Prepping for your baby’s foods is exciting as you get to bring out your cooking and creative skills. However, there are foods that you should be careful when feeding to your tots as they are relatively unsafe.
Honey is known for its many health benefits, but it is not recommended for children below two years of age. It has a toxic bacteria that results in botulism- a deadly disease. Whether raw or processed, such bacteria are present in any form of honey.
Of course, soda is a big no-no. Nourish your kid’s young body with a healthy diet and sodas should never be part of the list. Think of this- sweetened beverages like sodas are high in sugar and calories that lead to obesity and hostile behavior in children. Besides, these types of drinks have zero nutrients so why bother at all.
Peanut and nuts, in general, are common foods people are allergic to. More so, a spoonful of this inviting spread is a risk for choking. Be careful when giving your child peanut butter for the first time, and look for any signs of reaction
Berries & Citrus
You might think that berries and citrus are healthy fruits. They are but did you know that blueberries and strawberries have a protein that is indigestible. Oranges and grapes are acidic and can cause rashes and an upset tummy. Wait until your baby reaches one year old and try giving him these healthy fruits in small pieces and monitor for any allergic reaction.
On a positive note, eggs are loaded with protein and vitamins, but they are not recommended for young babies. Egg allergy is common especially for children, so it’s best to skip eggs on your baby’s meals to avoid ugly allergic reactions.
Seafood & Shellfish
Another set of food that is likely to cause an allergy is seafood and shellfish. Young children are highly vulnerable to allergic reactions as their immune system is not yet fully developed in fighting these types of allergens. Until your kid is one year old, you can try feeding him kinds of seafood in small amounts only and monitor for any allergic reaction.