At what age can you give the child a sweet cherry?


When the season of berries and fruits begins, all parents think about their usefulness for the children's body. One of the first ripening cherries, but is it possible to treat her with the fruits of a young child and what nuances should be taken into account?


  • Fruits are a good source of dietary fiber, sugar and organic acids.
  • Rich in vitamins C, PP, E, B1 and B2, as well as carotene.
  • In the mineral composition a lot of potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium are noted.
  • She noted a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and the ability to remove harmful compounds from the body (in particular, uric acid).
Sweet cherry in children
Sweet cherry is not only tasty, but also very healthy


  • It has a bright color, which indicates that it is possible allergic reaction. It is usually manifested by reddening of the skin on the face and body or the appearance of a minor rash.
  • If the child eats an unwashed sweet cherry or accidentally tries to treat the berries treated with chemicals, he will have poisoning.
  • It can worsen the condition of a child with hyperacid gastritis, problems with stool, intestinal obstruction or ulcer disease.
  • Excess consumption is manifested by flatulence and diarrhea.

From what age can you put in complementary foods?

Most doctors recommend giving fresh cherries no earlier than 18 months, and if the child is prone to allergies, acquaintance is advised to postpone until the age of three.

Baby with sweet cherry
Introduce crumbs with cherries better not earlier than 1.5 years

In what form to give?

Most often, sweet cherry is used fresh. Berries are washed, peeled and offered to the child. For the first test, it is scalded with boiling water and peels are removed. Cherry divided into halves can be mixed with yogurt or curds.

Children over 2 years old can give it in the form of compote, pies, muffins, jam. It will be an excellent filling for dumplings or a delicious cocktail ingredient.

How to enter into the diet?

The first portion for the child should be one berry or even half of it. Give a new product to the baby during breakfast and watch the baby’s skin and chair by the end of the day.

If there are no negative changes, gradually increase the amount of sweet cherries consumed at a time to 40-50 g per day.

From the age of three, a child can eat up to 100-150 g per day.

Tips for choosing

To feed the child should choose the fruit with a uniform color and glossy smooth surface. Buy a cherry with a stem and be sure to break a few pieces to check for the presence of larvae inside.

Remember that an unwashed sweet cherry can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, and after contact with water, it is advisable to eat the berries within 2-3 hours.

What happens if a child swallows a bone?

Children over 1.5 years old are advised to give a product with stones, so that the baby learns to remove it on its own. In this case, the mother should be there and help clean the berry.

If the crumb accidentally swallows one bone, no health problems arise. It will freely come out with feces without causing discomfort to the baby.

However, caution does not hurt, because swallowing a large number of bones can cause constipation or obstruction.

What to do if you are allergic?

If the baby is prone to allergies, start dating cherries with white varieties, and only after normal tolerance, try the red berry. If a rash, redness or other allergy symptoms appear, cancel the new product and consult a doctor. Re-give half a berry a try only after 1-2 months or postpone the introduction of crumbs into the diet until 3 years old and later.

Information provided for reference purposes. Do not self-medicate. At the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor.