Not too long ago, I’ve heard of a friend of mine whose daughter turned one year old and she started feeding her hawker food.
Maybe not the char kway teow or minced meat noodles but porridge, rice and side dishes.
My stand is to not expose Julien (and Jenson) to oily, sweet and salty foods as long as I can.
Until this day at 14 months + of age, his grandma and I are still religiously cooking his porridge (without any seasoning) everyday. We will definitely put him on rice when more of his teeth sprout out. He also takes his milk with cereals for some of his meals and he occasionally snacks on bread, toddler biscuits, fruits.
Of course, on festive occasions and birthdays, we will give him some cake which he absolutely LOVES!
I guess we will continue to put him on such a strict diet till he turns two.
Fellow parents, what’s your take on this? Is there a ‘right’ age to start feeding flavourful foods?