If you are going on a family friendly glamping trip with a young baby who is only six months old, then why not make the trip as adventurous and exciting for them as it is for you? You can enjoy the relaxation, the tranquil nature of the surroundings, and the luxury that the accommodation offers, and your little one can experience different foods. Great for stories once they’ve gotten older, right?

Father holding 7-week old baby in a homemade baby carrier at Quality Unearthed

The beauty of this is that you can just cook a little extra, or take an amount from your plate to give to them. Your baby will fully benefit from a wide selection of food with a variety of textures and flavours, so it is worth taking the idea for a spin!

 

The benefit of feeding them a variety of foods, you ask? Well, you can be sure they are getting the vitamins and minerals that they need to grow, which will hopefully set them on to a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

Check out the five best foods for your glampino:
Vegetables

Vegetables are appealing to the eye because they add colour, and they also texture and variety to meals, for both you and your child. They’re high in vitamins, minerals and fibre, all things you want for enjoying days out exploring. Vegetables help healthy growth and development too.

 

Milk

Although your baby is eating solid food, regular milk is still an important food for them as a source of calcium and other nutrients.

You can choose from a variety of milks, from regular dairy, to almond, soya, and goats milk. Babies, as we’re sure you’re aware will still be getting most of their nutrients from breastmilk or formula milk at a young age.

 

Fish

If you’ve been fishing, then you’ll be super proud to feed your offspring the fruits of your labour. Alternatively, you can feed them fish from the mongers if your skills with a hook and line aren’t so bright. You can give your baby well-mashed or flaked fish from six months old, onwards. Fish is particularly good for your baby; in case you didn’t know. It’s a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish, particularly oily fish such as fresh salmon and mackerel, are especially beneficial for your baby’s brain development.

 

You should check to make sure that your fish is cooked thoroughly, and it should begin to flake and appear opaque. Essentially, you should check the fish carefully to ensure that any bones have been removed.
Poultry and red meat

Meat provides an excellent source of protein and a good source of nutrients such as iron and zinc. It also contains a small amount of vitamin D. When your baby reaches six to seven months of age, the stores of iron that they’ve built up during pregnancy are starting to run out, so it’s important to introduce other sources of iron into their foods.

Pulses and beans

Pulses and beans offer you and your baby a wonderful source of iron and protein. They’re quick and easy to cook and easily manageable to eat, as well as being an ideal substitute for meat or fish.

If your baby is eating a vegetarian diet, try to give them pulses, such as beans, lentils or chickpeas, twice a day. Other meat alternatives which are also good sources of protein are thoroughly cooked eggs or tofu.

 

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