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How to Serve Egg to Baby

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If you’re wondering how to serve eggs to your baby you’ve come to the right place. Egg is an important source of protein for your baby and pretty cheap to get buy too Find out here how to serve egg to your baby, the answers to other commonly asked questions and a list of our favourite recipes that use eggs including egg muffins, omelettes and eggy bread!

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    scrambled eggs for babies ready to be served in the bowl

    How to Serve Eggs to Baby

    Eggs are a versatile and nutrient-rich food that can be introduced to babies around 6 to 8 months old. Here’s how you can serve eggs to your baby:

    Preparation: Cook the egg thoroughly by boiling, poaching, or scrambling it until fully cooked.

    Mashing: Once cooked, mash or finely chop the egg into small pieces suitable for your baby’s age and chewing abilities.

    Serving: Offer the cooked egg pieces to your baby. You can serve them alone or mix them with other soft foods like mashed vegetables or plain yogurt.

    scrambled eggs for baby with a fork

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

    In the past we have been told not to offer eggs to babies or to reduce our consumption of them as an adult. In recent years this advice has changed and eggs can be enjoyed by everyone on a daily basis as part of a healthy and balanced diet. (Please seek guidance from your doctor or paediatrician if you are unsure or allergies run in your family)

    Eggs come with numerous health benefits including:

    • Excellent source of iron – needed for good health and development
    • Nutritious source of protein – used to repair tissues
    • Contain healthy fat – much needed to keep up with the amount of energy they are using
    • Good source of Vitamin A – important for a healthy immune system
    • Good source of Vitamin D – helps to absorb calcium and phosphates
    • Contains Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant
    • Contains Vitamin B12 – supports brain development and produces healthy red blood cells

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    Can I serve eggs to my baby as a finger food?

    Yes, you can offer small, soft-cooked egg pieces or scrambled eggs as a finger food for your baby to explore and self-feed.

    eggy bread for babies surrounded by blueberries on a chopping board

    Should I introduce egg yolks or whole eggs to my baby first?

    It is recommended to introduce egg yolks first, as they are less allergenic than egg whites. Once your baby tolerates yolks well, you can gradually introduce well-cooked egg whites.

    dexter about to eat baby led weaning egg muffins

    Can I mix scrambled eggs with other ingredients like vegetables or cheese?

    Yes, you can add cooked and finely chopped vegetables or grated cheese to scrambled eggs for added flavour and nutritional value.

    cheese and tomato omelette for babies next to eggs

    Our Favourite Recipes for Babies Using Egg

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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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