Exotic weaning with For Aisha
We’ve teamed up with For Aisha to give you their top tips on weaning with spices. Here’s what they had to say:
Weaning is when taste buds and food preferences begin to develop, and therefore when a wide variety of food intake is so important. In the early stages of weaning, you have the chance to help set your child’s taste buds and food preferences for life. Your little one needs to have a good range of foods, flavours, and textures in their diet for healthy development.
Herbs and spices are a wonderful way to add flavour and variety to your little one’s diet. It may seem early to be offering your baby spiced food, but it can help expand their palate and add extra nutrients to their meals. There are a range of benefits to using herbs and spices in your baby’s meals. The key is to start with small amounts and build up quantities over time.
Start with milder spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. Stronger spices such as chilli and smoked paprika may be better left until later. If you have been eating meals that are flavoured with herbs and spices whilst pregnant and breastfeeding, your baby will already have been tasting these amazing flavours. Studies show that exposing babies to a greater variety of foods in these early stages can lead to them accepting and eating more of those foods later, helping to eliminate fussy eating.
A divided silicone suction plate or bowl is ideal for weaning and the strong suction bottom will stop your baby throwing utensils to the floor and keeping food firmly on the table. Tidy Tot has a great value range of silicone suction tableware, an ideal accompaniment to help with the weaning journey. Weaning can also be messy, so Tidy Tot Bib and Tray kit bib is a great way to ensure that your babies’ clothes don’t get destroyed in the process.
Giving your baby the chance to experience as many tastes and different foods as possible will broaden their palate. It will help them to become a more adventurous (and less fussy) eater as they grow. For Aisha offers a wide range of pouches, tray meals and snacks, catering for children and babies up to the age of three, perfect for weaning! All meals are made with 100% natural ingredients, halal certified, diary free, egg free, soya free, gluten free and nutritionist approved. For Aisha pride themselves on being one of the top brands in exploring different flavours, helping babies to develop their taste buds, and setting them up for a lifetime of food experiences. For Aisha products are available to purchase across major UK retailers, including ASDA, Sainsburys, Morrison’s, Ocado and Amazon.
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