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Introducing new food textures to your babyIIntroducing new food textures to your babyIntroducing new food textures to your babyEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZSamantha Thiessen, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how and when to introduce different food textures to your child.</p><p>It is exciting to watch your baby eating <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track2-2_intro_to_food_pdf.pdf">solid foods</a> and showing an interest in your food. Here are some ways to fit your baby's feedings in with the whole family.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When first trying solids, babies should start with pureed food. They can then move on to minced and then chopped food.</li> <li>Adapt family foods to your baby by grating, chopping, mashing or pureeing them. Cook your baby's portion without added salt or sugar. </li> <li>Continue to give your baby breast milk or formula as they start solids, but offer the solids first. </li> <li>Until 12 months, your baby's main source of fluids should be breast milk, formula or 3.25% milk. Limit water and do not offer fruit juice.</li></ul>
Présentation de nouvelles textures alimentaires à votre bébéPPrésentation de nouvelles textures alimentaires à votre bébéIntroducing new food textures to your babyFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZSamantha Thiessen, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez comment faire découvrir de nouvelles textures alimentaires à votre bébé.</p><p>C’est merveilleux de regarder son bébé manger des aliments solides et démontrer de l’intérêt pour les aliments que vous avez préparés. Voici quelques suggestions pour que votre bébé puissant manger les mêmes aliments que votre famille. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Lorsqu’ils commencent à manger des aliments solides, les bébés doivent commencer par des aliments en purée. Ils peuvent ensuite passer aux aliments hachés puis coupés.</li> <li>Adaptez les aliments de la famille à votre bébé en les râpant, les coupant, les écrasant ou les transformant en purée. Cuisinez la portion de votre bébé sans ajouter de sel ni de sucre.</li> <li>Alors qu’il commence à manger des aliments solides, continuer à allaiter ou à donner de la préparation pour nourrisson à votre bébé, mais offrez les aliments solides en premier.</li> <li>Jusqu’à douze mois, la principale source de liquide de votre bébé devrait être le lait maternel, la préparation pour nourrisson ou le lait 3,25 %. Limitez l’eau et n’offrez pas de jus de fruits.</li></ul>

 

 

Introducing new food textures to your baby1458.00000000000Introducing new food textures to your babyIntroducing new food textures to your babyIEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZSamantha Thiessen, RD, MHSc.;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how and when to introduce different food textures to your child.</p><p>It is exciting to watch your baby eating <a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track2-2_intro_to_food_pdf.pdf">solid foods</a> and showing an interest in your food. Here are some ways to fit your baby's feedings in with the whole family.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>When first trying solids, babies should start with pureed food. They can then move on to minced and then chopped food.</li> <li>Adapt family foods to your baby by grating, chopping, mashing or pureeing them. Cook your baby's portion without added salt or sugar. </li> <li>Continue to give your baby breast milk or formula as they start solids, but offer the solids first. </li> <li>Until 12 months, your baby's main source of fluids should be breast milk, formula or 3.25% milk. Limit water and do not offer fruit juice.</li></ul><h2>Moving from one texture to another</h2><p>From six to 12 months of age, your baby will become better able to eat new foods, try new textures and <a href="/Article?contentid=1457&language=English">feed themselves</a>. Transitioning (moving) from one texture to the next is important to teach your baby about chewing. Since every baby develops at their own pace, be patient with their progress, but continue to offer new textures.<br></p><p>There are three common textures for solid baby food:</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/FeedingBabiesFamilyFoods.png" alt="" /> </figure> <h2>Changing food textures for your baby</h2><p>Depending on what you are cooking, you can alter food textures using simple kitchen tools such as a potato masher, blender or food processor</p><p>Use your kitchen's blender for even blending of meat and vegetables and a potato masher for softer foods such as potato, squash and apple. You can purée, mince or chop food using the different blender settings or by adjusting the amount of time for blending. You can also add milk or formula to the food when blendingto thin the consistency.</p> <strong> <p>It's easy to alter food textures to suit your baby's chewing ability using tools you may already have in your kitchen.<br></p></strong> <div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track2-3_illustration_apple.png" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Clockwise from top-left:</p><ul><li>smooth apple sauce</li><li>chopped or sliced apple</li><li>chunky apple sauce</li><li>grated apple</li></ul></div><p>Think, for example, of a dinner meal of chicken breast with potato and broccoli for the family. You can easily purée, mince or chop the chicken, potato and broccoli to a texture that is appropriate for your baby's chewing ability. You cook once but simply alter the food for your baby's level of texture. Remember that you may have to offer the food a few times on the plate on different days before your baby is ready to try it.</p><p>Cook your baby's food without adding salt or sugar. You can either add salt, sugar or strong spices to the meal after you have served a portion to your baby or you can cut out the salt and sugar fo everyone.</p><h2>Breast milk and formula</h2><p>Babies still require regular breast milk or formula feeds when eating solid foods. The amount may vary depending on their intake of food. Offer your child solid foods before offering breast milk or formula. They are more likely to try new solid foods when they are very hungry.</p><h2>Water and juice</h2><p>Babies who are less than six months old do not need water. They actually need all the nutrients, fats and calories from breast milk or formula. From six to 12 months, water is acceptable if it is a very hot day, but otherwise it would still be best to offer breast milk, formula or 3.25% milk instead.</p><p>Juice contains a lot of sugar; avoid giving it to babies and young children.<br></p></div></div>Introducing new food textures to your baby

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