Can I feed my baby avocados?

Is it safe to feed my baby avocados? What age can I feed my baby avocados? These are all valid and responsible questions. Avocados are full of vitamins, minerals and fats, but does that make them safe? Are the fats in avocado good for my baby? Let's look at the answers to these questions

 

Avocados are packed full of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the overall development of your baby.

The health benefits of avocados In Home Care Services Direct babies Aged Care toddlers

Other great benefits are that they are packed with unsaturated fats (the healthy fats needed for brain and vision development.), are easy for babies to digest, offers liver protection, offers antioxidants, can control inflammations, help in healing wounds faster and has antimicrobial properties.

Avocado is also beneficial for your baby's liver

The fruit of avocado when given regularly to your child can protect it from liver damage that can be associated with diseases such as hepatitis and jaundice. But, when giving any solid food to your baby who’s suffering from hepatitis or jaundice can further aggravate the trouble. It is always preferable to feed or introduce solid foods after these diseases have subsided completely. 

Avocados have wonderful antioxidant properties

Antioxidants are another range of biochemicals that are of best for countering damage done by free radicals that are produced in the body during metabolism. These free radicals can cause damage to the tissue and cells by poorly interacting with them. On the other hand, antioxidants react with free radicals and neutralize them. 

So, have you realised how beneficial avocados are for your baby?

If your baby is 6 months or over you can introduce avocados into their diet. With all these wonderful properties they can certainly be on the ‘must try’ list.

 

How to feed avocado to a six month old baby?

Without cooking avocado, give it by peeling the outer layer, removing the seed and mash the flesh. You can mix it with other fruits like banana or apple, but at least for the first time do not mix it with any other fruit.

Always be on the lookout for allergies, particularly when introducing new foods to your baby. If you are ever concerned, you can take advice from your paediatrician.

Avocado and pear pops

 

Avocados are so versatile

They have often been called Natures Butter. They can be mixed with banana, yoghurt, used as a spread instead of mayo or butter, added to smoothies and of course are the main ingredient in Guacamole. How about these yummy Avocado and pear pops? Wonderful for when baby is teething. The cool temperature will sooth the gums and it will taste good too.

How to choose and store avocados

Avocados get ripened only when they are picked. So, you can choose avocados depending upon immediate consumption or later consumption. For immediate consumption, you can choose the ones that have been ripened and are ready to eat. For later consumption you can choose semi-ripened or which requires some more days to ripen. During the ripening process, never refrigerate them or they will never ripen. After the ripening is complete, they can be stored in a refrigerator.


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