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Porridge for Bulilit: Yummy and Nutritious Transition to Grown-Up Food

 

CERELAC® Homestyle Meals

Monday, April 5th, 2021

 

Your Bulilit is growing up so fast! They’ve already started taking their first steps in their solid food journey. From eating mashed, pureed, and smooth foods, now they’re ready to discover new and exciting food experiences!

 

What are the signs that my Bulilit is ready to eat a wider variety of solid food?

Bulilit’s physical development goes hand in hand with their ability to eat and drink. Exciting new changes are also happening in their mouths! Between 6 to 12 months, their front teeth start showing, and their ability to bite and chew will also gradually develop. These are the signs that Bulilit is ready to take on exciting food combinations with different textures and flavors from rice, veggies, meats, and more! So make sure you’re introducing them to a wide variety of foods from different food groups.

 

 

Is Bulilit ready to take on adult food?

Not yet! From 6 months onwards, nutritional needs for babies increase, so they need more than just breastmilk or formula milk to stay healthy. Grown-up food might not address these nutrient requirements.

 

Bulilit needs big nutrition for their small tummies, so their food needs to be siksik and fortified with baby nutrients! Studies show that unfortified foods do not meet the macronutrient needs of a child at this age, particularly Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Vitamin B12. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends providing these nutrients to Bulilit through healthy food sources.

 

When it comes to Bulilit’s solid food journey, it’s all about taking baby steps and not big leaps. So hold off those grown-up foods for now, and let’s transition Bulilit’s solid food to something yummy and nutritious!

 

 

What’s a good food to transition Bulilit to more grown-up food?

As a next step from infant cereals and purees, Bulilit can start eating porridge or lugaw. Porridge has a soft and lumpy consistency that’s ideal for introducing solids to Bulilit. Porridge is also very versatile; combined with other foods, Bulilit can further develop their eating skills while discovering new flavors, textures, and tastes!

 

 

Meet Bulilit’s transition food - Yummy porridge from CERELAC® Homestyle Meals!

Here’s a delicious and nutritious homemade baby food idea - CERELAC® Homestyle Meals! Every ingredient is made to help develop Bulilit’s solid food eating skills. It’s made with a yummy combination of rice, chicken, and veggies that are soft and chewy that helps train their chewing muscles. It comes in 2 yummy flavors - Rice and Chicken and Rice and Veggies - savory porridges that also help widen Bulilit’s palate. Bulilit will surely love this delicious meal that’s just as good as homemade food!

 

Aside from being delicious, CERELAC® Homestyle Meals is siksik with nutrients – this porridge is an Iron fortified baby food with 19 essential baby vitamins and minerals in every bowl. It’s good and safe for Bulilit, as CERELAC® Homestyle Meals is made from carefully selected grains and ingredients that have passed over 100 quality checks.

 

With the right taste and nutrition, your Bulilit can have a siksik and healthy solid food journey, and soon they’ll be ready for the big table! Give your Bulilit a yummy bowl of porridge from CERELAC® Homestyle Meals, now available in supermarkets nationwide.

 

 

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