Can my baby eat Bread

From +6 months

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Is bread healthy for children?

You could give bread to your baby from the age of 6 months, just make sure you buy bread without whole nuts or seeds in it. It can also get quite sticky in your baby's mouth so it might help to give bread that's 2 days old or to toast your bread slightly. Avoid white bread since the nutritional value is very low, go for whole grain bread instead. The limited amount of salt in bread is not a problem, if you keep the rest of the food salt free during the first year. Bread usually contains gluten which should not be a problem unless your child has a wheat allergy, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. In that case, gluten-free bread can also be found in most grocery stores.

How to serve bread

Bread is the perfect finger food from about 8 months old. You can give a soft bread crust for your baby to suck on. Spread some fruit puree, hummus or nut butter on top and cut it into grabbable pieces and let your baby feed himself.

Can I give my baby toast?

Toasting bread can be a great way to introduce bread for the first time. Toasting bread makes the bread less sticky, which will prevent it from sticking to the roof of the mouth. Go for a light toast and serve it in sticks at first.

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