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10 best snacks for babies

10 best snacks for babies 1

10 best snacks for babies

The `battlefield` created after a meal may seem unsightly (and difficult to clean up), but this method is good for children’s development – and makes it comfortable for parents to eat with their children.

Illustration photo: Humptybumptykids.com.

Rich in both vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes are very nutritious, have a sweet flavor, and are easy to eat.

Once cooked, cut the potatoes in half and let cool.

Frozen peas

A good source of fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron, peas are a great food for growing babies.

Soft meat

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report showing that 15% of children under 3 years old do not get enough iron – an essential substance in the first years of their life.

Tough meat not only easily causes choking but is also unappealing to children.

Fish

A child’s developing brain needs essential fats like omega-3 DHA… Since fats come mainly from sources like fish, they are an important part of a toddler’s diet.

Try low-mercury fish like salmon, small canned tuna and tilapia  – which are tender and easy to cut into small pieces.

Egg

With high and very good protein content, and containing iron, choline, vitamins B12, B2 and many other essential nutrients, eggs are the perfect food for children.

Soft vegetables and fruits

Fruits and vegetables are great additions to any child’s meal.

With vegetables, steam them until they are soft and cut them into small pieces and feed them to your baby.

Mashed apples

Apples are often left out of the diet of children under one year old because of their hardness.

Grated cheese

Add grated cheese to vegetables, beans, eggs and fruit for your baby to eat during meals or snacks.

Bean

Rich in protein, B vitamins, iron and fiber and easy to grasp with tiny fingers, beans can be a great substitute for meat in meals.

You can cook canned beans right away or soak dried beans overnight and cook in a slow cooker.

Whole grains

From noodles to iron-rich cereals, bread is a good choice for children’s meals.

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