Babies are emotionally precious and physically fragile for the first few months after coming to this world. Just as how the love feels endless, so does the worry for them. What clothes should they wear? Are they too hot? Too cold? What food to feed them? Is it too much? Too less? With your little one growing so fast, are you missing out on special moments in all this worry? The questions never end. FoodSteps is here to help you relax and enjoy your quality time with your little one.
In this article, we will explore when it is most optimal to introduce the Fruits and Veggies Purees by FoodSteps and how it is beneficial to the wholesome growth of your little one.
Breast Milk is best for your newborn:
It is well known that in the first 6 months, it is best to feed your baby with breast milk. According to WHO, “For the first 6 months of the infant’s life, breast milk provides all the energy and nutrients.”
Not only the best form of nutrients, but also a moment of skin-to-skin bonding between the mother and child. This bonding helps the baby feel safe in their new environment and helps the post-partum health of the mother. However, breast milk can’t provide all the nutrients that the baby needs beyond their 6 months of age.
Signs that it is time to move on to Purees:
At around 6+ months your baby will start showing signs that they are ready to move on to more solid foods. Some of these visible signs will be them doubling in weight and showing interest in your food. But the sign that is more crucial and not visible is that their body is now demanding more iron for growth and strength. According to studies by the CDC, “At about 6 months of age, introduction of iron-rich foods, iron-fortified cereals, or iron supplement drops is needed to meet the iron requirement of the baby.” Breast milk can’t provide enough iron to meet this growing demand and hence it is now time to move on to solid food. It is best to start with semi-solid foods like Purees.
Introducing Nutritional Purees:
Vegetables and Fruits like green peas, carrots, spinach, apples, bananas and more are rich in iron and found in FoodSteps Purees. It is best to transition to solid food through purees as they are easy to consume and digest for a 6+ month old baby. It will take time for the baby to adapt to the new textures and flavours, but it is important to introduce this new diet plan to help their physical and mental growth. FoodSteps comes with a range of Purees all with their own benefits for your baby’s development.
When trying a new flavour, wait for 2-3 days to check for any allergic reactions like diarrhea, rash or vomiting before changing the flavours. Once your baby is well acquainted with this new palette of taste and texture, you can switch up the flavours every now and then.
Benefits of Purees:
Fruit and Veggie Purees are great transitional food for babies as they offer the same beneficial nutrients. Fruit Purees have slightly more calories than fruits as they are more concentrated but it offers the same antioxidants. These antioxidants help boost the immune system and help limit cell damage for the infant.
Other than nutritional benefits, Purees help encourage early acceptance of varied flavours, colours and textures and all develop tongue control, gumming and swallowing capabilities. It is also proven as an easy mechanism to identify any food sensitivities or allergies.
FoodSteps Purees for your Baby:
Babies exploring different textures and flavoursome combinations helps develop the growth of their brain and palette. Hence, it is vital to introduce your baby to superfoods like the range of FoodSteps Fruits and Veggie Purees. A mix of fruits, vegetables, and grains helps in getting all the needed nutrients.
It is vital that the Purees that you select for your little one are made using 100% natural ingredients with no GMO, sugar, gluten, colours and any artificial preservative. Experience the nutritional goodness of pea, oats, strawberry, dates, purple sweet potato, banana, ragi, papaya, Apple, mango, pumpkin and carrot.
Added benefits of FoodSteps:
FoodSteps packaging makes it easier for your little one to get their wholesome nutritional diet anywhere, anytime. Small and compact packages make it easy to carry for travelling. So whether it be an international trip or a road trip, FoodSteps Fruit and Veggies Purees have the young parents covered!
The range of flavours add to the development of your baby by stimulating their exploratory taste buds. Introduce your baby to a wholesome and flavoursome diet of simple mixtures of fresh fruits, veggies, and grains. All the FoodSteps Fruit and Veggie Purees are a mixture puree of fresh fruits, veggies, and grains with a smooth consistency making it easier for consumption.
The FoodSteps Fruit and Veggie Purees are packed in BPO free pouches for an easy to eat and feed experience. Twist open the cap and squeeze the pouch to experience a nutritional range of purees. The easy to attach spoon not only makes mealtime an easy affair for you but also helps your baby gain independence in eating. Once done, re-cap the pouch and refrigerate it for the next meal.
Parenting is an overwhelming job but there are moments of delight in it. With the trustworthy no sugar & no salt Fruit & Veggie FoodSteps Purees, you can put aside your worries about a nutritional meal for your little one. With new flavours to taste everyday of the week and easy-to-feed and carry pouches, mealtime with your baby just got mess free and worry free! Order your FoodSteps bundle now on Flipkart, Amazon or FristCry. Enjoy mealtimes and make room for more memories with less mess.