Childhood Diseases

Posted by: K | 2012-10-29


raw grated apples for baby

Hello, can I start giving my six and a half month old baby raw, grated and mashed appes?

Expert's Reply



You may get a few quite different replies to your question. It all really depends on two things;firstly your baby's ability to digest raw apple at the age age of 6 months and importantly the fact that you will be grating the apple very finely. Apple is an excellent first fruit for babies,but it is rich in cellulose which makes it more difficult for babies to digest unless it is cooked. Fine grating is important to reduce the possibility of raw apple being a choking hazard as your baby is unable to chew raw apple at his age. It would be better to cook the apple now. From the age of about 8 months you can add very finely grated raw apple to a little yoghurt and give it to your baby.

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