For the first six months of your baby’s life, breast milk is the perfect food. Once the baby sprouts her first set of teeth and is able to sit without support, you may let her embark on a new journey – the solid food. It is absolutely necessary to introduce a variety of foods – of different tastes and textures – once your baby starts to eat solids. Of course, you need to follow a 3-Day Wait Rule while introducing new food items. But gradually, your baby should have a wide variety of items so that his diet remains balanced and interesting. Your baby might, in his natural curiosity, want to put everything you eat in his mouth. However, few items need to stay off his plate and mouth until he celebrates his first birthday. Here is a list of 10 items that most pediatricians agree should stay off the kiddo’s menu in the first year.
If you are tempted to give any of these items before your baby is one – or are pressurized by family to throw away these rules – always remember that you are not saying no to these food groups forever. You are only delaying introducing them in the baby diet until a year. It is best to err on the side of caution.
For more information, please also read Top 10 Potential Allergenic Foods For Your Baby here.