The first two years of a child’s life are filled with incredible growth milestones. They begin crawling, walking, and even saying their first words. Watching our baby’s brain develop as he/she learns about the world around him/her is one of life’s rarest joys, which is why it’s so important to introduce baby to the proper nutrition. But what exactly should you be feeding your baby?
If you follow blogs and articles on health and wellness, you can quickly become overwhelmed and exhausted—there are so many opinions and ideas out there, that it’s hard to keep up!
However, your baby’s brain development is no joke, and trustworthy health authorities swear by healthy fat, Omega-3, specifically DHA, as brain food. Here are the main things you need to know about how healthy fat affects your baby’s brain:
- Omega-3 fatty acids are nutrient-packed powerhouses—full of everything your baby’s brain needs to develop.
- DHA and EPA are two types of Omega-3s, and they encourage the heart, nervous system, and especially the brain to function at its best.
- Eyesight is fueled by healthy fat. In fact, our retinas contain a high concentration of DHA. During the first two years of life, babies learn primarily through their eyes sight. You could say that fat, therefore, equals brain food.
- Cold water fish are arguably the best source of DHA, but many vegetables farmed in nutrient rich soil provide the food your baby’s brain craves. Spinach is a great examples.
If you needed any further convincing, keep in mind that 50% of mothers’ milk is made up of fat. As you transition from the breast or formula to solid foods, fats should remain a large part of your baby’s diet.
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You may be thinking, “How in the world do I prepare and serve fish and spinach to my baby who’s just learning to keep down his first bites of solid food?” You are not alone, and this is how we can help. Our Sockeye Salmon and Hali Halibut meals are two great examples of carefully selected and proportioned ingredients designed to feed your baby’s brain. Keep in mind that all our snacks and meals are all-natural, organic, and are allergist and pediatrician approved, ensuring your baby gets only the best.
On our site, bambinosbabyfood.com, you can learn more about the amazing food options available for you and your baby. You can select Baby Meals and Snacks and ensure a balanced baby diet all wrapped up in convenient portions.
As always, Bambinos provides real food you can trust, and flavors your baby will love.