Here's what Nisha Rawal and Karan Mehra did on their baby's annaprashan ceremony

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On the occasion of their baby's annaprashan, new parents Nisha Rawal and Karan Mehra did something truly special. Read on to know more.

Telly actors Karan Mehra and Nisha Rawal who welcomed their bundle of joy in June this year seem to have adjusted quite well to their new roles as parents.

They often share relatable a special anecdotes and are open about the new changes that have come with becoming parents, making them very popular with young Indian parents.

So in keeping with that tradition, the new parents recently shared another crucial milestone in their lives- their baby's annaprashan.

Nisha and Karan's baby's annaprashan

The happy and proud parents organised their baby's annaprashan ceremony on the day he turned five months and shared the precious memories through social media.

Along with sharing pictures from the ceremony they wrote: "Welcome “Food” (emoticon) Kavish Mehra is all yours! #Happy5monthstome #HappyBirthdayToMe #HappyAnnaPrashanToMe #HappyWeaningCeremonyToMe (sic)."

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In the photographs the parents are seen feeling the baby his first food in silverware, as is commonly done on most North Indian states.

"I wasn't advised at all"

Incidentally, the two have clearly been quite hands on when it comes to parenting and they credit their family for letting them explore things on their own.

"Oh No No, I wasn't advised at all. My parents and I just share our experiences and there is no hard and fast rule where I have to follow advises. We are let to explore our experience," the new dad shared adding that he is now a pro at changing diapers.

So it wasn't a surprise that the two organised the annaprashan all by themselves and invited their family members and closest friends to bless their baby. After all annaprashan is an important ceremony for a newborn.

As is traditionally done in many annaprashan ceremonies, Kavish also seem to have fed soft rice with ghee for easy digestion.

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And if you are planning to host one for your baby too, remember to add ghee to the first food mixture.

3 reasons you must add ghee to your baby's first solid

  • Boosts good calories and essential fats: The very first reason for adding ghee to your baby's first solids is that it has saturated fatty acids and can easily be digested. Plus, it also boosts good calories and fats needed for your baby to grow and develop over the next few months.
  • Rich source of vitamins and minerals: Since ghee is derived from milk, it is naturally a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and a minimum amount of protein. It even potentially expels carcinogens from the body.
  • It adds flavour to the food: Yes, you read that right. Most baby foods must be devoid of sugar and salt and in their absence, ghee adds flavour and is easy to eat and taste for the baby. Of course, the key is moderation no matter what you cook.

If you are looking for some first solid recipes, look no further, we have you covered there as well. Click here to read some super easy first solids recipes.

Also read: Tips for memorable annaprashan ceremony: baby’s first solid feeding ceremony

(All images courtesy: Instagram)

Written by

Deepshikha Punj