Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies - Part 1

24 Sep, 2022

Choosing the super foods for children to gain weight healthily is always a difficult question for all parents. Then, how to understand more about your baby’s daily food in the most simple way? Let’s answer this question with An’s Kitchen!

Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

Is your baby overweight or not?

To answer this question, An’s Kitchen gives you some milestones to observe your child’s weight:

  • Gain of 175 to 210 g per week from birth to three months
  • Double the birth weight by 5 months
  • Gain of about 400 g of weight every month till one year
  • Triple the birth weight by 1 year
  • 4 times the birth weight by 2 years
  • 5 times the birth weight by 3 years
  • 6 times the birth weight by 5 years

Besides the weight indicators, parents should also pay attention to observe the hidden signal of the baby’s body, avoiding the case that your child is fit but has unbalanced nutrients which can lead to many dangerous diseases.

Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

There are many reasons that lead to a child being underweight, such as congenital diseases or because during pregnancy, the baby does not absorb enough nutrients from the mother. But that’s okay because these problems can all be improved with the baby’s daily menu.

1. Breast Milk

Breast milk is always the only food source for babies under 6 months to gain weight effectively with extremely rich content of healthy fats. Mothers should pay attention to ensure that their daily menu is nutritious enough so that the baby can absorb the best milk.

Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

Breast Milk – The Best Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

However, for children 6 months old, parents can combine their baby’s diet with other light foods that An’s Kitchen will share with you in this article.

2. Ragi Seed

Ragi is a famous traditional children’s dish in South India. Due to its high content of Protein and Calcium, Fiber, Vitamins B1, B2 and B6, it become a very useful ingredient for children’s weight gain.

But do you know that germinated Ragi seed will have twice nutritional value? Because when they sprout, they will convert their nutrients into a bio-available form, which helps the child’s body absorb them more thoroughly.

3. Health Mixes

As you can imagine, healthy mixes are far more nutritious than commercial baby food mixes, in both taste and health. They are also more effective in helping babies gain weight. These mixes combine the goodness of cereals, nuts and pulses, and can be modified to make different variations.

Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

Health Mixes – Super Foods to Gain Weight

4. Siamese Banana

If you are looking for a fruit that is healthy and rich in calories, then go to the market to buy Siamese Bananas now. Because they are not only rich in Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus but also add a large amount of Fiber to help support digestion and weight gain in children.

5. Pear

Pears can be considered as one of the first solid foods for babies to learn to eat. With a variety of important nutrients such as: Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and other types of Fiber will help your baby stay full longer and gain weight more easily.

You can feed your baby pears with many different recipes such as pear puree, or apple and pear smoothie combined with a little cinnamon to make the dish more flavorful.

Pears – Super Foods to Gain Weight

6. Banana 

Although they are not as nutritious as Siamese Bananas, Bananas are also capable of providing a huge amount of energy for children combined with Fiber, Potassium, Minerals and Vitamins.

With its natural sweet taste and easy-to-eat soft texture, The best way to introduce bananas to your baby from 6 months old is Banana Puree. You can puree bananas with other fruits such as strawberries or kiwi for your children also.

7. Avocado

Avocado is always famous for being one of the foods that contain the most healthy fats. Moreover, it also has numerous health benefits, which is why nutrition experts across the world recommend them. The creamy buttery texture makes it palatable for babies and the healthy fats encourage good growth and development. 

8. Peas

Peas are among the most nutritious vegetables that can be introduced as baby’s first solid food, after crossing 6 months. It is very high in dietary fiber, thiamine, vitamin C and high in magnesium, niacin, phosphorous and Vitamins A, B6.

Top 20 Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

Peas – Super Foods to Gain Weight for Babies

9. Potato

With a soft texture and easy to eat, potatoes are always the preferred choice for children of weaning age. Besides that, this ingredient is also very rich in Minerals, Vitamins and especially the extremely high Carbohydrate content up to 26mg/1 potato.

10. Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are also a suitable food for babies from 6 months old. The composition of sweet potatoes with a low amount of saturated fat and a variety of nutrients such as Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamins B6, A and C are very beneficial for the health and weight of the baby.

In this article, An’s Kitchen will introduce to you only 10 super healthy weight gain foods for babies and kids. Everyone, please stay tune and look forward to the next 10 foods that are also very important with your baby’s health.

(To be continued)



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