Carrot Water for babies | When can I give carrot to my baby ?

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Carrots are the common first food for babies. Rich in beta-carotenes and also easy to digest. When you start weaning for babies, always start with liquids and then gradually move to fluids and purees.

Warning: Mother’s milk is sufficient for babies till 6 months. Think twice and discuss with your Pediatrician before starting other food!

Carrot Water for babies Recipe – Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 12 mins
Makes : 1/2 Cup | Suits: 4+ Months babies

Carrot – 1
Water – 1 cup

Preparation

1.Take a carrot and wash well. Cut head and tail part and peel off the skin.2.Grate it using grater. In a pan, add a cup of water.3.Once water boils, add carrot and cook covered in medium flame for 10 mins. Switch off the stove.
4.Let it sit for 5 more mins away from stove. Then strain the carrot water. Press well with spoon to extract all drops.                  Feed warm..

Tips/Tricks

  • Give this dilute carrot water when you start introducing carrot to baby. After 1 week, make it thick by grinding the cooked carrot along with water in mixie and then straining .. Then after 1 week, carrot puree(without straining) can be given.
  • Add a drop of ghee for additional fat and flavor.
  • Salt is not recommended for babies below 1 year.

Nutritional Benefits

Carrot – Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Fiber, Vitamins A & C

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