Baby Food Chart_Up to one Year


During 1st to 4th month:

I fed only breast milk and formula milk

During 5th month:

Cerelac - Stage 1
Ragi
Black jaggery/ Karupatti
Apple - steamed and pureed
Banana - Pureed ( normal big ones, later kerala banana)
Pomegranate juice

During 6th month

Idli ( Pureed and mixed with dates / black jaggery)
Rice - Powdered and cooked
Carrot
Potato
Sweet Potato
Beans
Kerala banana
Garlic
Ghee
Haldi / Turmeric powder

During 7th month

Mashed Idli
Avacardo ( can be given in 6th month onwards)
Pear
Raddish
Beet root
Pepper and jeera powder (spice)
Oats
Rava
Green Peas

During 8th month

I included spices like turmeric, garlic, pepper, jeera, salt, cinnamon powder, ajwain powder while cooking Dal and vegetables.
Curd (optional) I stopped in between as he got UTI!
Chicken stock
Raisins puree
One tbln of normal Sambar to be added to idli
Barley water - But he was allergic so stopped.

During 9th month

Fish
Tender coconut ( you can start from 6th month onwards) Very healthy!
Breast chicken pieces - He has rashes and been fussy next day so I stopped.
Green chillies ( Mixed with dal/ragi)
Sambar rice
Rasam dal rice
Egg yolk
Sago (Powdered)
Curd (Stated again)
Buttermilk
Brinjal

During 10th to 12th month

I gave various Idli with dates/jaggery, oats, rava, ragi for breakfast. Rice with curry/dal/sambar/rasam/curd/egg/black eyed beans for lunch. Cerelac with fruit purees for dinner.

New born baby care / Parenting

Hi All,

I keep updating this post as and when my son grows.....

After my post on my experiences of delivery (which is in draft still!!), I would like to write down certain things on baby care which I followed so that it will be helpful...at least to me during second innings..;)

I was happy to have normal delivery for which I was very committed....my friends and colleagues were astonished by the way me being strong and committed to what I want.... soon after my delivery, within few hours, I first breast feed my cute baby boy...I was surprised by the Nature's miracle of having the baby who is just born knows to suck and take milk..nobody has to teach baby...I have been instructed to feed 3 times on first day and later for every 2 to 3 hrs...

Its very important that you feed in alternate breast every time..else it will get clogged...Its very common for breasts to get clogged...you have to just express it frequently..it will lasts for two to three weeks..I got medulla mini electric pump which costed me 10000 bucks...i struggled a lot in feeding for first month...to the worst..my stitches didn't fall off at ease...it got removed manually after many tinctures...

first month is always a hectic one..as you feel very new to your baby.

It took us some time to put out thulil..so v bought a cradle..we used only cotton clothes for him..even the wrapper was little heat for him..but to hold him tat was more comfortable..then later v stated to use cotton saree to wrap or to hold him..

Doctor asked us to give food supplement drops for three months...we gave perugayam, angur thiratchai as well....masakai, jathikai, garlic, dry ginger, vasumbu all these we used to scratch and get a small amt of paste which we keep in his tongue..it helps in digestion, for quick talking etc..I'm very grateful for my colleagues who helped me in getting stuffs from herbs shop in Tamil nadu...GOD always opens the door when he closes one...

we started feeding him on bottle at the end of 3 months...we started solid foods at the end of 4th month...we gave him ragi mixed with black jaggery...but Dr advised to start with cerelac. So we gave him apple, banana, then moved on to pomegranate juice (10 to 20 ml) then introduced ...He liked all the flavors...then I moved on to mashed rice....introduced carrot, potato initially...then moved on to sweet potato....then mixed veggies carrot, potato, beans and cabbage...:)

At the start of 5th month, Dr advised for Iron drops morning and evening dose. For diarrhea problems, I gave him wood-wards gripe water... three times a day. for cough and cold, I gave him steam with eucalyptus oil, saline nasal drops, ----------------------------

From the time we started formula milk(fourth month), we have been advised to give some amt of water...when starting solids (5th month) , we gave him min of 100 to 150 ml per day.

I noticed some food allergy rashes while adding palak and pepper powder. I stopped using and gave during 8th month. every baby is unique. 

Coconut oil is the best for treating rashes. I applied powder to the diaper area everytime he poo and pee.

From 7th month, I added pomegranate juice 40 to 50 ml while preparing the fruit purees like banana, apple, pear etc.

During 8th month, I gave him curd mixed with rice and dal or with Ragi. We saw his small teeth emerging from the gums during this month only.

I gave gripe water three time daily from 8th month onwards.

I noticed his urine smell to be very acidity so gave him tender coconut 100 mil min alnong with water..

On 10th month, he had dry cough for two days followed by 102F fever...Dr prescibled Calpol and told throat infection being air borne...For dry cough, its best to give hot/warm water every 15 min.

Different combinations of food I tried:

Initially i pureed the rice, then I cooked and mashed with spoon. I Pureed vegggies and mixed with mashed rice. I introduced chicken stock first then chicken breast pieces. I mixed rice, carrot and shredded cooked breast chicken piece. He liked it and slept for 2.5 hrs almost..! :)

I mixed egg yolk with Nestum and spinach. I gave idli with sambar/Dates puree during 9th month.

I used to cook moong dal / sambar dal in advance along with spices and store in refrigerator for use of two times.

He got in diarrhea during 9th month.  We should know the following.

1. Dont use nappies as it irritates them. Use diaper, Dont use wipes, Just use cotton and wash in warm water.

2. Dont give Ragi, ghee/milk products during diarrhea. Give sago and oats combination. Give curd as much as possible. Give ORS water to keep them hydrated.

3. Have medicines in handy. Wait for 3 three days else go to Dr.

4. Give idli, rice kanju, dal a lot during diarrhea.

5. Give the sachet for loose motion...

From 1.5 years, he almost dint suffer any medical issues..thanks mummy for that :) occasionally he get cough and cold...

with medicines and pepper, dry ginger juice, warm water to drink, vicks, hot water bath, he gets well soon in two - four days...

At 25 months, he first got measles like small dots in his back and stomach. Following to do when baby get measles.

1. keep him hydrated with water
2. tender coconut and orange juice daily
 3. apply calamine lotion and neem leaves to his body when itching.
4. dont bath him untill it goes away.
5. dont let him play with other children and allow others to home.
6. keep your hands washed when you touch him
7. no need of Dr if its nto so severe ( many dots, big sizes, too much itching) else it will go away in 5 days time


To be continued......

Home made Baby Food Receipes

To be updated as and when added.....

Avacardo Puree

Pics says it all....The final black shows the ripen avacardo which will be very soft when touched.

Just fork out the pulp and mash it. 



Vegetable puree ( any kinda of vegetables or combination of veggies): i pureed the vegetable till end of 6th month. Then I mashed the vegetables.

1. cut the veggies into small pieces
2. Add little water to the veggies and as well in the cooker vessel.
3. Cook for about 10 min to 15 min or 10 to 12 whistles.
4. Either mash it or puree in the blender






Dal Puree ( any kinda of Dal)


1. I have used one scoop of Dal
2. Add 1 tumbler of water and for three scoop add 2.5 tumbler of water.
3. Cook for about 7 to 15 min for one to three scoop.
4. If not cooked, keep again for one whistle.
5. Initially i was filtering the dal and giving the water and after he got used to the taste, I cook well and blend it or mash it well.



Angur Theratchai




Herbal for Baby


I have showed masakkai, dry ginger, vasambu, jaathikaai. I make paste out of it and give him along withgrape juice (prepared above) or with gripe water...


Vegetable puree ( any kinda of vegetables or combination of veggies)

1. cut the veggies into small pieces. I have shown carrot and potato here.
2. Add little water to the veggies and as well in the cooker vessel. Add a pod of garlic and haldi during 6th month as advised by my Dr.
3. Cook for about 10 min to 15 min or 10 to 12 whistles.
4. Either mash it or puree in the blender





Oats Powder/ Porridge




Spinach/Palak

Initially during 6th month, I cooked the leaves in little water and blended. After that I filtered the extract. At the end of 7th month, I didnt filtered. I pressure cooked the leaves with spices and direclty added to the baby food like rice and cerelac.



Rice

Till 6th month , I powdered the rice and then cooked in water. From 7th month, I directly cooked in pressure cooker and mashed it with hand while it is hot and mixed with vegetables. It gave me a good textures which will enable baby to learn to swallow.





Kerala Banana

1. Peel the skin and deseed the banana  and cut into small pieces as shown below. Pressure cook like steam method as shown in first pic. Then puree it in the blender. I added the pomegranate juice in the banana while blending.




Desseeded Dates

From the 6th month, I added dates puree to idli, rava and oats. I cooked 6 no of dates in pressure cooker like steam boil method and puree it in blender. I filtered in sieve and made a thick puree.

Kitchadi

Soak the rice overnight. In the pressure pan, add rice, moog dal, garlic, salt, pepper, jeera, cinnamon, ajwain, turmeric, any vegetables. add water and cook for about 10 min. It will be nicely mashed. Add ghee while feeding the baby.

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