Friday, 24 March 2017

Apple Puree for Babies | Baby Food Recipes

I keep singing to my baby the age old saying ” An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away” as I feed him the apple puree while he blinks and opens his mouth to my voice tone and facial expressions. Sweet apples make a great first food for the baby after rice cereal as they are nutritional rich and less allergic. Steamed apple purees are yummy and light on their little tummy.
Apple can be introduced by 4-6 months as they are less prone to allergies but I would suggest you to wait till 6 months if you are breastfeeding and have a good supply. Experts suggest to wait till 6 months to begin with pureed baby foods or solids as the risk of allergies may increase if the baby’s first foods are introduced too soon.Each baby is different and each baby responds differently to tastes and foods so keep a check on the baby after introducing new food like how they pass poop after the new food consumption and if any skin allergies are seen. Apples contain two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble. These fibers help to maintain the bowel regularity as the insoluble fiber works like a roughage while the soluble pectin fiber firms up the stool avoiding diarrhea or constipation.
Always peel the apples for babies under 8 months and apple can be served as a finger food after peeling for babies in 6-8 months. Use a Baby Fruit Feeder so baby can make you some apple sauce themselves
Stage 1 Homemade Apple Puree is one of the most tasty, nutritious and filling food for babies.

Breastfeeding is always the best ideal food containing all the natural nutrition needed for your baby. Until 6 months, formula milk  or semi solid baby foods is an alternative to meet the nutritional demand of the baby when breastfeeding is not possible. Always remember to consult your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods and any new foods which may pose allergy for babies. 
Apple Puree for Babies
Stage 1 Homemade Apple Puree for Babies
 CourseMain Dish
 Prep Time5 minutes
 Cook Time20 minutes
  • 1 cup Apple peeled,cored
  • as needed cup Water
  1. Wash the apple, cut it into slices, remove the skin and the seeds.
  2. Cut it into small pieces, steam it using a baby food steamer or pressure cook it for 2 whistles and 5 minutes in low heat with water required or boil it in a saucepan with enough water till soft and tender.
  3. Cool it down a bit. Blend it to smooth and fine puree using little apple cooked water. Cool down until warm and feed immediately.
  • Add water only to immerse the cut apples, don't add more than that.
  • Steaming is best than pressure cooking the apple.
  • While blending, if required add water to adjust the consistency to smooth and slightly runny puree for baby to easily eat.
  • Choose apples which are sweet and firm.
  • Always check for any symptom of allergies after introducing a new food and stop immediately if you find any. Give a gap of 3-4 days before introducing another new food.
  • Check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.

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