There’s no perfect schedule for when to introduce bread or toast to your baby. The Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gives the go-ahead for starting a variety of solid foods from around 6 months old — and bread can be included from this age.
What bread is safe for babies?
Sprouted whole grain breads are the best choice nutritionally, because they have limited preservatives like sugar and sodium, and they’re a better source of B vitamins (breads that have processed flour must be fortified with these in Canada and the US), magnesium, fibre, and protein.
Is Toast safe for babies?
Toast is safer for babies to chew than regular bread BUT you want to go for lightly toasted. If it’s too well done, it will be very crunchy, which doesn’t do well with your baby’s toothless mouth. It also becomes more likely for them to get off too big of a piece and potentially choke if it’s very crunchy.
How do I make bread for my baby?
Bread makes a super easy go-to when starting out with baby-led weaning. Simply cut or tear a slice of bread into bite-size pieces, place them on the high chair, and let your child pincer-grasp them to their mouth. (Again, to make bread less gummy, toast it first.)
Is peanut butter bad for babies?
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology recommends introducing peanut butter to your baby only after other solid foods have been fed to them safely, without any symptoms of allergies. This can happen between 6 and 8 months of age.
Can babies choke on toast?
Gary Ellis, of CE Safety, says: “White bread often forms large pasty textures in the back of your child’s throat and can very quickly become stuck, causing breathing difficulties and potentially choking.” Try lightly toasting bread and giving it to them in very small pieces instead.