When we were little, our parents would feed us with anything, starting from bananas to biscuits and broccoli. We turned out just fine, but how many of us have an uncontrollable sweet tooth? Besides, many of us are addicted to coffee and energy drinks. This is not only a result of the diet that we have as adults, but also a consequence of the diet that we had as children.
It’s difficult to raise a baby. You have to find time for your child, your family, your job, and your house. This does not give you too much time to walk around searching for organic tomatoes or to prepare your baby’s food from scratch. However, there are solid reasons why you should include homemade food in your child’s diet.
By preparing your child’s food yourself, you can be sure of the ingredients. The processed food that you buy from the store contains chemicals and food additives that your baby does not need. Furthermore, they can endanger your child and slow down his development. Does your baby really need over 5 teaspoons of sugar per day? Because this is how much one portion of processed baby food contains.
Now let’s talk about his future diet. At some point, your child will start to have food preferences and refuse some foods and crave others. In his later years, if his body is used to processed food, he will most likely turn to chips, fast-foods, and sodas. On the other hand, if he has had a natural diet based on healthy food, he will be more willing to finish his vegetables at dinner.
We are all busy and we do our best to manage everything in the best possible way. The diet of your baby is more important than you can imagine. The next time you prepare his food, do it in your own kitchen.