Fruits are some of the most nutritious food on the planet. They are rich in vitamin that help in boosting your baby’s immunity. Fruits are probably the first things that you introduce to your baby when weaning because they are easy to digest, readily available and have minimal chances of allergy. What are some of those first fruits that you can introduce to your baby? How do you prepare them? Check out the these recipes:
- Pawpaw/papaya puree
This was the first fruit to introduce to my baby and I serve it almost daily. Luscious and sweet papayas are filled will high amounts of folate, fiber, and vitamins A, C and E. If you are worried about constipation, serve pawpaw daily for those happy poopy moment.
Slice of ripe pawpaw
Wash papaya with cold boiled water. Rinse under running water and pat dry. Peel and slice the papaya in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the fruit into pieces, and puree it. You may add water depending on the consistency you want to make. Serve the plain papaya puree to your baby
- Avocado puree
I really love avocados. They are excellent sources of unsaturated healthy fats and vitamin E. This is the most suitable healthy fat source to introduce your baby.
Slice of ripe avocado
Wash the avocado with cold boiled running water. Cut the slice enough for one feed. Peel and remove the pit of the fruit. Scoop its contents. Mash the meat using a fork or a blender. Serve the freshly prepared puree.
- Banana puree
Banana are mellow on your baby’s tummy. I prefer the yellow banana with brown dots. (coz my mom recommended and she says it does not cause gas.)
1 ripe banana
Wash the fruits with cold boiled running water. Peel the banana, and cut into small chunks. Mash them using a fork or in a blender. Process until the mix turns smooth. You can add a little water, make the puree thin. Serve immediately.
- Apple puree
They say, an apple a day keeps the doctor at bay. Apples are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folate, Calcium, potassium and calcium. Potatoes contain Vitamin C and also rich in calories that your baby needs for growth and development. But just how do you serve an apple to a 6 months baby?
Peel, core and slice apples. Add to the potatoes and boil for 5 minutes. Use a fork and mash. You can use the reserved water for thinning.
Those are the main first fruits I would recommend for a 6 months only baby for a start. They nutritious, easy to digest so no need to worry about constipation, do not trigger allergies and easy to prepare without much handling. Remember, the three days rule of weaning. Give one fruit for three days to see any reaction. In case of allergy and constipation, stop giving the fruits and reintroduce it at a later date. For the first two months of weaning, avoid mangos, oranges and pineapples as they may trigger tonsils due to the sugar and acidity that they contain. Watermelons are better introduced from 8th month. Some babies are not able to digests it and hence after giving you will find some red things on the stool. Passions fruits and tree tomatoes can be introduced from 7 months.
Did you know that you can spice your baby’s food using fruits? Check out these delicious yet so nutritious Fruity weaning recipes. (Thank me later). I thought you could also be interested in knowing the nutritional requirement of your 6 old month baby. Check it here.
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