Created by Updated on Jul 15, 2017
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| Jul 16, 2017
Around nine months of age, babies start accepting different foods and develop an appetite for solids. Here’s a list of veggies and fruits you can give to your baby at this stage. 1. Starchy vegetables and fruits such as potato, sweet potato, beetroot, tapioca - well boiled and mashed. These can be given alone or combined with other easily digestible vegetables like carrots, pumpkins, gourds, peas or beans. You may also make a soup or a halwa of these vegetables. Dark green leafy vegetables - well washed, cooked and pureed - are a good source of both iron and vitamin A, Add to the starchy vegetable soup for a boost of iron and vitamin A, essential for the development of immune system, blood, and good eyesight. 3. Fruits like apple, pear, peach can be stewed/cooked with little water and given to the baby. Banana, mango, cheeku are starchy fruits, which can be just mashed and given to your baby. For juice, you can use fruits like apple, grapes, pomegranate, pineapple. fruits like orange, sweet lime are best avoided as they may cause an allergy. Start these after consulting your pediatrician around one year of age. Remember, when any new food is introduced to the baby, it should be given in little amounts first. Wait for a day to see if it is not causing any allergy or indigestion – only then you may continue with that food.