Is kiwi fruit safe for babies?

Kiwi is one of the highly nutritious fruits contains numerous health benefits.

Updated: April 12, 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.

When To Introduce Kiwi To A Baby?

Yes, you can definitely feed kiwi to your baby but once she completes eight months because of its acidic nature.  Kiwi is one of the highly nutritious fruits contains numerous health benefits. Avoid giving If your baby has shown any food allergies or mouth rashes. The fruit is generally not a high allergy risk.

Health Benefits Of Kiwi For Babies

  • Kiwis are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, fiber, folate, and antioxidants.
  • Kiwi is rich in Vitamin C, make your baby's immunity stronger and fight infections. Including kiwi in your baby's diet helps increasing iron absorption from other foods, and healing wounds.
  • Fiber present in kiwi is good for digestion in babies. Kiwi provides relief from 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 recomended for babies because of it is rich in fibre. It offers 16% of the RDA for fiber.
  • Kiwi is rich in phytonutrients, which repair DNA, and acts as an antioxidant.
  • Kiwi helps reduces blood clot risk in later stages of life, prevents asthma and used as blood thinner.
  • Kiwis are also packed with calcium, iron, chromium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.
  • Kiwi provides Vitamin E and folic acid.

When To Avoid Offering Kiwis For Baby?

Avoid giving if your baby get mouth rashes after eating  kiwi. Some babies shows allergic reactions papaya, latex, sesame seeds, and pineapple, orange, raspberry, and strawberry. It may irritate the skin around your baby’s mouth when she eats it but its not harmful. Symptoms may appear like sore mouth, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or vomiting after eating kiwi. Give kiwi to your baby only in moderate quantity. If she is fine with it,then you may increase the amount.  Consult your doctor before introducing any new food to your baby.

How To Choose And Store Kiwis For Babies?

Kiwi does not get contaminated due to pesticides but choosing organic kiwi is always good for your baby. Do not buy kiwi with bruised skin, have visible indentations, are squisher-softer, or have damp spots. You can check the sweetness of the fruit by pressing it gently. Kiwis can be stored for 3 to 4 weeks in a refrigerator.

Fresh Kiwi Recipes For Babies

Kiwi Puree
1 ripe kiwi

How To:
Peel the kiwi.
Blend or puree it in a blender.

Kiwi and banana Puree
Kiwi and banana puree is a good combination food for your baby due to its acidic nature.

1 ripe kiwi
1 banana

How To:
Peel and cut both the fruits.
Blend or puree it in a blender.

Kiwi Salad
1 kiwi
1 pear
1 small banana

How To:
Peel and chop the fruits and keep them.
Add crushed oats with it.
Add little yogurt on top.
You can blend them all to make puree if your baby is less than a year old.

Kiwi, Avocado and Mango Puree

2 ripe kiwis
1 small ripe mango
1 ripe avocado

How To:
Peel and chop the fruits.
Mix all the fruits and blend them together to make the puree.

Creamy Kiwi
1 ripe kiwi
1/2 cup natural yogurt
1 drop vanilla extract

How To:
Peel and chop the kiwi.
Mix everything together.
Blend them together to make the puree.

Kiwi Stew
3-4 ripe kiwis
1/2 cup apple juice or grape juice

How To:
Peel and chop the kiwi.
Mix apple juice in a saucepan.
Keep it on low flame for 10 to 15 minutes until kiwi turns soft.
Blend it to make the puree.

Tropical Oats
1 ripe kiwi fruit
1 banana
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup rolled oats
Little water

How To:
Boil the water and apple juice together in a pan.
Add peeled and chopped kiwi in the pan.
Add oats in it, mix well.
Cook for ten minutes in the low flame.
Mash the banana and add in this.
Serve your baby.