How to baby food blog
As the child grows, change its nutritional needs. At the age of 5-6 months, breast milk or formula can no longer provide adequate intake of calories, vitamins and nutrients, so at this time to introduce solid foods. But if the kid is prone to allergies, new products should be offered to him with care, and to track the reaction to a particular kind of food, you need to keep a food diary.
You will need:
- notebook; - a pen.
Instruction how to baby food blog
baby food diary is useful not only my mother, but also the pediatrician: it can be used to determine the baby's increased sensitivity to different products in a timely manner to identify allergens and eliminate them from the diet. If your child has symptoms of food allergy, keep a food diary constantly and do not forget to show it to the doctor.
Keep a special notebook and raschertite its columns: date, time, type of product, quantity changes (skin, digestive organs, respiratory organs), notes. In the column "Date" and "Time" fix each meal: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and snacks in between (apple, biscuits, yogurt, etc.).
In cell "Product Type" indicate the name, composition and producer. Children cottage cheese or yogurt with a variety of fruit and berry supplements can be perceived differently by the body baby. As is the case with the same name products from different manufacturers. In particular, meat, vegetable puree and second courses of industrial manufacturing can be added such as sunflower and rapeseed oils, which give a different reaction, and the composition indicated on the label may not correspond to the declared in the title. Take notes on the composition and when preparing food to the child alone.
In the column "Number" refers to grams eaten baby product volume. Enter a new kind of food to 0.5 teaspoon, gradually increasing the amount until the age norm, and note it in a food diary. Keep in mind that a serving of 10 grams can cause allergies, but at 60-70 g reaction manifest.
Divide the column "Change" in 3 parts. The first record manifestations on the skin: itching, rash, swelling, severity, location. In the second part of the mark on the product reaction on the part of the digestive organs: regurgitation, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, especially these phenomena. In the third part of the respiratory system indicate the bodies response to the introduction of a new food: a runny nose, cough, shortness of breath. Record also the development time of a reaction to the product.
However, there are a number of reasons, which can be misleading about the availability of the baby food allergy. For example, on the day of entry of a new kind of food vaccine was given to him, he took drugs, put on clothes, laundered new powder, etc. Therefore, be sure to specify these circumstances in the "Notes" section. Perhaps the next time and under other conditions the child will accept a new product normally.