Plum Organics has made this great baby food graphic on the different diets given to infants and toddlers around the world. North America prizes its milk and infant formula, but other countries feed their babies very differently.
In China, infants are fed homemade rice porridge called 'xifan' and mashed vegetables, fish, tofu and fruit. In northern Inuit culture, babies are fed seal blubber and seaweed for the first nine months, then are introduced to roots, berries and herbs. In India, babies are fed 'kichadi,' a mixture of lentils and rice and at six months are introduced to various herbs and spices like coriander, mint, cinnamon, and turmeric.
This baby food graphic strives to highlight the variety of diets for infants and toddlers around the world, and highlighting the benefits of adventurous eating for babies.