Can my baby eat Eggs

From +6 months

Common allergen:


Are eggs healthy for children?

Eggs are a healthy addition to your baby's diet, when served in moderation. Eggs are a great source of protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. They're also a good source of fat, and thus energy. Take into account that part of the fats are saturated fats, which is why we recommend moderation. Eggs are rich in B vitamins and essential minerals such as selenium. At 6 months you can start giving portions of half an egg per week to your baby. Slowly build your way up to a full egg around the age of 1 year. Since egg is a common allergen, it's best to introduce it soon enough, between 6 to 9 months, starting with a small portion and working your way up.

How to serve eggs

You can do so many things with eggs. You can use them in baked goods, hard-boil them or make an omelet and serve them as finger food. Scramble them and incorporate them into a puree. Just make sure they're fully cooked through, to avoid salmonella infection. Don't serve raw egg preparations to children younger than 5 years.

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