Of course the month to introduce finger foods varies for each baby. Gurme Bebek advises that an average child starts feeding himself as of month 8. Click here to learn whether your baby is ready for finger foods or not.
In fact bread does not deserve its bad reputation of being non-nutritious. Bread made using the right flour is extremely nutritious. Babies need grains as of month 6 and this need may be met by bread.
When you eat 100 gram whole wheat flour a day, you get 27 percent of your daily iron need, 46 of magnesium and 31 percent of Vitamin B1 need. Accordingly when your little gourmet eats a slice of bread made of whole wheat/rye/oat, he will get the nutritional benefit of all these grains:
Stores are filled with breads of all shapes and sizes. But of course you can also make your bread at home. When buying bread, make sure it is made of whole meal and it does not contain preservatives and additives. If the bread you buy does not go bad easily, you should start getting suspicious about it!
A lot of additives are used to thicken the bread. The thicker, the firmer and the harder your bread means it contains less additives.
Are you looking for a recipe for bread? You don't have to heave a bread maker at home to make your own bread. Making bread at home is very simple. If you want to learn how to make bread without a bread maker, you will love Gurme Bebek's bread with chick-peas and home-made bread recipes.
Breads with soft texture turn into doughy in your mouth and poses a risk of choking. Bread made with whole wheat really melt in the mouth, it does not turn into little balls of dough.
Keep in mind
We usually buy bread made from wheat flour. However there are various types of flours. And all have countless benefits. As long as they are whole grains! All refined grains are empty calories. Whole grains are great sources of vitamin and minerals.
Processed grains like white flour and regular rice lose most of its nutritional value.
Due to its natural fat content, whole grains become bug-infested much earlier than processed equivalents. Be careful about the storage conditions of whole grains.
You should be cautious when feeding babies with products that contain wheat. Wheat contains gluten and babies are very responsive to gluten. Gurme Bebek recommends introducing wheat products to your babies at month 8. Please consult your doctor about wheat products.