So are you ready to introduce fruits to your baby ?? If yes , you should understand one thing that babies are born with a sweet tooth hence they are likely to enjoy fruits more than vegetables.The best thing is that fruits are very essential and plays very important role in baby’s diet as its full of vitamins and minerals.
So lets start with three best fruits one at a time.
Banana is just the perfect first food for babies and its recommended to start it in either in 5th or 6th month.
Bananas is the one of the “power food” in baby’s diet as its highly rich in vitamin and potassium but low in cholesterol,in short it contains more calories and 0 fat.But make sure you start by smaller portion like 1/4 of banana in the beginning and then slowly and steady increase the quantity.
Avocado can be started after 5 months.
Avocado is the second best fruit for babies ,its and excellent fruit and it’s rich in mineral and vitamins.Its easy on digestive system and beneficial for liver protection.Good news is that ripe avocados are very soft and creamy and babies love the creamy and silky food.Avocado fruits requires no steaming and it can mix with various fruits like banana or apple but for the start do not mix it with anything.
Now what to say about Apple .. you all know “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” 🙂
Apples can be started when baby turns 6 months old. Apples are highly recommended at this stage at its good to avoid constipation and diarrhea’s. Apples are rich in dietary fiber ,apple is good to treat cough and not to forget it apple is very good to solve dental problems.Apples needs to be steamed and then pureed.
The Indian Association of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the exclusive source of nutrition
till 6 months of age. After 6 months please consult your pediatrician and once the doctor gives you a go signal, you can start solids for your baby. Please read the rules and regulations before starting any baby food.
1 small ripe banana
2 tbsps of breastmilk or formula
Directions || To prepare Banana Puree
Mash the banana with fork well until smooth.
Mix milk, and stir into the banana(optional)
Serve immediately as the puree starts turning black.
1 ripe avocado
Directions || To prepare Avocado Puree
If Serving Fresh / immediately
Mash the avocado with a fork or blend it in a food processor.
Mix with breast milk, formula or water to reach desired consistency(but for the start do not mix it with anything)
1/2 cup water(or as required)
Directions || To prepare Apple Puree
wash the apple ,Peel, cut apple into slices/chunks
Place slices into a pan with just enough water to slightly cover apples and boil/steam until tender;
be sure to check on the water level and stir.
Once the apple turns tender,add it to a blender and add the left over water upto desire constitency.
Blend it to a fine puree.