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

Cerelac®

3 mins
to read May 7, 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! Once their front teeth start showing, their ability to bite and chew will also gradually develop. These are the signs that your 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.
 
Your Bulilit needs big nutrition for their small tummies, so their food needs to be siksik and fortified with nutrients in every serving! Studies show that unfortified foods do not meet the micronutrient needs of a child at this age, particularly Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Vitamin B12. 
 
When it comes to their 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 your Bulilit’s solid food to something yummy and nutritious!

What’s a good food to transition your Bulilit to more grown-up food?
As a next step from introducing solids like infant cereals and purees, your Bulilit can start by eating porridge or lugaw. Porridge has a soft and lumpy consistency that can be included in their daily solid food diet. 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 baby food idea - CERELAC® Homestyle Meals! Each carefully selected ingredient helps develop your 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. You can include CERELAC® Homestyle Meals in your list of yummy baby solid food ideas to complement their daily diet! Your 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 that meets their daily nutrition needs – this porridge is a complementary food for older infants and young children with 19 essential 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 solid food journey, and soon they’ll be ready for the big table! Give your Bulilit a healthy and yummy bowl of porridge from CERELAC® Homestyle Meals, now available in supermarkets nationwide.


Sources:

Infant and Toddler Forum. (2014). Developmental stages in Infant and Toddler Feeding.
https://infantandtoddlerforum.org/media/upload/pdf-downloads/3.5_Developmental_Stages_in_Infant_and_Toddler_Feeding_NEW.pdf