If you’re wondering how to serve kiwi to your baby you’ve come to the right place. Kiwi fruit is full of healthy nutrients and is a really fun fruit to tick off your list of foods to offer your baby. Find out here how to serve kiwi fruit to your baby, the answers to other commonly asked questions and a list of our favourite recipes that use kiwi fruit!
How to Serve Kiwi to Baby
Kiwi is a nutritious fruit that can be introduced to babies around 8 to 10 months old if you are traditionally weaning or from 6 months if you are baby led weaning.
To serve kiwi to your baby:
Selection: Start by selecting a ripe kiwi that yields slightly to gentle pressure.
Preparation: Wash the kiwi thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. Peel the kiwi using a knife or vegetable peeler or by scooping out the flesh with a spoon.
Cutting: Cut the kiwi into small, bite-sized pieces that are easy for your baby to handle and chew.
Serving: Offer the kiwi pieces directly to your baby or mash them into a smoother consistency for younger babies.
What are the Health Benefits of Offering Kiwi to Your Baby?
Kiwi fruit is definitely classed as a superfood thanks to all the nutritional benefits it has. Have you been wondering how to serve kiwi for babies? Wonder no more. These delicious muffins utilise three kiwi fruits to provide your baby with a nutritious healthy baby led weaning snack.
Kiwi fruit benefits include:
- High in Vitamin C – great for the immune system
- Full of dietary fibre which is great for gut health but also helps prevent constipation
- Rich in antioxidants which can protect against inflammation and disease
Our favourite baby led weaning products
Can I offer kiwi to my baby as a puree?
Yes, you can puree ripe kiwi and offer it as a smooth puree for younger babies who are starting solids.
Should I remove the kiwi seeds before serving it to my baby?
You should not have to remove the seeds when offering your baby kiwi. The seeds are very tiny and should not pose a choking hazard – plus it would probably take hours to get rid of them all!
Can I offer kiwi slices as finger food to my baby?
Yes, you can cut ripe kiwi into small, manageable slices for your baby to hold and eat as a finger food. Remember the riper the kiwi fruit, the softer it will be.
Our Favourite Recipes for Babies Using Kiwi Fruit
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!