Can my baby eat Pasta

From +4 months

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Is pasta healthy for children?

Pasta is a healthy addition to your baby's diet when it's served in moderation. Pasta is rich in carbohydrates and will give your baby the energy it needs. If you serve pasta in moderation and combine it with lots of fresh vegetables and sources or protein, it definitely deserves its place in your and your baby's diet. Note: pasta is usually made out of eggs and wheat flour, which are both common allergens, so introduce it in small quantities and work your way up. You can also buy pasta made out of plant-based flour (such as chickpea or lentil) if your child would have a wheat allergy. Soba, udon or ramen noodles are made without eggs, so those could be good options if there is an egg allergy.

How to serve pasta

Serve pasta blended or chopped very finely if you feed purees. You can also serve pasta as a finger food, starting with bigger pieces first (approximately the size of 2 adult fingers). Penne, rigatoni or thick ribbons like tagliatelle are most suited. When your baby develops the pincer grasp (meaning they can grab pieces between their thumb and index finger) you can give smaller kinds of pasta or cut the ones mentioned above in half.

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