Eggs are a cheap and very nutritious item to eat, especially for those young babies that are continuing to grow. There are a lot of added benefits to eating eggs and everything that they bring to the table. The yolk contains different things than the whites of the egg, and in that way, they can be made into different types of foods. This can make it a creative venture in preparing eggs for your little one. But what do you do if your baby ends up like liking eggs? How can you sneak your baby all the great nutrients that eggs offer?
1. The Value of Eggs
Eggs are easy to prepare and even cheaper to purchase. They are a staple of many homes and something that may always be around. Not only can they be used alone, but they are the staple of many other dishes and recipes. So no matter what you are making in your household, you may have some eggs. Eggs are also rich in protein and very easy for your baby to eat when they are ready to start eating solid foods.
This is an added layer or ease for both you and your baby as your little one learns to start eating solid foods. Eggs have a lot of nutrients that are really good for your growing baby, so you can trust that they are not empty food that you are providing to your baby. Eggs can be a great way to start your baby in on solid foods as you play around with what you can start to feed them once they are old enough for those solid foods.
2. When To Give Your Baby Eggs
The best time to start giving your baby eggs is around the same time that they start eating other solid foods. Eggs are easy for a baby to chew and swallow, so because of that, they are a great option for one of the first foods to start giving your baby. In the past, it was recommended to give eggs to a child once they were two years old because most children can develop an allergy to eggs. So, if you are going to be giving your little one eggs, make sure that you do consult with your doctor and watch out for any signs that your child may be allergic to. Other than that, once your baby is six months old, that is the time that you can start with feeding them eggs.
3. First Time Feeding Your Baby Eggs
The first time you give your baby eggs, you will want to go slower at it and not give them as much. This is the first time they will be trying something brand new, so make sure you give them their time and space. You can easily start with mashing down a hard-boiled egg and giving it to your baby. Make sure it is smashed down enough so that it will be easy for you little on to eat and digest. You can also try to give your baby an egg puree of just mashed down egg and formula or breast milk; this will help sneak the taste of egg into something your baby is used to. Either of these ways can be excellent ways to work eggs into your baby’s diet because it’s the easiest way to get them, and it is pretty straight forward.
4. How to Sneak In Eggs
Does your baby maybe not prefer the taste of egg? After you consult with your doctor to make sure there is no underlying reasoning for your child to be refusing eggs, you can try a few different recipes to try to hide the egg from your baby. If your baby prefers fruit or vegetables over getting something like eggs, that can be the perfect way to sneak in the eggs. Try mixing in eggs along with their favorite vegetable and see how they accept the eggs without really realizing it’s what they are eating. You can even try to make a puree of egg with something that they love like carrots or beans. Mixing those eggs in with something else is the perfect way to disguise the eggs and keep your baby happy with eating something that they love.
5. Recipes For Your Baby
There are many ways that you can add eggs as a regular thing to your baby’s diet either by giving it to them in the purest form or sneaking it with other foods. Either way, giving eggs to your baby over the long term can be helpful for them as they continue to grow and try different foods. Try giving your baby an egg puree, egg vegetable soup, egg pancake or omelet.
There are many different ways that you can dress up eggs and give them to your little one. Be creative in your execution, and keep your baby happy as you give them the added nutrition and minerals that come with the taste of eggs. Whether you are sneaking those into your baby’s meals or giving the egg to your baby straight up, over time, both you and your baby will grow accustomed to the benefits of eggs in your baby’s diet.
Whether your baby loves eggs or maybe doesn’t love eggs, either way, they are the perfect food to start your baby out with. They are something that can easily be eating by your baby and easily hidden into other food by you if your baby happens not to be very fond of the eggs. Keeping your little one healthy with richest and most nutritious foods is something that can be either very easy or hard, depending on the type of palette that your baby. Either way, keeps playing around with foods and don’t get too frustrated if your child doesn’t like one thing or another.