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Tips on Picking Baby Food

Stick with name brands and you know what's good for your baby. But name brand is pricey of course. Try Gerber's Graduates line. They make finger foods that is good for babies to eat. No teeth needed. The food dissolves with your baby's saliva. Anyhow, they make their products pretty nutritious and with very good ingredients.

Sonya
Tue, 12 May 2009 23:20:32 +0000

I would recommend picking a brand name type of baby food. With all the problems going around with contaminated food, you have to hope that a big name company test all their food before they sell it.

Annie
Wed, 13 May 2009 02:25:40 +0000

I found that Gerber had the most selections to choose from, not to mention that you have a better chance of getting coupons for gerber products over the other brand names. Make sure that you start out with strained vegetables and or fruits. Do not feed your baby more than one new food in a three day time span to be sure of alergic reacations.

Sally
Thu, 14 May 2009 02:28:03 +0000

My daughter is seven months old. I try to make sure I get a good variety: both vegetables and fruits. Hopefully this makes sure she is getting the nutrients she needs. I've always heard that a good selection of colors means a good selection of nutrients. Some types require freezing/refrigeration, I avoid these so I can throw the food in my purse when I go out.

Sarah
Thu, 14 May 2009 03:31:49 +0000

one should see, the products are high-quality, all natural ingredients plus vitamins and minerals.
the food must be tasty n attractive for the baby.

varinder
Thu, 14 May 2009 16:33:11 +0000

If good food is supplied then only the brand becomes popular.Brands are very important when it comes to babies as we can't take any chances.Big companies don't take chances in changing their methods.I prefer Brands than normal packs.Also the vitamins,proteins minerals and all the necessary materials should be provided for healthy growth of the baby.Go with natural food first.they have all the ingredients required.

Raj Sekar
Thu, 14 May 2009 21:29:12 +0000

I found my children liked food that I did not generally enjoy. I tried blueberry, spinach, beets and others that they really enjoyed. The brighter in color the the better. Raw was also a big hit like raw broccoli which we called trees! The thin baby carrots are easy to hold in tiny hands. Just be creative and even if you do not care for it as an adult the little ones may love it!

Bridget
Sun, 17 May 2009 00:29:06 +0000

Here are some useful tips for selection of Baby food.
1.Choose the product of a reputed, reliable company
2. Look for the natural ingredients contained in it. The more natural components, the better.
3. Don`t give much importance to external looks and color of the product.
3.Ensure that the product contains ONLY permitted colors and preservatives.
4. Ensure that it is free from harmful steroids and like substance
5. Keep an eye on the expiry date of the product.
6. ensure that it contains the nutrients required by your child

vsgunnam
Mon, 18 May 2009 20:42:24 +0000

Tips for Picking baby Food.

1. Please give some healthy foods like ceralac powder.
2. Please give good atmosphere to babies because it also help for a good health to your baby.
3. Give liquid items to your babies like fruits juices & Vegetable juices.
4. Please give Mothers Milk to her babies it is a healthy nutrition food to babies.

karuppan
Wed, 20 May 2009 04:54:02 +0000

Avoid too many chocolates and ice creams. Biscuits are good a choice. Decide on a balanced diet and include small cut fruits and juices in the diet. Breast milk is good for babies. Cerelac, cornflakes are good options as well.

Sahil Mastani
Wed, 20 May 2009 23:10:18 +0000

Give your child all the choices there are. It's is best this way to not have a picky eater. Any brand is ok. Make sure the safety seals are not broken. Start with apples first, then bananas.

cris cris
Thu, 21 May 2009 12:38:23 +0000

my choice for baby food was to buy organic fresh fruits and vegetables and puree them myself. I would do this in the summer and freeze them in ice cube trays. Once they were frozen I would seal them in freezer ziplock bags and keep in freezer with name of food and date pureed.

When you want to feed your baby, just take a couple of cubes and defrost them in the microwave, and heat until lukewarm.

I felt my son was getting better food by my pureeing organic foods myself as I knew what was going into his food.

Kimsattic
Sun, 24 May 2009 14:29:33 +0000

I would recommend taking a brand name of baby food.which contains all the minerals and natural ingredients. many problems occurs due to contaminated food,so that y u have to pick a branded company product which is tested and certified pure.
Be careful about the allergic foods baby might be allergic to some foods.

mohammed imran
Thu, 28 May 2009 08:33:25 +0000

Home made foods are healthy for the baby and tasty as well..However at certain times we have to go for the company products.Fresh fruits are really good for health and some babies may get diherria when they have some foods for the
first time,we can try the same food after 10 days so that their body will get adjusted to it..

srsade
Fri, 29 May 2009 12:43:53 +0000

I suggest talking with your baby's doctor and see what brands he or she recommends. Sometimes, depending on the unique needs of a baby, you will need to purchase a particular food. Also, when purchasing baby food, it is important that you only purchase brands that you recognize. This is no time at all to try and save some money! Do not store baby food towards the end of the expiration date. Purchase enough food for about a week or so, but avoiding stocking up. Even if the food is still weeks or so away from the expiration date, it is still better to use the freshest food possible for your baby. In addition to the nutritional value of the baby food, make sure that your baby enjoys the food! This will make feeding time easier and more enjoyable.

Nick
Fri, 29 May 2009 15:37:38 +0000

1. Always select good brands.
2. Always select variety items.
3. Strictly follow the instructions on it.
4. Try to give fruit juices also.
5. Don,t give too many fast food items.

Nishy
Tue, 02 Jun 2009 06:24:02 +0000

1. Check labels to ensure there are no ingredients that the baby is allergic to.

2. Do not give your baby foods or drinks with red dye.

3. Introduce baby to a variety of green vegetables in order to determine what he likes.

4. Give your baby age appropriate foods.

5. Make sure you give your baby a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, some starches, and protein.

Madame
Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:20:17 +0000

There are so many things to consider when purchasing baby foods, but in today's market there is much to choose from. You can usually find something that will fit you and your baby's needs. If not, baby food is actually very easy to make. I use Gerber foods and have been very happy with it. I find that the consistency is good for what ever stage your baby is at. You can buy organic if that is important to you.

Keep to single fruits and vegetables at first and the cereals (rice and oatmeal have worked best for me) as well. Make sure you wait 5 days after trying something new to make sure there isn't an allergy. Try to stay away from juices because of the sugars in them. Start your baby on water to get them started on a healthy life. I don't know how many kids I see who only drink juice and a lot of it and have problems with their teeth and weight. A baby doesn't know what juice is and knows no difference.

Carol
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:58:56 +0000

I would recomend gerber baby foods. my daughger loves thier foods, and they are pretty good value..

Gina Merrritt
Thu, 04 Jun 2009 07:14:12 +0000

Keep an open mind. I would suggest that you go with a brand that you have researched and know. Gerber is popular, but I preferred BeechNut. Based on my own personal research, this brand has fewer additives and the price made it a better value. It also has flavor combinations and food consistencies that my kids preferred over Gerber. Try a few out and see how your child reacts to the flavor, texture and how well they digest the baby food that you give them. You may find that a brand you didn't think you would ever buy may be the very best food for your little one!

SchuhMama
Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:39:56 +0000

my tip for buying baby food when the baby is ready, is to buy one of each of many different and when feeding time then give to baby and see their reaction and if there is others you'd like to try the try and mix some of the ones they like with some news ones like turkey with corn and so on. dont be scared to throw away the ones they dont like and try again in a month and see the reaction. so dont be scared to throw some out and get the ones the baby loves!!

tsm
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 06:53:27 +0000

The best baby food is the kind you make yourself. You need a food grinder and ice cube trays. You can throw an avocado and a banana in your diaper bag whole and you have snacks for you and the baby just that quickly. Food cubes in a tupperware container melt on the way to where you are going. Food you make is cheaper than food you buy.

Persia
Sun, 07 Jun 2009 03:03:51 +0000

Consult with a Doctor about their food according to their age. Check the product brand and quality of the food. See to the expiry date of the product. Please give mothers milk 8 months to 1 year at least. Fruits like Bananas, apples can be given to your babies according to their age. Be very careful on your babies food. Don't take any chances.

billa
Sun, 07 Jun 2009 17:43:28 +0000

1. Should ensure that the product has won the trust of the people and it is very well known
2. Should check for the ingredients of the product
3. Avoid canned products
4. Check the expiry date of the product without fail
5. Consult with the doctor whether it is a wise choice of the product or not

Suhasini
Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:52:40 +0000

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