5 to 7 Months
Both vegetables and fruits may be added once baby is eating a wide variety of cereals.
Start vegetables once a baby is eating cereal and is around 5 to 7 months old.
Vegetables have vitamins, minerals and fiber. Always try one vegetable at a time. Offer it early in the day so you can watch and see if baby is allergic to that vegetable.
Sweet potatoes, squash, peas and green or yellow beans are the vegetables to try to include.
Wait from 3 to 5 days before trying a new vegetable. Fresh or frozen vegetables may be used to make homemade food. Avoid foods with added salt and seasonings.
The food you should offer your baby is the following:
The first day 1 teaspoon ( 5 ml ).
Increase to about half or three quarter ( 125 to 180 ml ) cup a day by 12 months of age. You should stop feeding when your baby is full.
If your baby has a rash, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain or breathing problems. You may be confronting signs of allergy. Stop feeding the food you think caused the allergy until, you can talk to
If you warm the food make sure you test it so that it is not hot. Offer only the amount of vegetables you think your baby will be eating at a feeding and serve from a small
bowl or plate. Don´t keep any left over food that has touched the feeding spoon or baby´s mouth.
Fresh homemade food can be kept in the refrigirator for twenty four to forty eight hours. If you buy the food it should be used within two or three days after the jar is opened.