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Food To Feed Baby

At about 10 months baby can begin finger food and sampling food from the family table. This is an especially crucial time. From this time until about 13 months the baby will try different foods. This is the ideal time to introduce healthy high potassium foods. At 13 months baby becomes more resistant to trying new foods. What you feed at this age will be what baby prefers. If it is high potassium foods that you introduce, then that will be preferred. If it is processed food with high sodium, then that will be preferred. If you introduce the high potassium vegetables at this table, they will tend to prefer them.

329882aaecc7879 Food To Feed BabyThere are still some precautions for foods to make them safer. The baby’s airway is still at risk from choking, so avoid seeds and tough skins. The fruit or vegetable should be peeled and have seeds removed. The meats should be soft. The pieces should be easy for them to handle, and there shouldn’t be much chewing involved.

Avoid foods that can choke, such as nuts, seeds, raw carrots and celery, unpeeled fruits and vegetables, whole kernel corn, whole beans, cherry tomatoes, whole grapes and berries, peanuts, popcorn, raisins, candies, gum, or large chunks of foods, especially tough foods

For many of these foods a hand held blender or food mill should be obtained for quick and easy processing of food into a puree for the younger baby or to introduce the taste of a food that would be a choking hazard if taken whole. If you have a small mechanical mill, you can take two tablespoons of food and with two turns of the crank have suitable food. Or you can make a batch and store the extra in a plastic ice cube tray in the refrigerator. Cover the tray with plastic wrap to keep it from picking up the refrigerator odors. Some of the foods may still need straining. Nuts and beans are such good high potassium foods, that the taste should be introduced as a puree.  High potassium nuts can be found here, and beans here.

By ten months, strips and slices of food can be managed by baby. The goal is to get the child eating the same food as the family. Good choices to start are cooked vegetables as strips or slices, peeled, soft fruit without seeds as a wedge or slice, cereal, bread, beans, eggs, cow’s milk, and fruit juice (no added sugar).  High potassium vegetables can be found here, and fruits here.

The Institute of Medicine recommends 700 mg of potassium a day for babies 7 to 12 months, 3000 mg for those 1 to 3 years old, 3800 mg for 4 to 8 year olds.

The weights all are grams except for the potassium and sodium, which are milligrams. The calories, protein, total fat, carbohydrate, sugar, fiber, potassium and sodium values given are for 100 grams of food.

The serving size and weight for a baby differs from 100 grams, so we have listed the serving weight and the common measurement that corresponds to that weight as listed in the USDA table. As the baby ages, the serving size grows to 2 to 4 tablespoons.

K is potassium. Na is sodium. 

Except for the potassium to sodium ratio and the amount of potassium per serving (which we calculated), the source of data is: 

USDA National Nutrient Database Standard Reference – Release 22

Food

Serving Wt

Serving Size

Calories

Protein

Total Fat

Carb’drt 

Fiber

Sugar

Potassium

Sodium

Ratio K:Na

K per Serving

Babyfood, meat, beef, junior

28.35

1 oz

81

12.03

2.52

2.43

0

0

187

46

4.1

53

Babyfood, meat, ham, junior

28.35

1 oz

97

11.3

3.8

3.7

0

0

210

67

3.1

60

Babyfood, dinner, macaroni and tomato and beef, junior

16

1 tbsp

59

2.5

1.1

9.4

1.1

2.43

72

17

4.2

12

Babyfood, dinner, vegetables and beef, junior

256

1 cup

77

2.21

3.6

8.84

1.3

2.34

145

21

6.9

371

Babyfood, dinner, vegetables and lamb, junior

28.35

1 oz

51

2.1

1.7

7.1

1.1

0.94

95

13

7.3

27

Babyfood, dinner, vegetables and noodles and turkey, junior

28.35

1 oz

52

1.8

1.5

7.6

1.1

 

73

17

4.3

21

Babyfood, vegetables, green beans, junior

240

1 cup

24

1.2

0.1

5.7

1.9

1.08

128

2

64

307

Babyfood, green beans, dices, toddler

28.35

1 oz

29

1.2

0.2

5.7

1.3

1.06

116

37

3.1

33

Babyfood, vegetables, carrots, junior

224

1 cup

32

0.8

0.2

7.2

1.7

3.16

202

49

4.1

452

Babyfood, vegetables, squash, junior

16.46

1 tbsp

24

0.81

0.2

5.73

0.9

3.24

185

6

30.8

30

Babyfood, vegetables, sweet potatoes, junior

224

1 cup

60

1.1

0.1

13.9

1.5

4.24

243

22

11

544

Babyfood, apples, dices, toddler

28.35

1 oz

51

0.2

0.1

12.1

0.9

10.83

50

13

3.8

14

Babyfood, fruit, applesauce, junior

16

1 tbsp

37

0

0

10.3

1.7

8.48

77

2

38.5

12

Babyfood, fruit, apricot with tapioca, junior

15

1 tbsp

63

0.3

0

17.3

1.5

1.4

125

6

20.8

19

Babyfood, fruit, peaches, junior

16.72

1 tbsp

65

0.94

0.33

14.48

1.3

11.5

195

6

32.5

33

Babyfood, fruit, pears, junior

16

1 tbsp

43

0.3

0.1

11.6

3.6

7.34

115

2

57.5

18

Babyfood, fruit, plums with tapioca, without ascorbic acid, junior

15

1 tbsp

74

0.1

0

20.5

1.2

13.64

83

8

10.4

12

Babyfood, fruit, prunes with tapioca, without ascorbic acid, junior

28.35

1 oz

70

0.6

0.1

18.7

2.7

10.97

162

2

81

46

Babyfood, pears, dices, toddler

28.35

1 oz

57

0.3

0.1

13.6

1.2

8.66

51

6

8.5

14

Babyfood, fruit, applesauce and apricots, junior

16

1 tbsp

47

0.2

0.2

12.4

1.8

8.72

109

3

36.3

17

Babyfood, fruit, applesauce and cherries, junior

28.35

1 oz

51

0

0

14.1

1.1

10.61

132

1

132

37

Babyfood, fruit, applesauce with banana, junior

16

1 tbsp

66

0.37

0.1

16.16

1.6

4.35

131

3

43.7

21

Babyfood, fruit, applesauce and pineapple, junior

28.35

1 oz

39

0.1

0.1

10.5

1.5

 

76

2

38

22

Babyfood, fruit, apple and raspberry, junior

28.35

1 oz

58

0.2

0.2

15.4

2.1

12.96

72

2

36

20

Babyfood, fruit, bananas and pineapple with tapioca, junior

15

1 tbsp

68

0.2

0.1

18.4

1.6

8.41

78

8

9.8

12

Babyfood, fruit, pears and pineapple, junior

16

1 tbsp

44

0.3

0.2

11.4

2.6

7.36

118

1

118

19

Babyfood, peaches, dices, toddler

28.35

1 oz

51

0.5

0.2

11.8

0.8

9.49

83

5

16.6

24

Babyfood, fruit, apple and blueberry, junior

28.35

1 oz

62

0.2

0.2

16.6

1.8

8.83

65

13

5

18

Babyfood, cereal, rice, with mixed fruit, junior

15

1 tbsp

82

0.9

0.2

18.3

0.6

10.5

50

10

5

8

Babyfood, dessert, dutch apple, junior

28.35

1 oz

79

0.2

0.16

19.29

1.4

17.89

67

3

22.3

19

Babyfood, dessert, peach cobbler, junior

15

1 tbsp

67

0.3

0

18.3

0.7

11.89

56

9

6.2

8

Babyfood, dessert, fruit dessert, without ascorbic acid, junior

15

1 tbsp

63

0.3

0

17.2

0.6

12

95

13

7.3

14

Babyfood, dessert, tropical fruit, junior

28.35

1 oz

60

0.2

0

16.4

   

58

7

8.3

16

Babyfood, dinner, mixed vegetable, junior

28.35

1 oz

33

1

0

7.9

   

112

9

12.4

32

Babyfood, fruit, bananas with tapioca, junior

15

1 tbsp

67

0.4

0.2

17.8

1.6

7.1

108

9

12

16

Babyfood, vegetables, mix vegetables junior

240

1 cup

36

1.4

0.4

8.2

1.5

1.78

170

36

4.7

408

Babyfood, dinner, broccoli and chicken, junior

28.88

1 tbsp

62

3.59

2.48

6.34

1.4

1.43

170

17

10

49

Babyfood, carrots, toddler

28.35

1 oz

26

0.6

0.3

5.23

2.3

2.5

129

26

5

37

 

 

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