Breakfast is such an important meal of the day for everyone and your baby is no exception. You can use your own breakfast needs as a good template for what you can give your baby.
Starting off, you can try puréeing pear, apple, kiwi, or banana. A great idea, which babies seem to love is to purée half a banana with half an avacado.You can also try baby rice with some added puréed fruits.
Cereals such as porridge or fortified baby cereals are a good staple and you add puréed fruits such as apple, kiwi, melon, strawberries, pear, banana, or whatever fruit your baby is partial to! Vitamin C rich foods such as oranges and kiwis are recommended with cereals as vitamin C helps aid iron absorption. You could also try scrambled eggs with soft buttered fingers of toast.
It is important to remember that soft boiled eggs and poached eggs are not suitable for babies under 12 months so should be avoided.
Fruit and yoghurt can also provide a good start to the day. When selecting yoghurt a lot of mums opt for natural yoghurt and add fruit purée for a healthier option. Avoid low fat yoghurts as they are not nutritionally suitable for babies. You can also offer chopped fruit as a finger food for your baby’s breakfast when they are at this stage.