Amazing Benefits Of Oranges For Babies

Orange is one of the healthy nutritious choices of fruits for your baby.

Updated: April 15, 2019

When to start giving solid foods to your babies is a big concern for most of the parents. If you are not sure about it then consult a pediatricians who can guide you on this. Generally they recommend to give solid foods to a healthy baby when he or she is about 5 months old.You need to take care of a lot of things once you start giving solid to your baby. Every parents worry about their baby's health and growth which is quite natural. Once your baby starts growing , you will be worried about many things related to his or her growth. Introducing the right solid of correct quantity is the top most thing that need to concern about. You may want to add some fruits and vegetables into the diet list, but have a good long thought before you decide to do so.

Orange is one of the healthy nutritious choices of fruits for your baby. But are oranges good for babies? You should always offer seasonal fruits to your baby as it is not only tasty but also packed with nutrients.

When Can Babies Eat Oranges?

You can introduce oranges to your baby after 12 months. baby's sensitive stomach may not tolerate the acidic nature of oranges. Your baby may get due to the high acidic nature of the fruit. Acid reflux  is also one of the symptoms in babies after eating oranges. Diaper rashes and rashes around the mouth and lips. All the babies does not show such symptoms. Anything in moderate quantity is fine for babies. Avoid giving oranges to your baby if she is having vomiting, wheezing, swelling, breathing troubles, watery eyes, diarrhea, or nausea. It is best to wait until she is 12 months old so that he can have it with out any problem and get the benefits from it. Babies are usually not sensitive to citric acid after one year. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before adding any new food to your baby's diet.

Health Benefits Of Oranges For Babies

  • Oranges are extremely beneficial for babies as they are packed with minerals and vitamins.
  • Oranges can help in improving the digestive system of your baby.
  • Fiber present in Oranges is good for digestion in babies. Orange helps helps babies in constipation. It also improves your baby's digestive system. You can also give it to your baby if he has constipation problem. It is highly recommended for babies because of it is rich in fibre. Give fresh orange juice mixed with water to your baby if he is suffering from diarrhea.
  • Oranges is rich in phosphate and calcium. Feed oranges to your baby to keep him away from diseases like rickets.
  • Orange is rich in Vitamin C, make your baby's immunity stronger and fight infections. Including orange in your baby's diet helps to keep common cold and cough at bay.

How To Serve Oranges To Babies?

Peel, section the orange, cut into pieces and take out the seeds. Take out the pulp and serve it to the baby. Avoid giving bigger pieces as there are chances of choking. Cut them into small pieces to avoid choking hazard. First taste the orange, if it is sweet then give it to your baby. Avoid giving orange juice or pulp that are available in the market as it contains preservatives and added sugar. They do not contain all the nutritional values like fresh orange juice. Feed the orange juice in a sipper to your baby so that he can have it easily.

Simple Orange Recipes For Babies

Orange Juicy Carrots

You will need:
1 carrot (peeled and diced)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup water

How to:
Add water, orange juice to carrots in a saucepan.
Steam carrots until tender.
Mash it if needed.
Add a pinch of cinnamon if you want.

Orange Baby Sherbet

You will need:
1 orange (peeled, de-seeded, cut)
1 cup apple juice

How to:
Blend orange in a blender.
Add apple juice in to this and blend again.
Pour into a glass and freeze for an hour.
Blend once again.

Orange Banana Mash
You will need:
1 banana (slices)
4tbsp orange juice
2tsp apple juice (unsweetened)
1tbsp olive oil

How to:
Take olive oil in a pan and keep it on medium heat.
Add banana slices and saute.
Add orange juice and apple juice.
Serve it to your baby.

Baby Orange Julius
You will need:
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup apple juice (unsweetened)
1/2 cup breast milk or baby formula
1tsp vanilla
a pinch of cinnamon

How to:
Mix all the ingredients.
Blend everything to get the juice.

Orange Dahl
You will need:
1/2 cup lentils
1/4 cup orange juice
1 1/4 cup water

How to:
Boil water into a pan and add lentils.
Cook it for 20 minutes.
Mix Orange juice and cinnamon.
Turn off the heat.
Blend all together in a blender and blend well.

Carrot Orange Puree
You will need:
1tbsp orange juice
½ cup carrots (peeled, chopped)

How to:
Steam or cook carrots until they become soft.
Add in orange juice and cinnamon powder. Blend well.