From how many months can you give children compote and how to do it right?
Mother's milk - the most useful food for an infant, because it contains all the necessary substances for health and development. It is often believed that breast milk is quite enough, but it is not. It is possible and necessary to water the baby additionally: for example, in the heat, at elevated temperature or problems with digestion, with artificial or mixed feeding. In addition to water, natural juice and homemade compote for the baby is a great solution.
In 1989, the World Health Organization defined the principles of feeding, one of which - not to give the newborn a drink, with the exception of breast milk. There is 87.5% of water in milk, but at the same time it has a high energy value, and it is for the child not to drink fully, but rather food, like mashed potatoes or porridge. With regard to the period of "newborn" - according to WHO, this time from birth to 28 days. As soon as this period passes, in order to fill the baby’s need for liquid, it is worth thinking about new drinks.
In the first month of life, the child is the least protected, his body is not strong enough, therefore, drink it only with water - pre-filtered and boiled or bottled. By the beginning of the second month, try giving chamomile or fennel tea. Juices for children from 3 months - from pears or green apples, from peaches or apricots. From half a year it is already possible to present the baby home compote.
At what age to start drinking juices and compotes
When can I give juice to babies? The Russian Nutrition Research Institute recommends starting at three months of age. But there are exceptions to any rule. Talk to your pediatrician and watch the baby’s reaction with him.
For two weeks, give juices made from one fruit (for example, only pure apple). If the child’s condition is normal — that is, there is no allergy, stable stools — in the next two weeks, water it with juice from some new fruit or vegetable, again without changing it to others.
If you want to know more precisely, from how many months you can give juice to a child, here are some general patterns depending on how old you are planning to introduce your child to a new product. Whenever you start, everything must be done gradually.
From what age is it better to give?
Pediatricians are advised to give compote to a child older than 6-7 months. Up to this age, breastfed babies do not need extra fluid at all, if they are not in very hot conditions and their body temperature is normal. It is possible to prepare it for younger kids at an earlier age.
Enter into the diet
The first sample of compote should be in the amount of not more than one teaspoon of drink. If the baby has transferred the new product well, the daily amount is gradually increased to the age recommendations. At 7 months, 100 ml of compote per day is recommended, dividing this amount of drink by two or three times. Children older than one year can not be limited, especially with high activity.
Compost is best given warm or at room temperature. Note that it can be given to the child both before the meal, and during the meal or immediately after it. The opinion that the liquid drunk with solid food interferes with its digestion, erroneously.
How to choose products for compote?
- Water must be clean - preferably intended for feeding children or filtered.
- The best option is when a mother can boil a compote of fruit collected in her garden or in the country. In this case, in the summer-autumn period, the mother should think about harvesting berries and fruits for making a drink in the winter. It can both dry the summer crop and freeze it.
- Dried fruit is better to buy in packages, rather than by weight. Choose a dull product, as bright colors may be a sign of the addition of dyes.
- Preparing products, they should be thoroughly washed and cleaned, and remove the stem and seeds. It is also recommended to scald the fruit with boiling water to get rid of harmful microorganisms.
Recipes for cooking at home
The first compote that can be prepared for the baby, it is advised to choose apple. Over time, in his recipe, you can add a pear, prunes, wild rose, various berries, dried fruits.
After washing and cleaning a small green apple, cut it into small cubes, cover it with a glass of water and put it on a small fire. When the liquid boils, the fire should be turned off, and the tank should be closed and left for 1 hour. Present drink filter and give the baby.
Babies who are accustomed to apple compotika can be prepared from a mixture of fruit. First, a fresh pear is added to the recipe from apples, and then other fruits, as well as various berries (both fresh and from the freezer). You can experiment with the amount of water added to the fruit. Its volume will depend on the taste of raw materials, and the time of infusion of the drink.
From dried fruits
Dried fruits (acquaintance should begin with some one, and later you can prepare a compotik from their mixture), rinse well. They are also recommended to steam with boiling water for a few minutes and rinse again. Then 50 grams of dried fruit is poured with 500 ml of warm water, covered with a lid and left for 8 hours. Without draining the water, the liquid is brought to a boil over low heat, and then insist for another hour.
Juices, their features and methods of preparation
You can prepare the juice for the child yourself only when you are absolutely sure of the quality of the product. If you buy specially designed children's drinks, be calm: they pass quality control and do not contain synthetic substances, stabilizers, flavors, etc. The main thing is to make sure that the composition does not contain sugar.
Consider which juices are considered the most useful, and how to make some of them at home.
Useful for babies
If you have the opportunity to cook at home - this is certainly a good alternative to shopping options, even specialized ones. Juices from various berries, fruits, vegetables in moderation will never harm health (unless an individual allergic reaction appears). Experts also provide clarification on when to start giving each child these drinks.
How many babies give compote of dried fruit?
Dried fruits - a real storehouse of vitamins.
Compote of them has a mass of healing properties.
It is useful to drink both adults and children, and since the age of infancy.
Many mothers ask themselves such questions: when to start an introduction to the child's diet of such a drink. They are interested in how to properly feed the infant. How to cook it and what dried fruits are best to use?
When can I give
Most experts insist that baby compote should be added to the menu no earlier than six months. Until this time, the child's digestive tract best perceives the mother's milk, and even a harmless drink can provoke allergies or digestive problems.
By 6 months, the baby gradually begins to give the first complementary foods, and at the same time, you can gradually introduce uzvar as a drink. This is especially necessary for babies who are bottle-fed, who do not receive enough vitamins from their mother's milk.
It is necessary to give a drink of dried fruit to infants in the winter, when the immune system weakens and the risk of contracting colds increases. Also, taking such a drink is indicated when the child's temperature rises or in extreme heat, when the baby sweats a lot and loses a large amount of fluid.
Compote of dried fruit for babies 6 months
Like any new product, at first a child is given one teaspoonful of drink and looks at the reaction.
If there is no allergy, then the amount of drinking over time is adjusted to 100-150 ml per day.
It is recommended to prepare the first drink from apples, and only later begin to enter the assorted dried fruit. Up to 10 months, it is advisable not to cook the brew with raisins and dried apricots. Raisins can provoke flatulence in a child, and dried apricots can cause allergies.
Note: Baby drinking is done without sugar, if necessary it can be replaced by fructose.
How to make dried fruit compote for babies
First of all, we note that it is impossible to boil, that is, to keep the already boiled drink on the fire for a long time - the dried fruits lose their useful qualities.
For more information on the topic here, is it worth it to breastfeed the baby with water.
Correctly dried fruit compote is prepared as follows:
- For the first compote take some dried apples. 20 years will suffice
- Dried fruits are well washed in water. Before that, you need to check that they are not covered with mold and that insects have not spoiled them.
- Pour dried fruits with a small amount of warm boiled water and let stand 10-20 minutes to swell.
- Heat 200 ml of drinking water to 80 ° C.
- Dried fruits poured into a thermos, and pour hot water. After 2 hours, you can cool and give the child.
If there is no thermos, you can take an enamel pot with a lid.
You can cook compote and on fire, in this case it is only brought to a boil and immediately turn off. Container with compote must be covered with a lid and allowed to infuse for 1 hour.
Tip: leave the unfinished drink for tomorrow is not worth it, and mom can drink it, and the baby needs to prepare a fresh batch.
Dried fruits can be stored for up to 2 years. However, it is better for babies to make compote from fresh supplies, and therefore it is preferable for the child to prepare dried fruit for compote himself. Make it easy, but in the quality of the product you will be sure.
Is it possible to give a child?
By itself, dried grapes benefit the body, but there are a number of reasons why mothers try not to give it to children (and especially babies):
- Baby can choke.
- Viscous berries are hard to chew, especially when a child has few teeth.
- Some types of raisins are chemically dried, which makes the product not too useful.
- Small shriveled fruits are difficult to wash off from contamination.
- The digestive system of infants is not able to digest raisins, as well as other dried fruits.
Does this mean that raisins are dangerous or harmful to children and should be excluded from the diet? Not at all. One and a half years old baby, who has already learned to chew food well, this product can be given in its pure form.
For infants who have not yet acquired milk teeth, dried grapes will also be useful. But in this case in the form of a decoction, compote and other tasty and healthy drink. So the product can be eaten by children.
Valuable properties of the child's body
Dried grapes preserve up to 100% of mineral substances and about 70% of vitamins.
In raisins, there are beneficial sugars (glucose and fructose), which give it an amazing taste and bring only benefit to the body without harming the tooth enamel.
The product contains many vitamins: B9, K, B3, B1, B5, E, B6. The rich mineral composition also deserves attention: manganese and phosphorus, fluorine and potassium, a lot of iron, selenium and sodium, zinc, etc. Potassium alone in 100 g of raisins contains up to 850 mg.
Due to this rich composition, this dried fruit:
- stimulates the protective functions of the body,
- improves skin condition
- strengthens nails, teeth and bones,
- promotes proper growth of the body
- helps brain development
- gives a calming effect
- promotes blood formation
- helps to get rid of iron deficiency anemia,
- improves the nervous system,
- improves mood,
- normalizes sleep
- promotes healthy digestion,
- gives a light laxative effect,
- nourishes with vitamins
- involved in the development of cardiac muscle,
- helps to cure viral infections.
This is not a complete list of useful properties of raisins. Broths from it can be given to healthy babies, and children with weakened immune systems, suffering from frequent colds, vegetative-vascular dystonia, bronchitis, with problems in the gastrointestinal tract.
From what age?
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Dried grapes can be given to a child who:
- has enough teeth
- different discipline and does not indulge in food,
- holds small items well
- chew food thoroughly.
During pampering, the baby can shove the raisin in the ear or nose, and the doctor will have to remove it.
Children over the age of 1.5-2 years can give dried grapes instead of sweets and other sweets, add it to porridge, cookies, cottage cheese pancakes, cheesecakes and other healthy dishes.
When choosing raisins for baby food, you must be picky and attentive.
- Processing method - only shadow drying (soyagi). This process does not imply the use of any chemicals. Raisins are dried in the shade outdoors.
- Berries should be large enough, without pits (varieties of raisins).
- Choose only matte dried fruit. Glossy shine says that grapes were treated with oils.
- On raisins preserved tails? Wonderful! In such dried fruits more nutrients.
- Buying raisins for the baby is better in the market, not in the store. Before buying, walk between the rows of shopping malls, consider the proposed product well: is there a lot of dirt on the berries, is there no mold or debris?
Contraindications and possible harm
Raisins have few contraindications in childhood.
- It should not be given to children with diabetes and some heart diseases.
- It is undesirable to include in the diet of a child prone to allergic reactions, diarrhea, bloating and flatulence.
- Ulcers on the oral mucosa, stomatitis are contraindicated.
Overeating can cause diarrhea, skin rashes and severe itching, flatulence and nausea in your child.
The stores offered a lot of ready-made food with the addition of dried grapes.
Compote under the brand "Agusha" with raisins, apples and dried apricots is popular. This healthy drink can be included in the diet of children older than 8 months; it is not intended for young infants. A box of drink costs about 50 rubles.
A similar drink is presented by the company "FrutoNyanya" - compote consists of water, raisins, apples and dried apricots. It is allowed to give children older than 3 years. It is also worth about 40 rubles.
Both drinks are poured into boxes of 200 or 500 ml, have a convenient plastic neck with a lid.
Even on sale you can find pots for children with raisins, for example, corn and wheat "Probio". There is also fruit puree, for example from PluoOrganic from raisins, apples and quinoa. But these are already elite products that cost about 400 rubles per package, which is expensive for the average parent.
In addition, porridge and mashed potatoes with raisins are much cheaper to cook yourself. Especially since it is not difficult.
Only from raisin
This useful drink diversifies the children's menu, and also strengthens the immune system of restlessness, helps to improve sleep, get rid of whims and irritability.
- 200 g of purified and washed raisins need to cook for 20 minutes in 1 liter of water.
- It is undesirable to add sugar, because the drink will turn out already sweet.
- Ready decoction, you must first strain and cool, and only then pour into a bottle or a bottle.
Broth should be given to the baby with caution - it gives a light laxative effect. But it helps to solve problems with the digestion of a child, cleans the intestines, and at the same time strengthens the immune system.
- It is necessary to pour 100 g of raisins and 100 g of prunes in 1 liter of water.
- Cook for 20 minutes, then cool and strain before serving to the baby.
This is an excellent tool that helps to recover from colds. The drink has a rich taste, pleasant color and satisfies hunger. This is especially important if, due to illness, the baby constantly wants to drink and refuses to breastfeed.
- It takes 20 minutes to boil 100 g of dried apricots and 100 g of raisins in 1 l of water.
- If it seems to you that the resulting broth has an over-saturated flavor, dilute it with boiled water.
What do parents say about the benefits and harms of raisins and compotes from it for kids?
Natalia. It is better to give raisins as a dessert after a meal. I cook from it myself and pockets, and mashed potatoes, and compotes. When you are too lazy to cook - just pour the berries with boiling water and wait for about 15 minutes - you get a tasty brew. Another daughter eats apple and carrot puree with raisins, cheesecakes and casseroles. I do not offer rolls with dried fruits. It seems to me that bakery products for children - too much.
Ruslana My child refuses to eat any dried fruit. From raisins in general it suits a tantrum - it screams that it got into the food. We manage without it, although it is a pity. Useful!
Useful properties of compotes
First of all, it is worth noting that in such a drink there are many vitamins. Compotes also contain trace elements that improve the functioning of the stomach and other systems. In the compote there are vitamins of groups A and B.
Speaking about whether it is possible to give a child compote, you should also pay attention to the fact that this drink contains a large amount of mineral components. For example, if a person periodically consumes such drinks from dried fruits, his body receives iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and many other necessary substances. In addition, this liquid dessert helps to strengthen the immune system. If you add compote prunes, you can quickly get rid of constipation.
Considering when you can give your child compote of dried fruit, you should pay attention to the fact that drinking is especially useful in hot weather, as it becomes a source of fluid that a small body quickly loses in the process of active games in the sun. Also, this treat contains fructose, so it becomes an excellent natural source of energy.
Some babies suffer from frequent diarrhea or constipation, as they often try green fruit or unwashed foods. Thanks to compotes made from fruit, you can get rid of intestinal irritation and remove unpleasant symptoms.
From what age can you give children compote
Any child needs liquid, but this sweet food should be introduced into the baby’s diet very carefully. Much depends on whether the baby has already been transferred to milk formulas or his mother still prefers breastfeeding. When determining the age at which children can be given compote, it is necessary to take into account environmental conditions (for example, air temperature), how active the child is, whether he has problems with digestion or other organs. Therefore, it is advisable to first consult with a specialist. Especially if the baby has a predisposition to allergies.
Speaking about the age at which you can give children compote, experts usually indicate the age of 6-7 months. It is during this period that babies are usually still on HB, but at the same time they begin to try other foods. If the child is already transferred to dry mixes, then the first time to prepare him compote a little earlier in 4-5 months.
Thus, considering when it is possible to give compote to a child under one year old, one must first of all take into account the mode of his current diet.
If a child tries such a treat for the first time, then it is better not to give him dried apricots or prunes at once. Also, do not give "mixes" of several varieties of fruit. It is recommended to cook a weak compote on dried apples. After cooking a treat, it is advisable to dilute it a little more with water.
If after the first ingestion of such nutrition, no negative reaction is observed in the child, then you can try using other dried fruits. However, it must be remembered that the plum has a laxative effect, and the pear, on the contrary, strengthens.
Any new product must be introduced into the diet of the crumbs very carefully, the same goes for drinking. First you need to give the baby only a teaspoon of compote and wait for a while. It is best to treat your child to drink in the morning. If by the evening there are no negative symptoms, then you can use the same drink the next day.
Gradually the portion increases. However, you need to constantly monitor the reaction of the baby. If he has started itching, his skin turns red or the child suffers from a clear discomfort, no more experimenting. It is better to show it to the doctor.
Features of fruit selection
First of all, the treat should be made from natural and high-quality products. If flavors or dyes are present in the compote, it will negatively affect his health. Having decided on how many months a child can be given compote, it is best to do the harvesting yourself by collecting fruit in the garden. In extreme cases, you can contact a trusted seller. But to buy ready-made dry compotes in the store is not recommended.
However, even if the parents themselves made blanks, you need to make sure that the fruits are not damaged and there is no mold on them. Components should not be too dry. It is best to pick up some apples or pears in the garden and dry them in the sun or in the oven. If you have to buy fruit in the store, then you should not buy too bright bulk apples. As a rule, they are treated with chemicals and wax to make them more appetizing.
Also, considering when you can give the child compote, you need to consider the storage characteristics of dried fruit. They can not be removed in a plastic or glass container. It is best to use for storage linen bags, which are stored in a dark and cool place.
Preparation of compotes for children at the beginning of feeding
Ready little fruit just pour water and boil. It is necessary to carry out the preparatory work. First of all, you need to wash the products and soak them for a while. Thanks to this, you can get rid of excess pollution. It is best to hold the dried fruit in warm water for about 15 minutes. After that, you need to bring to the boil the right amount of water and dip the soaked fruit in a saucepan.
It should be borne in mind that in the process of cooking dried apples, pears, etc., will significantly increase in volume. Therefore, usually 50 g of fruit is used not less than half a liter of water.
Many people think that it is best to make compote as long as possible so that all the components soften. However, experts do not recommend this. The fact is that then hot water will destroy all the useful components of the drink, and it will become completely useless. Therefore, boiling apples and pears costs about 30 minutes, and other fruits last 20 minutes longer. To make the compote more fragrant and softer after cooking, turn off the stove and insist on food for about an hour. When the compote has cooled, you need to strain it and offer the baby.
If we are talking about the first use of such a drink, it should be diluted with water in a ratio of 1 to 2. Sometimes after cooling down the compote, a precipitate forms at the bottom of the container. It should not be given to the child. You must use gauze or a sieve and clean the liquid.
Considering which compotes can be given to a child, first of all, it is preferable to give preference to these fruits. When using apples, it is not necessary to adhere to strict proportions of water and the dried fruits themselves. It is worth seeing what ratio the baby likes the most.
Apple compote is very easy to prepare. To do this, take only one apple (the variety is not important), wash it and peel it. After that, the product is poured with half a glass of water and cooked for 5 minutes. At the next stage, it is enough to cool the drink, strain it and give it to the child.
Dried apricots and prunes
If we talk about how much can be given to the child compote of these components, the doctors do not recommend preparing such treats before the baby is 5 months old. Candied fruits have a positive effect on the digestive system and like babies. In such compotes, you can also add a little raisins. However, to prepare such a treat for constipation is not worth it.
To boil dried apricots compote, you need no more than 100 g of the product. Candied washed with cold water and insist about five minutes. After that, it is recommended to cut the dried apricots into pieces and dip into boiling water. It is necessary to cook such a treat for 15 minutes.
If we are talking about prunes, then you need to insist on drinking a little longer. First, the dried fruits are soaked for 10 minutes, and after preparing the drink, the liquid should cool for at least another half an hour.
It is also important to remember that sugar is not added to such compotes. Drinking should be exclusively natural, without any additives.
Such compote is prepared very easily. At the same time kids love the taste of this candied fruit. It has numerous useful properties that are needed not only for children, but also for adults.
For cooking, you need to pour boiling water (just one liter) a few tablespoons of raisins. The resulting liquid is left overnight or boiled for no longer than 10 minutes. After this compote enough to strain and treat them to the baby.
A mixture of dried and fresh fruit
Such compote can be prepared for older children. This recipe includes several prunes, some dried apricots and slices of fresh pear and apple. Rinse all components thoroughly. Fresh fruit must be peeled. After that, the ingredients are sent to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
When the compote is ready, you need to insist 1 hour. After straining, you can offer a tasty drink crumbs.
Some mothers say that steaming only on fire fruits is not at all necessary. Very tasty compotes are obtained even if you use a regular thermos. To prepare the drink, it is enough to cut the apples into small slices and pour boiling water over it. This composition is infused in a thermos night. The next morning a cup of boiling water is added to the composition, and the whole mixture is sent to the pan and cooked for another 10 minutes.
It turns out very fragrant drink with soft and tasty apples. If the kid will like this treat, then next time you can diversify it a bit by adding candied fruits or other ingredients. Compotes are useful, they contain vitamins that are necessary for the growing body. Therefore, this drink is great in the period of feeding.