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Interesting Facts About Babies Eating Solid Food

Interesting Facts About Babies Eating Solid Food
  • Try to not feed your baby or a toddler in front of the TV, or some other entertainment gadget. This will create a bad lifetime habit of mindless eating.
  • By six months, babies typically weigh roughly double their birth weight.
  • Toddlers, between the ages of two and three, typically consume anywhere between 1000 and 1400 calories per day.
  • It is recommended to avoid putting salt in babies food, since sodium is not good for their overall health.
  • Since juices are mostly made up of water and sugar, babies are better off if you offer them fruit.
  • If your baby or a toddler is interested in feeding himself, let him do it. Do not worry too much about the mess which they will most likely produce during this process.
  • According to Dr. Jim Sears, during the first four months of baby's life, the tongue thrust reflex protects the infant against choking. This means when any unusual substance is placed on the tongue, it is automatically protruded outward - not back. Sometimes around four and six months this reflex gradually goes away, and new food actually has a "fighting chance" of making it from the tongue to the baby's tummy.
  • Once your baby starts eating solids, you should expect occasional undigested or poorly digested elements to appear in his or her diaper. Do not panic. The reason for this is the fact that babies don’t really chew foods. They just gum them and then swallow them, so when they start to eat small soft pieces of fruits and vegetables, you may start seeing these in the stool.

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