In the first months of the beginning of the meal is worth cooking more vegetables are not mastering light red color, that do not contain crude fiber: for a first meal fit Zucchini, cauliflower; next-broccoli, pumpkin, carrots, potatoes; After 8 months, green beans, green peas, corn. Corn and beans are sufficiently tight sheath, but in the process of heat treatment it softens easily and quickly.

Up to the year it is not recommended to introduce aggressive for GASTROINTESTINAL neokrepshego vegetables (such as beets, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, Greens). Of course, the specified age is conditional. There are kids who have the STOMACH matures a bit faster, but there are those who even at this age, he is still not fully formed. Accordingly, it is better not to hurry up, because in terms of getting the necessary nutrients are enough to offer the chubby little boy "non-aggressive" vegetables.

By the way, combining vegetables rather than monocomponent Smoothie (consisting of one vegetable). Firstly, as a child would get a bigger variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, since the beneficial properties of different vegetables are significantly different. Secondly, it will provide a wide range of taste sensations. Thirdly, in normal life people don't eat a plate of broccoli for lunch just because it is monotonous and tasteless.  But if you add cauliflower, carrots-it's already a rich side dish.

Therefore, the only relevant puree monocomponent tracking reactions in the introduction of complementary foods, as well as to avoid unnecessary load on the digestive tract. After the body met with various vegetables, much more useful to combine them.

Common methods of preparation and storage of vegetables were considered in this article. Now let's look at some of the features of the basic vegetables.


It is most often used for Zucchini first complementary foods due to the high content of structured water, improves intestinal peristalsis. Wash zucchini is good in that it's fairly easy to prepare even if no Blender-just grind it through a sieve. In addition, it is an ideal vegetable for a workout chewing skills as soft structure even bezzubomu the baby is easy to chew it.

For the first meal is better to use white grape variety of squash. It is recommended to delete, because it contains a large part of the nitrates. Large hard seeds will also be deleted.

Cauliflower and broccoli

Fresh cauliflower and broccoli are kept relatively short: 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator at a temperature not exceeding +5°. If parse forks on inflorescences, the retention period is reduced to three days at a temperature of not more than +3° c and humidity not more than 90% (usually these terms provides the so-called "zone of freshness"). If the specified shelf life is not suitable-not used inflorescence better put into the freezer.

In the cooking process at the fresh cabbage should be cut off "legs", because even after thermal treatment, they remain sufficiently rigid that prevents conversion of dishes in homogenous puree. A little later, when baby learns to chew on himself, and it will be enough to mash the vegetables tolkushkoj or fork, rigid "legs" will also not chubby little boy, because fully stretch them. And here's the defrost cabbage after heat treatment becomes soft in its entirety, so with it you can not bother.


Potatoes-fairly dry and hard to digest vegetable (due to the high content of starch). Best combined with watery vegetables (such as Zucchini or pumpkin).

When choosing tubers for foods, be sure to pay attention to their color. Often found potatoes with green spots, which is very dangerous for the health of the child. Green stuff on tubers is called "potato". This is a real poison, created by nature to protect the plants from pests. Large quantities of solanine stands out in bright light, so store potatoes in a dark room.

Pumpkin and carrot

It must be remembered that pumpkin and carrots contain carotene (yellow-orange pigment). On the one hand, it plays an important role in many metabolic processes in the human body: improves peristalsis, removes waste products and toxins, etc. On the other hand, he makes pumpkin and carrot more allergenic than the white and green vegetables, but because of typing them, you should be very careful and preferably once introduced gipoallerennye vegetables.

It is also worth noting that carotene has a property to accumulate in the liver to cause so-called karatinovuju jaundice, so offer a chubby little boy pumpkin and carrot 2-3 more times per week. With carrots is not entered as an independent dish, it decided to combine with other vegetables as an option: with cauliflower, broccoli, green beans and green peas).

With regard to the pumpkin-it has a sweetish taste, but because its introduction to fresh Zucchini and cabbage can further provoke rejection of other vegetables.

For foods you should choose corrugated beads, the weight of which does not exceed 3-5 kg. The younger and less fruit, the less fibrous structure, they have more juicy flesh and a nice kid sweetish taste. Pumpkin peels should be smooth without nicks and rot, and tail-podsohshim.


The introduction of fruit should start with Green apples and pears, as they are less likely to cause allergic reactions. Better use of domestic fruits, like apples Antonovka, white filling, Semerenko, etc. They are much more useful than import, since the latter are mostly escaping tree immature and are ripened in ways that significantly impoverishes their composition. In addition, to maintain the beautiful appearance, use different chemical additives that also will not benefit the chubby little boy.

Meet the view that bright Apple varieties not especially different from the Green and you can also use them for the first meal, but you should remove the Peel. It's not quite true. Red apples even peeled to be sweeter than green, because they contain more sugars that are not appropriate for immature DIGESTIVE TRACT and, at least, can lead to enhanced gasification. With regard to the skin, it should be removed from any fruit, since the body of infants not yet able to cope with it (it will go in the neperevarennom form, overloading the DIGESTIVE TRACT).

After the introduction of Green apples and pears, you can enter the plums, peaches, bananas and apricots. Least try berries, because they have a lot of fiber and the tiny bones that can cause intestinal upset.

With the introduction of fresh fruit, some podiatrists recommend wait until 8-10 months, because the high content of natural acids can negatively affect the mucous membrane of the immature bowel. At the same time, when properly heat-treated acidity is significantly reduced, and the number of useful substances remains unchanged.

To save the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals from fruits should be steamed or baked. When baking in a bowl with fruit (which can be roasted whole or pieces) you want to add a little water, as well as loosely close the foil container. How to choose a way-you decide. It seems to me more convenient apples, pears and bananas-bake; peaches, plums, apricots-Cook for a couple of minutes 5-6 (so they have lighter skin is separated), and berries provide fresh, when the STOMACH of the baby will be ready for it.

Next, baked or cooked fruits are crushed until the puree, as described in this article.

Sauce can be offered as a separate dish for an afternoon snack, or add in cereals, dairy products, as well as combine with vegetables.

How to cook vegetables and fruit for feeding babies. Part 1 (General rules)


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