At what age can you give apricots to a child?
We love fruits for their pleasant taste and healthy vitamin-mineral composition, so it is not surprising that mothers want to introduce fruit to their kids from a very young age. One of the most beloved children kind of fruit can be called apricots. To acquaint the child with them correctly, you should first learn about their benefits and some features of use.
- Rich in carotene, thiamine, vitamin PP, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine and iron.
- A positive effect on the work of the myocardium and brain.
- There is a beneficial effect on the state of vision, bones, hair, teeth and nails.
- Anemia can be prevented and hemoglobin levels can be increased.
- Fruit is good for digestion, because it helps to eliminate dysbiosis and bloating. It acts as a mild laxative.
- Due to the presence of pectin, apricots help to remove harmful and toxic substances from the child’s body.
You will learn more about the benefits by watching the “Live Healthy” program.
- An allergic reaction may occur.
- Fruits can be treated with chemical compounds that have a detrimental effect on the growing children's organism.
- If you eat them on an empty stomach, digestive disorders are possible.
- Due to their high sugar content, they cannot be consumed in diabetes.
From how many months can you put in feed?
The age of the introduction of apricots in the diet of the baby depends on the type of feeding. Babies who are breastfed, this fruit is introduced in 6-7 months after meeting with apples, pears and a banana. Breastfed babies begin to give it a month or two later.
Fresh apricot is offered to children not earlier than 9-10 months.
In what form to give?
Many mothers choose ready-made mashed apricot foods for starting, but if you want to cook a little dish with your own hands, you should buy ripe apricots and boil them within 10 minutes. Then the fruit is peeled and peeled, the pulp is ground in a blender and, if necessary, liquid is added to the puree (milk, mixture or water) for the desired consistency.
How can I save for the winter?
The best way to prepare apricots for the winter, which will be used to prepare baby puree, is freezing. In the freezer, the halves of the fruit will not lose their beneficial properties.
You can also cook them delicious jam.
Tips for choosing
When buying apricots for baby food, choose ripe fruits of medium size with a pleasant smell. Refuse to buy fruit with dents, rotted areas or damage.
What if a child swallows a bone?
Apricot stones are dangerous because of their rather large size and sharp edges, but panicking in the case when a baby accidentally swallowed one of them is not necessary if the child has no such symptoms:
- Repeated vomiting.
- Severe nausea.
- Stomach ache.
- Blood in stool.
If the child’s well-being has not changed, just watch the crumbs and his chair to make sure that the bones are going out safely in a natural way. If any warning signs appear, consult a doctor immediately.
What to do if you are allergic?
Apricots are considered to be an allergenic fruit, so babies who try to mash them for the first time may experience rashes, nausea, diarrhea, skin redness and other signs of intolerance. There is also a cumulative reaction, when allergy occurs after a few days of mashed potatoes, when the product is given daily with an increase in servings.
In case of any negative reactions to apricot feed, a new product is immediately canceled and re-tried to be introduced into the diet only after a few months. If the allergy is severe, you should consult a doctor for the selection of a suitable antihistamine drug.
For information on why takey fruit should not be eaten in the morning and what to consider when choosing, look in the transfer of "OTC".