• 6-8 months: Fabulous Fruits for Baby

    Your baby will love the taste of fruits in her meals!
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    The best fruits to start giving your baby are avocados and bananas . You may pass them through a blender or food processor, but since both fruits are soft, a simple fork can do the job just as well. Both fruits are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. You can opt to add a little of your breast milk or formula to the fruit so that taste may seem familiar to your baby. You have the option of mixing the fruit with rice cereal, oatmeal, or yogurt for a more interesting blend of taste and texture.

    Tips:

    • Try mixing and matching the fruits later on once you have established that your baby is not allergic.
    • Give only fresh fruit juices to your baby and not juice concentrates or powder mixes. But do not give excess amounts. Breast milk or formula should still be her main drink.
    • If your baby does not take to a particular fruit or vegetable right away, give it time and try offering again.
    • Avoid giving your baby citrus fruits until age one. These are considered allergenic.
    Photography by Jun Pinzon
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