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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.

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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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Health Benefits

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!

collage of six puddings
5 from 17 votes

Single Serve Chia Puddings for Babies and Kids

Single serve chia seed pudding for babies 6 months and up is the perfect make ahead breakfast or snack that you can whip up in under 5 minutes!
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A close up shot of scooped banana chia pudding in a glass bowl.
5 from 8 votes

Banana Chia Pudding

4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time are all you need to make this banana chia pudding. It's the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack that's packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats!
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a side view of strawberry jam in a mason jar with a spoon.
4.89 from 9 votes

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

3 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make this sugar-free strawberry jam. It tastes like real fruit and is perfectly thick without pectin.
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overnight oats with sliced banana, ground walnuts in a bowl.
5 from 38 votes

Banana Overnight Oats

These banana overnight oats are a perfect make ahead breakfast or snack option for babies, kids, and adults alike!
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three sweet potato cookies for babies stacked on a wooden board
4.99 from 69 votes

Healthy Sweet Potato Cookies

These super moist sweet potato cakes made with just 5 simple ingredients, including chickpeas, oats, and chia seeds, are perfect for babies and toddlers.
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An overhead shot of baked oatmeal with slice on green spatula.
5 from 22 votes

Vegan Baked Apple Oatmeal

This one pan baked apple oatmeal is so easy to make with 6 ingredients. It is egg-free and dairy-free and can be made ahead of time.
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Baked oatmeal served in a white bowl with milk, sliced almonds, and peanut butter.
5 from 20 votes

Healthy Baked Strawberry Oatmeal

Super easy to make, this healthy baked oatmeal recipe with juicy strawberries and bananas is the perfect make ahead breakfast or snack for the whole family!
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A close up shot of baked oatmeal in a white square pan.
5 from 5 votes

Baked Peach Oatmeal (No Sugar Added)

Here's a super easy make ahead breakfast for the whole family – Baked Peach Oatmeal! It is a healthy and delicious way to start the morning!
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A slice of breakfast bake with yogurt, banana, and raspberry.
4.95 from 18 votes

Baked Breakfast Quinoa with Zucchini

This vegan quinoa bake with zucchini is a delicious way to serve quinoa to babies and kids. It's also an easy opportunity to add variety to their breakfast or snack!
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five cooked muffins on a white plate
5 from 27 votes

Vegan vegetable quinoa muffins

Made with healthy ingredients like broccoli, carrots, and quinoa, these egg and dairy-free vegetable muffins with quinoa are perfect for baby led weaning and school lunchboxes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much chia seeds can babies eat?

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 1/2-1 teaspoon) and gradually increase.

Are chia seeds a choking hazard?

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.

Do you have to grind chia seeds for babies?

There is no need as it is already small in size.

If you want to learn how to prepare other specific food(s), check out my How To Series!

About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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