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Important feeding tips

Important feeding tips

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As your baby is growing to welcome new food to her life, your responsibilities as a mother are also growing. One of which is preparing food and feeding her. Keep the following points in mind while doing so.

Friday, April 7th, 2017

  • Allow plenty of time for feeding especially in the beginning. Be patient and go at your baby’s pace
  • Always wash your hands before preparing your baby’s food
  • Don’t save or reuse foods that your baby has half eaten. It may result in tummy upsets
  • Thoroughly wash all bowls and spoons used for feeding with hot, soapy water
  • Relax while feeding your baby. She can sense your mood and if you are not comfortable, she’ll get tense also. Remember feeding time is fun time
  • Seat her securely and keep an eye on her during feeding to avoid accidents
  • Cover the floor with a newspaper or with a protective mat and use a bib to catch food spills. Weaning can be a messy business. Be ready for it
  • Check that your baby’s hands are clean before feeding her
  • Keep surfaces clean and prevent pets to come near food or surfaces where food is prepared or served
  • Serve her on a separate plate or in a separate bowl. This will give you a fairly good idea of the food she has eaten
  • Spoon feed weaning foods from a cup or bowl. Do not give food from a feeding bottle
  • Don’t give too hot or too cold feed to your baby
  • Feed your baby when other family members are eating. Try to give her food at the same time every day. She’ll know what to expect and is more likely to be happy during meals
  • Never force feed her. If she dislikes a particular food, it should be removed from her diet for some time and re-introduced at a later stage or mixed with another food that she likes
  • You can try 8-10 times but remember that no food is indispensable and some other substitute can always be given
  • Encourage your baby to feed herself and let her decide when she has had enough
  • Avoid giving foods that may cause choking, including raw carrots, large pieces of raw apple, whole grapes, large cookies, peanuts and hard candy
  • Avoid distractions such as the television or talking on the phone at mealtimes

Your baby is solely dependent on you for the health and hygiene of her food. Follow all the right steps and ensure she gets her share of health and happiness.

As your baby is growing to welcome new food to her life, your responsibilities as a mother are also growing. One of which is preparing food and feeding her. Keep the following points in mind while doing so.

  • Allow plenty of time for feeding especially in the beginning. Be patient and go at your baby’s pace
  • Always wash your hands before preparing your baby’s food
  • Don’t save or reuse foods that your baby has half eaten. It may result in tummy upsets
  • Thoroughly wash all bowls and spoons used for feeding with hot, soapy water
  • Relax while feeding your baby. She can sense your mood and if you are not comfortable, she’ll get tense also. Remember feeding time is fun time
  • Seat her securely and keep an eye on her during feeding to avoid accidents
  • Cover the floor with a newspaper or with a protective mat and use a bib to catch food spills. Weaning can be a messy business. Be ready for it
  • Check that your baby’s hands are clean before feeding her
  • Keep surfaces clean and prevent pets to come near food or surfaces where food is prepared or served
  • Serve her on a separate plate or in a separate bowl. This will give you a fairly good idea of the food she has eaten
  • Spoon feed complementary foods from a cup or bowl. Do not give food from a feeding bottle
  • Don’t give too hot or too cold feed to your baby
  • Feed your baby when other family members are eating. Try to give her food at the same time every day. She’ll know what to expect and is more likely to be happy during meals
  • Never force feed her. If she dislikes a particular food, it should be removed from her diet for some time and re-introduced at a later stage or mixed with another food that she likes
  • You can try 8-10 times but remember that no food is indispensable and some other substitute can always be given
  • Encourage your baby to feed herself and let her decide when she has had enough
  • Avoid giving foods that may cause choking, including raw carrots, large pieces of raw apple, whole grapes, large cookies, peanuts and hard candy
  • Avoid distractions such as the television or talking on the phone at mealtimes

Your baby is solely dependent on you for the health and hygiene of her food. Follow all the right steps and ensure she gets her share of health and happiness.

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