It is best not to feed your baby any spicy food until the age of 8 months. The best thing to do is wait until your child is old enough to digest the spices. While introducing a spice into your child’s diet, make sure you do it one at a time with a break of a couple of days before you introduce another.
Spacing out these new elements will help you check for allergies or rashes towards certain foods while giving your baby appropriate time to relish the new taste. Avoid introducing hard spices into your child’s diet until they reach the age of one.
Use minimal amounts of spices in each try, as overdoing it might lead to a bad tummy. Mix these spices in the regular food that your child eats to bring out the essence of the mouth-watering taste. Adding spices to your child’s diet can help you reduce the use of salt in dishes. Since spices have natural contents of salt, you can avoid adding an extra bit of processed salt.
Here are a few delicious food items that you can mix a tinge of spices too.
Along with the normal kheer, you can add crushed powders of cinnamon, cardamom or nutmeg. While giving your child the needed milk content and rice, you will be introducing the subtle taste of these spices.
While making your lentil soup add a powdered form of mustard, fennel, cumin, or turmeric to your simple recipe. Mix this with semi-mashed rice. Feeding this to your child can give them the essential nutrients early in life.
Add a tinge of mint paste in your child’s yogurt, and watch them relish the taste of this refreshing spice.
You can make pancakes while smearing a layer of strawberry and mint jam on it. The tangy taste is sure to intrigue your child.
5. Jeera water
Cumin water is known to clear out a bad tummy. Your child will enjoy the refreshing taste of the spiced water.