The joy of fruit – 6 months onwards:
F2: Pear and date
Ingredients: Pears and dates
Each tray consists of 12 cubes
Total weight: 240g
Introducing Solid Foods from 6 Months
The trend internationally is to introduce solid foods to babies at six months. Studies have shown that there is a definite link between allergies and the introduction of solids too early in a baby’s life. Premature introduction of solids may also overload your baby’s kidneys and digestive tract.
Babies who are at least 4 months of age that weigh 6 – 7 kgs and who exhibit excessively hungry behaviour, i.e. formula-fed babies drinking more than 1 litre per day or breast-fed babies feeding two hourly, day and night, may start solids before 6 months.
If starting solids prior to 6 months, remember these foods are always to be given AFTER a milk feed. Wait half an hour and then give solids. Up to the age of 6 months milk is the most important dietary requirement in a baby’s diet.
In extremely rare cases, certain babies may need to start solids before 6 months due to slow growth or severe reflux, but this should only be done on the recommendation of your medical practitioner.