Spinach may be introduced in moderation as soon as your baby is ready to start solids, which is typically around 6 months of age. Importantly, spinach (and especially raw spinach) contains high levels of nitrates, which if consumed too regularly, can negatively affect oxygen levels in baby’s blood.
When can I give my baby leafy greens?
Like spinach, kale also contains nitrates, which if consumed to regularly, can negatively affect oxygen levels in your baby’s blood. For this reason some doctors suggest waiting until your baby is 12 months old to introduce leafy greens (along with beets and other veggies high in nitrates).
What leafy greens can baby eat?
Tender spinach is a fabulous option for infants, but other leafy greens like kale, chard and collards can be cooked down into a healthy puree.
How do you feed baby leafy greens?
Here are my top 5 ways to boost your baby’s leafy greens without opening up a jar of baby food: Frittatas–finely chop up fresh greens and whip them into eggs before baking. We like frittatas baked in muffin cups, a perfect size for little hands. Soups–spinach wilts down rather quickly due to it’s high water content.
What is the difference between spinach and baby spinach?
Baby spinach is just young spinach (Spinacia oleracea) that farmers harvest during the early stages of plant growth, generally between 15 and 35 days after planting. The smaller leaves are more tender and have a sweeter flavor than mature spinach. Spinach has been around for quite some time.
Does spinach make babies constipated?
Spinach is loaded with fiber and vitamins that help make your baby’s poop easier to pass. Try blending up some fresh spinach in a fruit smoothie for both of you!
What vegetable should baby eat first?
1. Carrot Puree. With a sweet taste and smooth consistency, pureed carrots are typically one of the most well-accepted first baby foods from 4–6 months of age. High in beta-carotene (which turns into vitamin A in the body), carrots help keep little eyes healthy.