Foods to Avoid During Your Baby’s First Year

During weaning it’s recommended you avoid the following foods due to unsuitability of certain foods i.e. honey and be careful feeding them foods they might be allergic to.

Avoid:
Soft and blue cheese
Cured meats e.g. Salami
Raw Eggs
Honey
Some Nuts
Pate
Salt
Shellfish
Smoked Salmon
Sugar
Sweetener
Unpasteurised dairy
Whole-wheat

When your baby is around seven to eight months old you you can start to introduce cows’ milk in cooking, eggs, nuts, fish and more family foods including protein like chicken and fish. It’s best to do this one at a time in very small amounts and watch carefully for any symptoms they might be allergic.

To prevent choking please use ground nuts if you’re using them in your baby’s food. If your baby is diagnosed with a food allergy or eczema or you have food allergies, eczema, asthma or hay fever in your family history you may need to be extra careful about peanuts and peanut products.

If you have any concerns talk to your GP or health visitor first.

Weaning Recipe – Lentils with Butternut Squash

Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months šŸ„„ #weaning

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INGREDIENTS

Spilt little orange lentils 60g/2oz, Cubed Butternut Squash 90g/3oz, Butter or Sunflower Oil 30g/1oz and a sprinkle of cinnamon (optional).

METHOD

  1. Heat butter (or oil) in the saucepan.
  2. Add well rinsed and drained lentils to the pan and coat for a couple of minutes until they look shiny.
  3. Add cinnamon allowing it to coat the lentils.
  4. Incorporate butternut squash cubes and mix well.
  5. Cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20-25 minutesĀ  until the butternut squash is tender and the lentils well cooked.
  6. Drain any excess water and mash up with a fork for younger babies. Leave to stand in a bowl to cool before serving.

Try to only introduce a couple of new tastes a week to start with to give your baby the opportunity to discover each flavour.

More ideas – We’ve got a great choice of early weaning foods for you. See First Stage Weaning Vegetables, Fruits, Cereals & Pulses, Meal Planners and more Recipe Cards for a more little weaning inspiration.

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Weaning Recipe – Pasta with Peas & Cheese

Watch Sarah cook her cheesy, peasy pasta.

Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months šŸ„„ #weaning

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INGREDIENTS

Pasta 90g/3oz, Peas 60g/2oz, 1 tsp of grated cheese or cream cheese and 1/2 tsp butter.

METHOD

  1. Cook pasta according to timings on the packet.
  2. Cook the peas for 3-4 minutes and mash with a fork for young babies but leave whole for older babies.
  3. Mix peas and pasta together with butter.
  4. Stir in cheese and allow to cool before serving.

Try to only introduce a couple of new tastes a week to start with to give your baby the opportunity to discover each flavour.

More ideas – We’ve got a great choice of early weaning foods for you. See First Stage Weaning Vegetables, Fruits, Cereals & Pulses, Meal Planners and more Recipe Cards for a more little weaning inspiration.

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First Stage Weaning Suggestions – Vegetables

First Stage Weaning Recipes for Vegetables

See Sarah’s advice on recognising the signs your baby is ready to wean.

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How to Make A PureƩ

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First Stage Weaning – Avocado Mash

Has your baby tried avocado yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. šŸ„„ #weaning

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How to Make Avocado Mash For Your Weaning Baby

1. Scoop 2-4 tsps out avocado and chop into small pieces (keep the rest for yourself and get some good nutrients yourself!)
2. Mash with a fork into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

Serve up straight away as the avocado flesh discolours quickly. Increase the amount of teaspoons as your baby develops their appetite.

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First Stage Weaning – Sweet Potato PurĆ©e

Has your baby tried sweet potato yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely as a purĆ©e on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. šŸ„„ #weaning

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How to Make Sweet Potato PureƩ For Your Weaning Baby

1. Chop up sweet potato into small pieces.
2. Gently cook sweet potato in a saucepan using only a little freshly drawn water so it is not too wet when purƩed.
3. Mash with a fork or push the softly cooked sweet potato through a plastic sterilised sieve into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

You can add 2 tsps of baby rice made into a paste with expressed breast milk or formula if you want to.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

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First Stage Weaning – Butternut Squash PureĆ©

Has your baby tried butternut squash yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely as a purĆ©e on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. šŸ„„ #weaning

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How to Make Butternut Squash PureƩ For Your Weaning Baby

1. Chop up butternut squash into small pieces.
2. Gently cook butternut squash in a saucepan using only a little freshly drawn water so it is not too wet when purƩed.
3. Mash with a fork or push the softly cooked butternut squash through a plastic sterilised sieve into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

You can add 2 tsps of baby rice made into a paste with expressed breast milk or formula if you want to.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

Bon AppƩtit!

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First Stage Weaning – Parsnip PureĆ©

Has your little one tried parsnips yet? Try this recipe from Mrs Beeson’s Family Cookbook. Suitable from 5+ months and lovely as a purĆ©e on its own or added to a couple of teaspoons of baby rice or cereal. šŸ„„ #weaning

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How to Make Parsnip PureƩ For Your Weaning Baby

1. Chop up parsnip into small pieces.
2. Gently cook parsnip in a saucepan using only a little freshly drawn water so it is not too wet when purƩed.
3. Mash with a fork or push the stewed parsnip through a plastic sterilised sieve into a sterilised bowl (do not add anything to it like sugar, salt or honey).

You can add 2 tsps of baby rice made into a paste with expressed breast milk or formula if you want to.

You don’t want it to be too solid or runny, so you can always add a little more expressed breast milk, formula or cooled boiled water to make it the right consistency.

Bon AppƩtit!

sarah name

 

 

 

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