How to introduce spices into your baby's diet?

How to introduce spices into your baby's diet?

There’s no reason why you can’t start adding spices to your baby’s food as weaning is established.

 How to introduce spices into your babys diet 1

We eat lots of spicy foods, and would love my daughter to enjoy them too, but can’t find weaning recipes for them. When can we start to introduce spices?

Babies can have spices so, presuming you started weaning at six months, there’s no reason why you can’t start adding them to your daughter’s food as weaning is established, or for her to enjoy a mild curry. Babies do not need, or necessarily like, bland food.

If you’ve been breastfeeding and also eating spicy foods, your baby will already have been introduced to some of these flavours through your breast milk. This means you may find she readily accepts foods that are spiced with the aromatics such as nutmeg, cinnamon or coriander that tend to be mild. I wouldn’t introduce the hotter spices, such as chilli, until your daughter’s around 18 months old, although obviously there are cultures that habitually eat spicy foods and may introduce these earlier.

So start your daughter on the mild spices and build up to more adventurous flavours. Just keep an eye on her tummy/bowel movements as you do so.

Sara Patience

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

What can you use to wean a baby with a cow's milk protein allergy?
Baby & Toddler Health
What can you use to wean a baby with a cow's milk protein allergy?
What can you use to wean a baby with a cow's milk protein allergy? Find out...
5 easy ways to reduce your child's sugar intake
Baby & Toddler Health
5 easy ways to reduce your child's sugar intake
5 easy ways to reduce your child's sugar intake Experts suggest cutting our...
Win over £120 of prizes from Get Fruity foods
Win
Win over £120 of prizes from Get Fruity foods
Win over £120 of prizes from Get Fruity foods Get Fruity foods are offering 3...
Why Babies Need Snacks!
Recipes & Food
Why Babies Need Snacks!
Why Babies Need Snacks!   In today’s adult world, snacking in between...

email block

vanilla-cupcakes-with-chocolate-frostingRecipes & Food

Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting

Try these healthy and delicious cupcakes on the little ones
pepita-crusted-chicken-stripsRecipes & Food

Pepita-crusted chicken strips

Looking for a savoury treat that's not just delicious but natural and healthy too? We've got the goods
savoury-corn-frittersRecipes & Food

Savoury corn fritters

These fritters are a perfect healthier alternative to burgers if you're looking to get more veg into the family's diet
win-super-cute-baby-sensory-toys-with-the-sophie-la-giraffe-gift-set-worth-65Win

Win super cute baby sensory toys with the Sophie La Girafe gift set worth £65!

Win a cute sensory development toy for your baby by entering our competition for your chance to win a Sophie...
win-a-year-s-supply-of-tea-worth-1-500Win

Win a year's supply of tea worth £1,500

Here's you chance to win a year's supply of 'super teas' from We Are Tea