Avocado for baby food
Fact-checked by MFine | Last Updated : July 26th, 2022
This buttery superfood is a favourite among adults everywhere, but is it as good for your baby? Find out how your baby's developing body responds to avocado!
Your baby is the centre of your world and you always want the absolute best for your little one. Be it their first toy, their first shoe, or their first food—they need what is right for them. Transitioning from baby food to solids is a huge step in your little one’s life, and can be a confusing time for parents who aren’t sure what foods are safe for their baby. Parents are usually advised to feed their babies plenty of fruits and vegetables (generally mashed or as a puree) when they begin the transition to adult foods. However, certain fruits and vegetables might not be the best first choice as they could need extra processing, thus making them harder to digest, or could just be bad for toddlers. Avocado for babies is one fruit that has been scrutinised time and again with suspicion. Today, we take a closer look at a commonly asked question - is avocado safe for babies?Easily available, an avocado is a relatively dense fruit with a rich, pulpy inside. Its density makes it easily mashable and hence a perfect fit for toddlers. Aside from simply eating an avocado, or making guacamole, it is also used when making spreads, puree and is sometimes used as a substitute for butter and oil.