When did you start seasoning baby food? Precautions and timing and amount of seasonings
Baby food is the first meal a baby eats. If your baby doesn’t eat much baby food, you may wonder, “Is it badly seasoned?” This time, I would like to introduce the time to start seasoning baby food according to the age of the moon and the precautions for seasoning.
When did you start seasoning baby food?
Baby food basically does not need to be seasoned. Especially in the early days of baby food, it is more important for the baby to feel the taste of the ingredients themselves than to season them. It is not recommended to overdo the seasoning and give the baby a strong seasoning.
So when should we start seasoning? It will be after the middle term to season baby food with seasonings. However, the amount that can be used for each seasoning is decided. Adults and babies are completely different, so the amount of seasoning is very small, and it doesn’t matter if the seasoning is light, so it is important to know when to use which seasoning, what kind of seasoning is preferable, and the amount of seasoning according to the age of the moon. ..
Precautions for seasoning
The taste and dietary preferences cultivated during infancy also affect subsequent eating habits. There is a reason why it is said that baby food should be lightly flavored without seasoning. This is because if you get used to the strong seasoning when you are a baby, you tend to prefer the strong seasoning when you grow up. Also, since babies have immature livers, feeding them a heavily seasoned baby food can cause a strain on the immature liver. Therefore, when seasoning baby food, it is necessary to keep in mind the very light taste of flavor.
The burden on the liver is also a concern, but if the amount of sugar intake increases due to strong seasoning, it can also cause the skin to become dry. If you eat too much sweets in infancy, your baby’s natural moisturized skin will be lost and your skin will become dry. Infant eczema (infantile eczema) causes more babies to suffer, especially during the dry season. The “itch” caused by dryness can easily lead to crying and fussy at night. For this reason, you have to keep the seasoning light.
Seasoning in the early stages of baby food (5-6 months after birth)
In the early days of starting baby food, seasonings cannot be used. First, let’s get used to it without seasoning so that you can feel the taste of the ingredients. The early stage of baby food is an important time to check the compatibility between the ingredients and the body and increase the number of ingredients that can be eaten after the middle stage of baby food. Especially when there are ingredients that are not suitable for moms and dads, it is important to experience the taste of the new ingredients rather than seasoning, because it is necessary to carefully proceed with the new ingredients.
Seasoning of mid-term baby food (7-8 months old)
Compared to the seasoning in the early stages of baby food, the types of seasonings that can be used will increase from the latter half of the middle period, and you will be able to challenge various menus and cooking methods. However, since there are individual differences in the development of babies, it is best not to use seasonings if possible, considering the burden on internal organs. When seasoning, pay close attention to the amount used and try to make it light.
■ Seasoning that can be seasoned in the middle of baby food
- Salt-up to 0.1 g once (do not use as much as possible)
- Sugar-1 time 2 to 2.5 g
- butter. Oils-up to 2 to 2.5 g at a time (please refrain from it if possible)
Seasoning of late baby food (9-11 months after birth)
In the latter half of weaning food, various seasonings such as oil can be used for seasoning, but animal lard is a burden on the body, so choose vegetable oil, and fried foods use a lot of oil, so please refrain from doing so. Also, since most ingredients contain salt, seasoning with salt is basically unnecessary. Don’t use multiple seasonings in one dish, just one.
■ Seasoning that can be seasoned in the latter half of baby food
- Salt-from 0.1 to 0.3 g once
- Sugar-up to 3g at a time
- Butter and oils-up to 3g at a time
- Salty soy sauce-up to 2 g at a time
Seasoning during the baby food completion period (1 year to 1 year and 5 months)
Ideally, you should get 80% of the nutrition you need from baby food during the baby food completion period, but since you cannot eat a lot at once, give snacks twice in the morning and afternoon in addition to three meals. .. Commercially available biscuits are convenient for snacks during the baby food season, but in terms of seasoning, we recommend light meals such as fruits and sweet potatoes that do not use seasonings, and milk.
The main ingredients of mayonnaise are oil, raw egg yolk, and vinegar. You don’t want to give too much oil or raw food at the end of the season, so try to reduce the amount of oil or salt with handmade mayonnaise.
■ Seasoning that can be seasoned when baby food is completed
- Salt-from 0.4 to 0.6 g once
- Sugar-1 time up to 4g
- butter. Oils-up to 4g at a time
- Salty soy sauce-up to 4 g at a time
So far, we have introduced the seasoning of baby food. Throughout the baby food period, babies experience various tastes and textures and learn their tastes and textures. It is important to adjust the taste of baby food as your baby grows, paying attention to when and how much seasoning you can use. Please refer to this article and increase the variation of the menu.