Apple water is the best first liquid to babies. It is both nutritious and easily digestible. It is the best laxative too. This is the first liquid that I introduced to my baby, as per my Pediatrician’s advice.
When you start weaning, constipation is very common among babies. Apple water is the best remedy for that. Whenever the baby is constipated, giving warm apple water once or twice a day(as required), eases babies stool.
When introducing apple for the first time to baby, start with this apple water. Once accustomed(in 1 or 2 days), you shall move to Boiled Apple Puree(Click here).
Apple Water Recipe – Ingredients
Apple – 1 piece
Water – 1/4 cup
1.Wash an apple, cut and take a piece. Peel the skin if it’s not an organic apple. Cut out the center part as shown below.2.Grate the apple and keep ready. In a pan add water and let it boil.3.Once it nicely bubbles, add grated apple, simmer and cook for just 1 minute. Switch off the stove.4.Keep the pan covered for 10 mins. Open and strain the apple water.5.Press it with spoon so that all drops are extracted. Feed immediately. Feed it to baby using sangu(as shown in pic below) or small spoon. Sangu is not required for 5+ months babies as you can make them to sit in your lap and feed with a spoon..
- Do not add any sweetener. Neither sweet nor salt is recommended for babies below 1 year of age.
- Warning! Mother’s milk is sufficient for babies till 6 months. Think twice and discuss with your Pediatrician before starting other food!
Apple – Fiber, Vitamins A,B,C & K, Omega 3&6 fatty acids, Potassium and other minerals