The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen  ‘The Dirty Dozen’ – What is it? What does it Mean for Your Baby? In terms of food produce, the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list - and the ‘Clean

Potato

Potato Many parents choose to delay introducing white potato into a baby’s diet to concentrate on more highly nutritious vegetables. White potato provides mostly starchy carbohydrate, and little in the

Strawberries

Strawberries It is particularly important to discuss the introduction of strawberries with your baby’s doctor or paediatrician, as strawberries are one of the foods with very high allergy risk. The

Plums & Prunes

Plums & Prunes Plums and prunes are two versions of the same fruit. Plums are the fresh version – prunes are dried plums. Many varieties of plum are available; all

Pear

Pear Delicate in flavour, gentle on the digestive system, pears make an ideal first food for baby at about 6 months of age. It is best to cook pears –

Mango

Mango Mango’s are a super-nutritious tropical fruit, and may be introduced into baby’s diet at around 10 months of age. However, as they belong to the cashew/pistachio group of plants, if

Peaches & Nectarines

Peaches & Nectarines Nectarines are, basically, a ‘fuzz-free’ variety of peach. They have identical nutritional value, and similar flavours, though nectarines may be redder in colour, smaller and more fragrant.

Melons

Melons There are many kinds of melon – some of the most popular being Cantaloupe and similar orange-fleshed varieties, due to increased nutritional values. All varieties are nutritious, and their delicate

Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit This delicately delicious fruit (also known as Chinese gooseberry) may be introduced into your baby’s diet at about 10 months. Kiwi fruit are not highly allergenic, though their slight

Grapes

Grapes Grapes are highly nutritious and may be introduced after 6 months of age. However, their skin and shape make them unsuitable for giving whole – this can present a