Here's everything you need to know about serving chia seeds to your baby, including when and how to introduce them safely as well as plenty of easy, healthy recipes.
When Can Babies Eat Chia Seeds?
This nutritious food can be offered to babies as soon as they’re ready to start solids, usually around 6 months. It’s important to remember that your baby is unique and that rather than going by the calendar, you need to make sure your baby is DEVELOPMENTALLY ready to start solids.
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Chia seeds may be tiny but they sure do pack a nutritional punch! They contain many nutrients that help support young children's rapid brain development and strengthen immune systems.
To name a few:
And if battling constipation, these chia puddings may provide relief! They truly helped my son when he was a baby.
If your child is underweight, this is a great way to make every bite count.
How to Serve to Babies
You can simply sprinkle on a little bit of chia seed to:
Or add to these recipes!
Chia Seed Recipes
Here are some easy, nutritious, and fun ways to serve chia seeds to your baby!
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no official recommended daily intake. Having said that you don’t want to go overboard, especially if your child isn’t used to having fiber. Add slowly (start with ½-1 teaspoon) and gradually increase.
Dry chia seeds, if consumed in large quantities by spoonfuls, poses a choking risk. However sprinkling a small amount on peanut butter toast, yogurt, oatmeal, etc. is totally fine.
You can also soak them as suggested in this post.
There is no need as it is already small in size.
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