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 Fruit and Vegetable Juices for Babies

  Last Updated : May 02,2018






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Weaning babies with Fruit and Vegetable Juices

For your Baby, a well-balanced diet is essential, especially during these initial months of weaning at 6 to 7 months. Your little one is growing now and will need vitamins and minerals to make her strong. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices made of carrots, beetroot, apple and muskmelon that are storehouses of vitamins, are the best foods to supplement a breast milk diet.
 

9 guidelines on how to prepare and feed fruit juices to your Baby

1. Straining the juices is necessary to make digestion easier.
2. Most paediatricians recommend that fruits like custard apple, pineapple, grapes, watermelon, guavas, orange and strawberry should be avoided till your baby is one year old.
3. It is better to avoid using vegetables like tomatoes to make juice as they may contain some indigestible shreds even after you strain them, and these may be difficult for your baby to digest at this age.
4. To begin with, introduce your baby to a single fruit or vegetable juice at a time. This will help you to identify your baby's likes, dislikes and allergies, if any. Check the recipe of Carrot Juice and Muskmelon Juice.
5. Follow this with a combination of two fruits or vegetables, once the baby has adjusted to both the fruits or vegetables individually. Try Carrot and Muskmelon Juice.
6. Start with 1 teaspoon of liquid and gradually increase the amount to about half a cup per day.
7. Before you start preparing your baby's meal, do remember to wash and sterilise all the utensils and equipments you use.
8. Don’t expect your baby to like all the foods you give her. If she does not like something, avoid it for some days and try again later.
9. Stay away from myths and superstitions. A prevalent notion that fruit juices must be warmed before feeding to prevent your baby from catching a cold is completely erroneous. Warming or heating will destroy the volatile Vitamin C present in them.

Given below are some healthy recipes for your Baby. Also you will find the article on How to make your Toddler eat interesting. 



Weaning Babies With Fruit And Vegetable Juices

This delicious purée made with an apt combination of banana and papaya is very healthy for your child. Try this purée when your baby has got accustomed to Banana Mash and Papaya Purée. Banana is high in energy, which is very necessary for growing children, while papaya nourishes your child with vitamin A. It also contains a lot of fibre, which ensures easy digestion. The flavour and consistency of the Banana and Papaya Purée is also naturally sweet and smooth, which makes it appealing to the baby.
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Barley is a protein-rich cereal that will do wonders for your baby. This nutritious weaning food is also easy and simple to make and will not take up too much of your time during this busy and stressful timeframe, when your baby demands a lot of your attention. You can start with plain Barley Water, when you begin weaning your baby, and once the child is 10 to 12 months old, you can start flavouring it with jaggery, if your paediatrician approves.
Carrot itself is mildly sweet, naturally. Add to it the sweetness and attractive scent of muskmelon, and you have a lovely juice that will be slurped up by babies. The vitamin A in carrots together with the vitamin C in muskmelon helps to build immunity and keep infections at bay. Serve this Carrot and Muskmelon Juice immediately to reap the best benefits, before the efficacy of the nutrients reduces.
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Doodhi, a watery vegetable, is ideal for making soups for babies! It helps to fulfil their water requirement in an easy-to-digest and soothing form. The bland taste of doodhi is also liked by babies. We have pressure cooked, blended and strained the Doodhi Soup to make it easier for the child to consume and digest. Since salt is not recommended by paediatricians at this age, we have not added any. If there is any leftover, you can drink it up with a little salt and pepper too, but not for your baby!
Dal, which is rich in energy and proteins, is a good supplementary meal to meet the increased demands of your baby. It also provides a good base to which you can add other ingredients that you wish to introduce to your baby’s diet, including veggies like carrot and beans. Begin with a simple dal mash, and once your baby develops a liking for it, you add vegetables to it. While salt is not recommended by paediatricians at this age, you can mildly season with pepper if it suits your child.
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It is amazing how children develop a fondness for creamy things right from when they are weaned! But, wait – none of that artificial, sugary, creamy stuff! Just a little bit of mashed avocado, with its buttery, creamy taste will satisfy your little one in the more natural and tasty way. This easy-to-swallow Avocado Mash has a perfect texture for babies to eat in the beginning months of weaning, and also provides good fats that help in the baby’s brain development. What is more, although this looks creamy, it is actually easy to digest as it has enough fibre, all of which makes it a super food for your little one.
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Bajra and other millets are known, rightly, as wonder grains because they are a treasure trove of nutrients. Here, bajra being rich in iron is very important to build the haemoglobin stores of your child. In a porridge form, enriched with ghee and sweetened with dates, bajra becomes very appealing to your child too. Before making the Bajra Porridge, keep all the ingredients ready and then start, because it tends to get lumpy and thick if not stirred continuously.
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By 7 months, your baby is ready for liquids like soup too. Initially, take care to introduce one vegetable at a time, in the soup form, so that it is easier to digest and your baby will also get used to various tastes. Moreover, when you make a multi-ingredient soup and it is rejected by your child, you will not know which ingredient was unsuitable. Here, we start with Beetroot Soup, followed by Carrot Soup.Once your baby gets used to both these veggies individually, you can combine them to make Beetroot and Carrot Soup.
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Banana is one fruit which most paediatricians recommend to start with. Mash the banana with a fork nicely so as to ensure there are no lumps. This recipe requires two teaspoons of milk to get a smooth consistency and to avoid the banana being too thick and difficult to swallow. However, paediatricians do not recommend feeding fat-rich packed milk at the 7 months. So, as far as possible use mother’s milk to prepare this recipe. Else, go for cow’s milk, which is easier to digest than buffalo milk – but in either case, check whether the milk suits your kid. Once your baby grows a little older, you can avoid the milk and feed plain mashed banana.
Months eight and nine are really a time to experiment with your child’s food. Start introducing more ingredients, with varied flavours and textures, so that the child will get used to variety. Cosseted babies brought up on just one or two staple foods will be troublesome to handle in the long run, because they will refuse almost everything later. So, experiment with different combinations of vegetables, such as in this Bottle Gourd and Cauliflower Soup. Here, both vegetables have a smooth and creamy texture, which your baby will find soothing. When introducing new veggies, just make sure your child is not allergic to any of them.
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Fruit and Vegetable Juices for Babies
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 on 10 Mar 17 12:05 PM


Behtareen jankari fruits aur vegetables foods babies ke liye. Sabhi recipes iss article mein paustik aur tasty hai. Me apni gudiya ko dal & vegetables soup aur banana mash recipes banayee