At what age is introduced fruit?
Ideally we introduce the fruit to 6 months, and never before 4 months of age.
The tendency is to delay diversification, prevention of food allergies.
Throughout the introductions, your pediatrician will guide you.
* Between 5-6 months 7 months.
It provides the first fruits of 1 time per day, at noon or afternoon snack.
The first day, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of cooked fruit mixed in the bottle of milk, we can also offer this fruit with a spoon. Gradually, we increase the amount to reach 100 to 130 g (weight of a small pot). At 6 months of age, babies can eat fruit 2 times per day, afternoon and evening, for example.
It is desirable to introduce the fruits one by one, to ensure safety of baby while teaching her taste. It is limited to the most digestible fruit: apple, apricot, peach, pear, banana, quince (not too much in case of constipation), prunes (not too much for diarrhea).
* Between 7 months and 8 months.
It maintains a portion of fruit from about 100 to 130 g twice a day. We begin to offer baby raw fruit: ripe, peeled and crushed.
Gradually, we introduce new fruits, always one by one: strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blackcurrant, orange, tangerine.
We can integrate about 50 ml of fruit juice in the morning: freshly squeezed home, pure juice of the radius fresh juice or special young children. Make sure your baby digests it well. Attention, even if baby is addictive, it does not replace the bottles of water (or milk) with bottles of fruit juice.
* Between 9 months and 1 year.
It keeps fruit 2 times per day, one can begin to offer them in pieces or strips.
The diet of fruit juice goes to 100 ml.
* Between 1 and 3 years.
Baby can eat all the fruits.
It is best to wait 18 months to introduce potentially allergenic fruit: tropical fruits, kiwi, mango, papaya, guava, fruit and “nuts”, walnut, hazelnut, almond (serving these fruits mixed in powder, not whole ).