Avocado makes a great first food for baby due to its texture and creaminess, an extra bonus is that avocados are full or “good” fats and have a high nutrient content!
Avocado is one of the easiest foods to prepare for homemade baby food because once you slice it open it is ready to serve making life easier for parents and allowing your child to know what foods they are eating, empowering them to make healthy choices for themselves.
Avocado contains Vit A, B1, B2, B6, niacin, folate, magnesium, calcium, iron, and more vitamins and minerals in smaller quantities.
Avocadoes may be offered to babies as early as 4 – 6 months old. Ever had her first avocado when she was 5 months and has had 1-2 avocados a day ever since.
Really importantly, no matter how nutritious a food is a baby should only eat what they want to eat. If we serve babies (who are ready to eat and not just breast feed) food that they love, whole and raw then they’ll very likely eat more than you ever dreamed of- my daughter averages 500 more calories a day than the average child her age and I’ve never even once in her life tried to persuade her or trick her into eating a certain food. Babies love eating just like we do, they have specific taste preferences just like we do. This doesn’t mean that they’re “fussy eaters” or “bad eaters” it means that they’re alive.
When selecting an Avocado, you want a dark green color with bumpy texture. The fruit should be firm yet yielding when gently pushed.
When an avocado is sliced in half, the flesh color should be a green that gently transforms into a buttery yellow around the pit.
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