Pear compote for babies: discover the recipe to learn how to make it at home and what benefits and nutritional properties it brings to your child.
Do you know which are the first fruits of the baby that the pediatrician recommends as complementary feeding from 4 to 6 months of age? They are the apple, the pear and the banana. The reason why we start with these fruits and not with others is simple: in addition to being easy to digest and having a pleasant texture for the child’s new palate, they present a minimal risk of causing any type of allergy or intolerance.
For this reason, other fruits, such as peaches, kiwi, strawberries, apricots, tropical fruits and fruits of the forest, do not begin to be given to the child until after the year, or until the moment in which the pediatrician so advise.
As your pediatrician may have already recommended, the way to start with the baby’s first fruits is by grinding the chosen fruit, this time the pear , and adding a little water or milk. In case it is the first time you give your baby pear, remember that it is essential not to mix it and give it alone for 3 or 4 days without any other fruit. This way you can check how well the little one accepts it, if it does not reject it, and especially if it does not cause any type of allergy.
How to make a children’s pear compote:
- 1 ripe pear.
- A little water or formula (1 to 2 teaspoons). Optional.
Steps to make pear compote for baby:
First of all, it is essential to wash the pear well. Then peel it and cut it into small squares. Place these pieces in the blender glass and beat well. Since the pear usually has a lot of water, it is possible that it is not necessary to add water or milk, but if you think it is necessary because it has become somewhat thick add one or two teaspoons.
Continue beating well until there are no pieces of pear left, since it is essential that the pear is well ground.
The benefits of pear compote for the baby
The pear is undoubtedly a very complete fruit, in the same way that the apple is. From a nutritional point of view, it stands out for its high potassium content. It is very rich in vitamin C, folic acid and natural antioxidants, among which we must mention beta-carotene.
It also highlights its content in polyunsaturated fatty acids and amino acids, as well as fiber. Of course, its content of both sodium and carbohydrates is actually very low.
Regarding the benefits of children’s pear compote, due to its potassium content it is essential for the proper formation of the baby’s bones. Provides astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal in case of digestive disorders of the child.
It is a compote with diuretic action and being very rich in fiber is essential for babies with constipation. On the other hand, due to its richness in amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, it is ideal for the formation of different and different growing baby tissues.