Baby Dinner Ideas

Baby Dinner Ideas to Increase Moms Confidence


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In continuation of our discussion, ‘The Best Healthy Dinner Ideas for all’; I am going to share some baby dinner ideas with you.

My today’s effort is especially for the Moms who are looking for baby dinner ideas as they can provide healthy dinner to their babies in a right way. We, Moms always want to see our baby healthy, energetic and full of life. We always try to feed our baby healthy meals. But do we really know how we can give them proper nutrition in a right way?

Just think, is only healthy food at dinner time sufficient for your baby’s mental and physical development? Your all efforts will work only when you feed your baby his dinner in a right way. If your baby is forced to eat all healthy foods despite of his interest it may cause his reluctance about food. Then it will not help at all for his physical and mental development.

Contents in this article

  1. Baby Dinner Ideas
  2. Tricks to Feed Your Baby’s a Healthy Dinner
  3. Which foods are really good for your baby?
  4. If refuse Your baby to eat dinner
  5. References

Baby Dinner Ideas

Baby Dinner Ideas

Baby Dinner Ideas

As a mom, we have some ideas how we feed our baby and what foods we need to feed our baby’s. These ideas are really helpful to provide our baby’s a healthy dinner. My baby dinner ideas will also help you to know what you should do when your baby is not interested to eat his dinner. Before going the discussion I want to tell you that the suggestion is only applicable for 1 to 4 years babies.

Allan Greene M.D, author of Feeding Baby Green

The Earth-Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition says,’’ [As parents], we have the ability to teach kids to recognize and enjoy healthy amounts of good foods. When we miss that opportunity we end up with picky eaters who only like kids’ foods and whom we fight to get to enjoy vegetables”.[1] From this quotation we can feel how it is important to feed our baby’s the proper dinner with the right way at the early stage.

Tricks to Feed Your Baby’s a Healthy Dinner

There are several tricks and techniques to feed your baby’s healthy dinner.

  1. Make A Schedule: First of all you have to make a schedule for your baby’s dinner. Babies should be fed every three to four hours: three meals, two snacks and a lot of fluids. If you have a plan for these, your child’s diet will be much more balanced and he will be less cranky, because he won’t be famished. [2]
  2. Make a Plan for Your Baby’s Dinner: Make a dinner plan for two or three days for your baby. You must keep in mind that his dinner needs not to be fancy but you have to provide him balanced food. You can prepare entree soup or Mexican Chili and keep these in fridge. Heat it up and you can add whole grain bread and apple or melon. Your baby’s healthy dinner is ready.
  3. Provide New Food: kids are very curious and interested about new things. Naturally, they will be amazed when you introduce new food at dinner time. But don’t expect, they will like your new food all the time. So, you have to be tricky. If they don’t like the food that is really good for their growing up, you have to be innovative for cooking the foods as they love it like the new one.
  4. Try To Be Their Friends: Don’t be a teacher while they are refusing to take any specific food at their dinner time. “At this point, your job is simply to offer the food. Explain Scott Cohen, MD, a pediatrician and author of Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year.”Don’t force things or stress. Kids tend to grow and get nutrients they need, even though it sometimes seems like they’re growing off of sunlight and air.”[3]
  5. Involve Your kids With Your Work: If you keep your babies with you in choosing or preparing meals, they will be interested in eating what they have made. It does not mean that you are allowing them to cook. Just keep them with you while cooking. They can mix vegetables in salad or placing the foods on the table.
  6. Finish Your Own Dinner: Please take your dinner on time and finish your own dinner. If you are not finishing your own dinner they will start to consider it as very normal. And they will start doing so.

These are some techniques from which your baby will benefit if you try to get him used to a variety of tastes and textures. By feeding your baby a variety of foods, you can be sure he’s getting the vitamins and minerals that he needs to grow. And you could be starting him on a healthy-eating habit that lasts a lifetime.[4]

Which foods are really good for your baby?

As a parent you need to know what foods are really important for your baby. Let’s see which foods are really good for your baby to give them a healthy life.

  1. Vegetables: Make your baby habituated with vegetables. If you are doing so at the early stage he will enjoy eating vegetables when he has grown up. Vegetables play a vital role for baby’s healthy growth and development. Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and fiber. These are protect your baby from diseases. When you are trying new vegetable, do not be impatient if he does not like. Do not force him to eat and do not try the vegetable repeatedly. Try the food after few days. In this case, you can add some new flavor or spices to make a different taste.
  2. Fish: Fish is the good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Oily fishes plays a vital role for your baby’s brain development as these contain omega-3. You need to cook the fish thoroughly and remove the bones from the fish otherwise it may cause danger.
  3. Meat: Meat provides iron, zinc and also provides vitamin D. It is necessary to provide iron in his dinner. You can try chicken at first. Then you can take the chance to give him red meat. You need to reassure that the meat is cooked well. Remove bones from the meat.
  4. Pulse: Pulses and beans are good source of protein and iron. These are also easy to cook. These also can be a substitute of meat and fish. You can try lentils with vegetables for your baby. Vitamin C of vegetables will help the body to absorb the iron of the lentils.

I am sure if you are following the ideas and the foods for your baby’s dinner that I have shared, you will find a better result. But still sometimes we have to face a problem to feed them. The problem is that our babies sometimes refuse to eat their dinner or other meals.

If refuse Your baby to eat dinner

Now I am trying here to solve the problem. Let’s see the solution.

  1. Try To Know The Reason: If your baby is constantly refusing their dinner try to know the reason of their refusal. If he gives you a reasonable answer then try to solve it. If they don’t have any reasonable answer talk to him on the importance of nutrition. Tell him, eating healthy dinner will help him to be healthy. If he eats dinner he will find more energy to play.[5]
  2. Don’t Scold Your Baby: Control your anger when your baby is not taking his dinner. Do not force him to eat. Rather, it’s better to chat with him in friendly manner. Try him to realize that you have cooked for him with all your efforts, if he eats it you will be happy.
  3. Cutlery Set: Some babies like bright colors of their cutlery. They like to use the same color, shape of cutlery that they watch on TV. You can bring such set to make their dinner time enjoyable.

So, if you want to see your baby healthy you can try the techniques of baby dinner ideas that are shared with you. If you are little bit tricky and have the ideas of necessary food elements for your baby at dinner time you don’t need to give much effort to feed your baby.

However, before leaving I am requesting you that try to feed your baby nutritional foods at dinner time. Never interchange with junk foods to reduce your hassle in the kitchen. Remind that, first of all you are the mother of your baby then you have all other identity. Hope you will keep it in mind and enjoy your dinner time with your babies. Be with me in my next writing about dinner ideas for kids that you can follow for your kids.

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