Here’s another discovery, after we discovered Heinz Teething Rusk few weeks ago, hubby found this Heinz Chocolate Biscuit at Mercato in Hartamas shopping center. At 5.00RM, Heinz Chocolate Biscuit contain 12 finger biscuit ideal for 7 months babies and up.
The biscuit came from a unique Italian recipe and have a little crunch which softens in little mouths. It is a good source of iron, no preservatives and artificial colours and contains 10 key vitamins and minerals. It was especially made to help little ones hand learns to grip. This is also a handy snack and perfect whenever you and your little one are outside your home sweet home.
Look how our little one enjoys these biscotti. Might be soo yummy! Well, it is. I did taste it and it’s good. Looks like it’s not only perfect for little ones, but good for mommies too.
I ask hubby to buy yogurt for our little one since I cannot drop by at the supermarket this week. He was furious when he heard the yogurt, “are you sure?” he asked me. Of course I am. He was asking me if it was safe to feed our baby a yogurt. Actually, I was told by a friend, that it is good to feed yogurt to our baby. And so I would like to give it a try without even consulting our paediatrician.
And so before feeding baby Z a yogurt, I ask mr.G if it is safe to feed yogurt to babies. According to Baby Center, we can start feeding a yogurt to our babies as early as six months provided that you have consulted your baby care provider.
Yogurt is rich in protein and calcium that helps builds strong bones and teeth. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals as well as a good source of potassium. It also contains good bacteria called probiotics which is essential in building a healthy digestive system. With all those mentioned nutrients, I may not be a doctor but I would say that yogurt is good for our babies. Just imagine the nourishment he will get if he has all those nutrients from yogurt.
Just be aware that when you are feeding yogurt to your baby, you have to watch out for signs of food allergy. It might be in a form of rashes around the mouth, swelling tongue and lips, vomiting and diarrhoea. If this happens, you need to off hold feeding yogurt and consult your doctor.
Yogurt Food Ideas for your baby
Combine yogurt with your baby’s favourite cereal.
Mix it with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Mix it with cooked brown rice
Add a little yogurt to mashed potato.
Brown rice maybe expensive than white rice but looking through the nutrients content of brown rice, I’m sure you will not mind buying expensive rice for your baby. Brown rice is good for both baby and adult. It contains vitamins B1, B3 and B6, iron, phosphorus, fibre, selenium, essential fatty acids and manganese which is essential in building healthy bones reduces the risk of asthma. During the production of white rice, a large percentage of those essential nutrients are lost which become less beneficial for our health. It’s not only good but it is also safe for babies since brown rice is rarely causing allergies.
Let us not deprive our babies from those essential nutrients. I know most of us, moms, would give the best nutrition for our little ones. Brown rice almost have it all. So to give our babies the nutrients that they need, let us start giving our little ones brown rice. I know you would. Especially now that you know the nutrients he can get from brown rice. Here are some food ideas using brown rice. Remember that before cooking brown rice you have to rinse it well and cooking time is normally longer than that of white rice.
- Combine cook brown rice (either grinned or regular) with steam vegetables. If your child can chew, you can simply chop them and mix with brown rice. Or if he’s not into chewing yet, you can puree them before mixing.
- Mix brown rice with fresh puree fruits.
- Add yogurt to a cook brown rice.
- Mixed brown rice with your baby’s favourite cereal.
- Cook brown rice and add small chop of meat such us chicken, beef or fish.
Don’t forget that you can also serve your baby with plain brown rice. The ideas above will help you create a recipe that would be interesting for your baby’s taste.