Avocado for Baby!

When it came to baby food, the avocado was one I was so excited to feed Jax!

It is such an amazing fruits and has so many benefits for babies-

1. Rich In Unsaturated Fats:

Avocadoes are extremely rich in unsaturated fats which are very important for the proper growth and development of your baby’s brain and vision. (Read more about FATS for babies here.)

2. Contains Essential Vitamins And Minerals:

Avocado contains a host of essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C, E and K, in addition to vitamin B6. It also contains folate, iron, magnesium, calcium, thiamin, potassium, sodium, niacin and zinc. All these minerals and vitamins will help in your baby’s overall growth and development.

3. Easy To Digest:

The good part about giving avocado for baby is that it is very easy to digest, even for your baby’s sensitive digestive system. It will also help to control any signs of indigestion or acidity, which your baby may suffer from in the initial few months of starting on new food types. Avocadoes will also control any irritable stomach walls in your baby and will help to prevent stomach ache and gas formation, and is a good food option if your baby suffers from colic.

4. Loaded With Antioxidants:

Avocadoes are rich in antioxidants that will keep your baby’s overall digestive system and metabolism working fine.

5. Helps To Keep The Liver Protected:

Avocado is a great fruit for the health of your baby’s liver. Once you start giving it regularly to your baby, it is a great way to keep your baby’s liver safe and protected against health conditions such as jaundice and hepatitis.

6. Helps To Keep Inflammation In Check:

Eating avocados on a regular basis will help to prevent any type of inflammation that your baby may be at risk of. Inflammations can happen due to a number of reasons. Some of the main causes that can lead to inflammation are damage to the tissue, irritable stimuli and pathogens. Your baby’s skin will be extremely soft and sensitive, and even the tiniest amount of scratch can lead to a major inflammation. Eating avocados will help to keep inflammation at bay and help to soothe it faster.

7. Helps To Heal Wounds:

Eating avocados is also a natural way to help your baby’s wounds heal faster.

**Avocado has a pretty short shelf life so to combat that I make a large batch and freeze it to help prevent oxidation.

DOWNLOAD RECIPE: Avocado Puree Baby Food- Stage 1

**The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. For more information please read our full disclaimer here.


Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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