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How to Serve Blueberries to Baby

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If you’re wondering how to serve blueberries to your baby you’ve come to the right place. Blueberries are an absolute superfood packed full of healthy nutrients that will help your baby develop and grow. Find out here how to serve blueberries to your baby, the answers to other commonly asked questions and a list of our favourite recipes that use blueberries including pancakes, muffins and waffles!

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    How to Serve Blueberries to Baby

    Blueberries are a nutritious fruit that can be introduced to babies around 6 months old. Here’s how you can serve blueberries to your baby:

    Preparation: Choose fresh blueberries that are ripe, plump, and without any signs of mould or damage. Wash the blueberries thoroughly to remove any dirt or residue.

    Cutting: Small blueberries can be served whole to older babies who have developed their pincer grasp. For younger babies, you can mash or cut the blueberries into smaller pieces to reduce the choking risk. Larger blueberries should be squished between your fingers.

    Serving: Offer the blueberries directly to your baby as a finger food. They can be served alone or mixed with other soft fruits like mashed banana or yogurt.

    What are the Health Benefits of Offering Blueberries to Your Baby?

    Blueberries are a super food and are among the most nutrient dense berries out there. They are jam packed full of things your baby needs to grow and develop into a healthy child and adult. Blueberries contain:

    • Fiber: to help digestion
    • Vitamin C: helps to support baby’s immune system
    • Vitamin K: helps build healthy bones
    • Manganese: critical for brain development

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    Should I mash or puree blueberries for my baby?

    Blueberries are small and soft, so you can serve them as whole berries or lightly squish them for younger babies who may find the texture challenging.

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    Can I mix blueberries with other fruits or yogurt?

    Yes, blueberries pair well with other fruits like bananas or applesauce. You can also mix them with plain yogurt for added creaminess and flavour.

    Should I cut blueberries in half to prevent choking?

    For younger babies, it’s recommended to cut blueberries in half to reduce the risk of choking. As your baby gets older and develops better chewing skills, you can offer them whole blueberries.

    Our Favourite Recipes for Babies Using Blueberries

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    Author: Nicola Hughes

    Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!

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