Baby recipes: apples and bananas

Baby recipes: apples and bananas

Apples and bananas are full of potassium and fiber, which are important nutrients for Your Child’s overall health and development.

Why are they good for Your Child?
The potassium in bananas is important to Your Child’s heart and nerves. They also contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and have plenty of fiber. Apples are a good source of vitamin C, which is important for the development and maintenance of healthy skin, bones, and connective tissue. Additionally, the fiber in both fruits can help with digestion and prevent constipation.  

What to consider
Both fruits are high in sugar, and too much sugar can be harmful to children’s brain development.

When can Your Child start eating apples and bananas?
You can serve Your Child both fruits as early as the age of six months. They are easy to chew and swallow, making them a good choice for babies. 

Apples and bananas recipes

How much should Your Child eat?
WHO recommends that infants start receiving complementary foods at 6 months of age in addition to breast milk or formula. Initially, they should receive complementary foods 2–3 times a day between 6–8 months.

The daily calories distribution between milk and solid food are as follows:

daily calories distribution

Introducing new food
Try to introduce the food when Your Child is hungry, and try to keep it to one ingredient at a time to spot any allergic reactions. Learn more about introduction to solid food here. 

If you do baby-led-weaning, make sure you know everything about the method, including knowing the difference between gagging and choking, and knowing what to do in case of an emergency. 

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