How do I make solids for my baby?
Caregivers who are making their baby’s solid foods should ensure these are prepared safely and use healthy ingredients. Caregivers should avoid added salt and sugar and avoid using processed foods that may contain these and have low amounts of fibre, protein, and vitamins. It’s easiest to give the baby the same food that the rest of the family eats, including flavourful or spicy foods, especially if they are part of the family’s regular diet. Giving the baby a wide range of foods is more likely to provide a balanced diet. Caregivers should pay attention to consistency as well. Some babies like softer foods and others like more substance. Most organizations recommend starting with pureed food and working toward more textured food and then lumpy food by at least 9 to 10 months. Solid foods should pose no risk of choking. Babies should be supervised when eating.