As your child begins to sprout teeth, they will be able to chew on small soft lumps between the gums. Your child will no longer be limited to soft velvety food, and he’ll be able to try new tastes and textures. It is also a signal that your child is ready for some light solid food. However, you may notice signs of discomfort in your child as each tooth emerges from the gums. Your child’s personality will also begin to emerge as they show signs of likes and dislikes of specific foods.
During this time, your child’s diet should consist of slightly textured food to allow for a better transition to a heavier diet. Introduce new tastes and textures slowly in each meal and help your child adjust to a new taste by mixing it with a little of their favourite baby food. It is important to get your child used to a diverse range of flavours as it will set their future food preferences. If your child is feeling discomfort from teething, you can try serving food with a rubber spoon that they can chew gently on.
To ensure that big nutrition is absorbed by your child’s small tummies, you can try CERELAC® Infant Cereals for 7 months which is specially formulated using CHE (Cereals Hydrolysed Enzymatically) technology. This ensures that carbohydrates such as rice or wheat are broken down to smaller components for ease of digestion.
CERELAC® Infant Cereals are also developed with BIFIDUS BL probiotics which help improve beneficial intestinal microflora in your child’s digestive system and reduce the incidence of diarrhoea.
If in doubt, it’s good to check with your paediatrician on any unusual reactions to baby food, especially during the early teething period. We wish you the best as you child takes another step forward in their eating expeditions!
To introduce more varied tastes and nutrition, you can add pureed vegetables such as spinach or mashed fruits such as banana to your child’s infant cereal. You can visit our Recipe Section to help you prepare some delicious meals appropriate to your child’s developmental stage.
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