Just add milk.
All of a sudden he is sitting up and very much interested in everything you eat and try to grab any food he can. What does it all mean? Well, your little one may now be ready for his (and your) next big adventure: the introduction of solid foods and the start of happy mealtimes.
What could be more incredible? It's an amazing first to celebrate - for you, baby and the whole family. Building a positive relationship with food is the first step to a growing, happy baby, developing lifelong healthy eating habits.
How do you know when he's ready?
Paediatrians recommend waiting until your baby is 6 months of age and can hold his head steady in an upright position before you introduce solid foods. Remember though, every baby is different and some may be ready before others - so trust your instincts. After all, you know your baby better than anyone.
Your baby’s introduction to a whole new world of solid food starts with a spoon. Introducing your baby to Nestlé Baby Cereals will help your little one experience taste, texture, and nutrition in a whole new way - building a positive relationship with food for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Not only will your baby's little body continue to grow, but with each new stage of Nestlé Baby Cereal you and baby discover, his little personality will continue to grow as well (the future athletes love to throw things when you're not looking) So be excited, because starting baby cereal isn't just a milestone, it's the first of many, and the start of a future of happy mealtimes.
Nestlé’s Developmental Nutritional Plan
Nestlé Baby Cereals understand the unique needs of your growing wonder - at every stage. In fact, infant research scientists developed the Nestlé Developmental Nutritional Plan (NDNP) with that in mind - to develop products that nourish and develop the growing tastes, textures and nutrition of growing babies. Because as their world begins to grow, so do their little bodies and minds with each spoonful.
Introducing baby to cereal
As babies grow, so do their nutritional needs. By about six months of age, most babies are ready to explore their first solid food - baby cereal. Signs of being ready include your baby's tongue-thrust reflex fading, or her starting to reach for other people's food. If you're unsure whether your child is ready, your healthcare professional can advise you on when to take this step.
From six months babies require iron, calcium, vitamin and other necessary nutrients from solid foods. Keep in mind that starting solid food does not mean that you should stop breastfeeding. According to the medical professionals, breastfeeding should be continued till your baby is 12 months old. It is not advisable to give low-calorie or skimmed dairy products to the infants less than 2 years. It is from fat that they gain energy for their growth.
Ensure that your baby is getting required Omega-3 fat from meat, tinned fish and dairy products. See that lean meat, margarine, low-calorie dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables are included in your child's diet.
NESTUM for babies from 6 months
NESTUM is one of the popular baby brands available in South Africa because it provides the ideal nutritional products that a mother can offer to her baby. Nestum is delicious and full of goodness. NESTUM is easy to digest and is an energy-rich complementary food. When mixed with baby’s milk, it is a fully balanced nutritious meal with vitamins, minerals, proteins, iron and energy essential for your baby's healthy growth.
NESTUM is so versatile that you can eat it with milk as a nutritious and delicious porridge or you can add nuts or fruits for a different taste of experience or sprinkle the cereal on vegetables. Because NESTUM requires the addition of milk, it allows you to choose your baby's milk source - you can add breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula.
Tip for introducing cereal
When introducing baby cereal, it's best to choose a time when your baby is in a good mood, usually early in the day. This way you'll also be able to see if it causes a food intolerance or allergic reaction.
Start by feeding your baby a single-grain baby cereal such as maize or rice baby cereal and continue this for three to five days before trying a new cereal. This will help you determine if a particular variety is causing an allergic reaction.
Should this happen, stop feeding the cereal right away and talk to your child's healthcare professional.
How to prepare NESTUM
It is quite easy to prepare a bowl of tasty NESTUM cereal. It can be easily prepared and offers a world of possibilities in a box.
A bowl of NESTUM makes for a nutritious versatile toddler: food for every feeding occasion.