Red lentils are a somewhat bland food so I would encourage you to add other flavours to them- for example ginger, garlic, spices, herbs. Using lentils as a base to add other foods such as garlic and ginger can also be helpful if your little one has a bit of an upset stomach or to help them boost up their immune system. I would not recommend adding salt, sauces or sugar to the foods your baby is eating. I encourage you to feed your baby what the family is eating- however I do recommend giving them the same food for 3-4 days consecutively before introducing a new food. If the family is adding salt, sugar or sauces to the foods add them after you have taken out the portions for the baby.
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Watch the video of a baby self feeding lentils as the first food