Children's first meal - what do children eat in other countries?

Children's first meal - what do children eat in other countries?

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Much space is devoted to considerations on what to give your child for the first meal. Parents are convinced that the right choice depends on the success of healthy eating and minimizing the risk of allergies.

Some decide on fresh fruit, others for ready vegetables, others for finely chopped meat, homemade purees, cereal.

The first meals and traditions associated with it

IN Kenya babies will receive sweet potatoes. Children are extended their diet in the fourth and fifth month of life, which allows them to fight vitamin A deficiency.

On Jamaica babies are given a fruit and honey appetizer before the first morning milk meal.

IN Japan, before the child receives their first permanent meal, an event known as Okuizome is organized, a ritual during which the babies learn new flavors: rice, pickled vegetables and octopuses. An important point during such a meeting is biting stone, which is to support the development of healthy teeth.

In turn in Tibet a four-day-old child is already in contact with food other than milk. According to tradition, a mixture resulting from barley, wheat, corn and egg is glued to the baby's forehead.


In Sweden, fruit and vegetable puree is the first permanent meal for babies. A popular meal is also välling, prepared on the basis of wheat grains with palm or rapeseed oil and with powdered milk, thus creating a dish similar to oatmeal.


Groats and broths are chosen for the first meals in Vietnam. The infant tastes fiber-rich soups prepared on pork bones, seasoned with fish sauce. Most often they are prepared with shrimps, vegetables, carrots and pumpkin.


In Spain, when an infant is four months old, many pediatricians recommend introducing orange juice. Especially for a long time women who grew up in another country stop and look at citruses through the prism of possible allergies. Meanwhile, access to domestic fruit varieties reduces the risk of negative consequences of expanding your diet.


Mothers serve their first meal in China after four months of breastfeeding. Then the baby receives rice in combination with carrots and fish. The menu also includes seaweed, eggs and porridges prepared from bananas, green beans, milk. Babies also receive fried eggplant, chicken soup, pumpkin soup with ground pork.


When the child is one year old, he already eats miso soup. Traditionally, when an infant ends 100 days, parents slowly wean the baby from milk. They compose their first meals of cereal, rice, covered with dried vegetables and dried fish. This meal is called okayu. At the beginning of the way of expanding the menu, Japanese children taste pumpkin puree.


The first meals in France for babies are usually served traditionally as leek soup. Chicory, spinach and beets are introduced first. The first meals can be served in the fourth month of life, later they expand the mother's breastfeeding diet. When a child is one year old, he usually eats medium-soft cheese, couscous and quinoa in France. The French return to work fairly quickly (generally), which is why they also quickly expand their child's diet.

In addition, France is known for its liberal approach to the nursing mother's diet. Many women giving birth in France maintain that just after giving birth, the next day, they could have strong coffee and it was not surprising to anyone.


The first meals for babies in India are mashed rice and cereals. When the baby turns six months old, he receives Khichdi, a traditional dish of high-protein lentils, rice and vegetables. Children's meals are seasoned with various spices: cumin, coriander, mint and cinnamon.