Baby's First Foods from Around the World

baby's first foods from around the world!

For over 50 years it has been the accepted practice for American babies to start solids with bland white rice cereal, which is mainly processed white flout, and to a baby's metabolism is about the same as a spoonful of sugar. Meanwhile, babies in other countries are being fed remarkably different first foods - from seaweed to yak butter tea. It just goes to show that adventurous eating can begin with baby's first bite!

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join us on this first foods journey around the globe - you'll return home inspired to add more flavor into your little one's culinary adventures!

alaskan inuit

for the first 9 months babies are fed seal blubber & seaweek then wild herbs, roots and berries

china & east asia

"xifan" a homemade rice porridge followed by mashed fruits, veggies, tofu and fish

dominican republic

until 6-7 months...crema de habichuelas a mix of black & kidney bean puree


"kichadi" a lentil and rice mixture at 6 months introduced to spices and flavors such as coriander, mint, cinnamon & turmeric


starting at 6 months babies fed...rice porridge mixed with liver & veggies like carrot & spinach another first food is "air tajin" made from cooking rice


miso soup before baby's 1st birthday when starting solids rice porridge topped with dried fish & veggies or mashed pumpkin raw fish also fed to children under 2 years old

mexico & central america

torillas and other ethnic dishes including soups, rice and beans


starting at 6 months fed pureed adult food first foods include "gbegiri" a bean dish & yam flour


"lugaw" rice that has been simmered in chicken bits and broth soup infused with ginger, onions & toasted garlic


start with mashed fruits such as banana or oatmeal and mashed vegetables


first food is "tsampa" finely ground barley flour mixed with yak butter tea


babies are fed sweetened rice porridge as their first food

united states

until recently, babies have been fed processed white rice cereal...nowadays a wide variety of foods early and often is recommended!

so...make baby's first bites flavorful with fruits, veggies, herbs & spices, whole grains and even protein!

The advice provided in this graphic is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis, advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Always consult a pediatrician to understand the individual needs of your child.

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Baby's First Foods from Around the World

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