From 4 months the baby can begin to eat his first fruit compotes. We discover 3 delicious compotes to prepare at home: apple, pear and banana.
The baby’s first foods should be characterized by being easy to digest foods on the one hand, while on the other hand it is essential that they have little chance of causing allergic reactions, so it is very important to keep in mind what foods the baby can consume when we start feeding complementary, from what month and how.
As with many issues, in the case of complementary feeding it is true that there are differences of opinion among many pediatricians. And it is that while some advice to start with the first compotes and baby porridge from 4-5 months, there are pediatricians who are not in favor of it until the baby reaches 6 months.
We must bear in mind that these recommendations depend on whether the baby is drinking breast milk, or if he is consuming artificial milk. In the latter case, many pediatricians do advise starting complementary feeding from the fourth month, while in the first (that is, if the baby is breastfed), it is recommended to delay the start of complementary feeding until the sixth month, since it is much better to consume breast milk exclusively.
Precisely when it is the pediatrician who tells us to start with the first fruits, it is quite possible that he recommends us to start with 3: the apple, the pear and the banana, fundamentally because all of them meet the qualities of being easy to digest foods and with few likely to cause allergic reactions.
Of course, it is advisable to start with one of them first, not mix them at the beginning, and give a margin of at least 3 or 4 days until starting with the next one. In this way we will observe whether or not some type of allergy occurs in the baby, and above all we will know which one has caused it.
To make this first compote for the baby, you only need 1 ripe apple, ideally a Golden type because it is precisely one of the sweetest.
For its preparation you just have to wash the apple well and remove its skin. Then cut it into pieces leaving aside its seeds and its heart, place them in the blender glass and add a little mineral water ideal for babies if you notice that when you beat it, it can be very thick. Finally beat it well. Serve in a children’s bowl. Ready!
The benefits of applesauce for the baby
Applesauce is a delicious children’s dish as a baby’s first solid food, as it is extremely rich in minerals (noted for the presence of calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium and iron) and vitamins (such as vitamin A, C, E and group B).
It also stands out for its high fiber and water content, ideal for helping the baby to prevent constipation and to hydrate and refresh it.
To prepare the baby’s first pear compote, you only need 1 ripe pear. It is recommended that it be Conference type (also known as Conference pear), as it is one of the sweetest.
To prepare it, wash the pear well and remove its skin. Cut it into small pieces and place them in the blender glass. It may not be necessary to add water, since the pear itself is even richer in water than the apple (however, if you notice that it is a little thick, add a teaspoon of mineral water for babies). Shake it all up and serve in a children’s bowl.
The benefits of pear compote for your baby
Pear compote becomes a very nutritious recipe, in the same way as, for example, applesauce. It stands out like that for its richness in vitamins (especially vitamin C and folic acid) and minerals (potassium and calcium). In addition, it provides polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, and fiber and beta carotenes.
The compote banana stands out as a favorite of the baby, its soft texture and sweet flavor tremendously (much more than apple and pear, as long as the banana is not green).
To prepare this first banana compote you just have to peel 1 ripe banana, remove its skin and cut it into pieces, placing them in the blender glass. You can add a teaspoon of water, although it may not be necessary. Finally sire in a children’s bowl.
The benefits of banana compote for the baby
The banana compote stands out without any doubt for being a very easily digestible dish. From a nutritional point of view, it is surprising for its incredible richness in carbohydrates. In addition, it provides minerals such as potassium and magnesium, and vitamins such as provitamin a, folic acid and vitamin C.