know-when-your-baby-is-ready-to-eat-eggs: Eggs are excellent sources of protein. They are the powerhouse of nutrition. Often parents feed their children eggs because it is easy to feed and is rich in nutrients. But the thing to note is that eggs can be the main cause of food allergies in children. However, there is no reason not to feed your children eggs especially when they are ready to chew food. Which is usually between 4 and 6 months. It is good to introduce your children to allergic foods as soon as possible because delaying the introduction can increase the ability to develop allergies after childhood.
However according to older studies, experts advised parents to wait until the age of 2 to lay eggs. But there is no evidence for this recommendation in new studies. In fact, it is believed that after an age your child is introduced to a wide variety of foods, prepared to eat them, so that he can protect himself from food allergies in the future.
Introducing new foods to children
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you should give your child one new meal at a time and wait two-three days before starting another new meal. Actually, in these two-three days, you may come to know of any allergy. Most parents start with cereals, then start giving pure fruits and vegetables and protein (eggs).
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The right way to feed your baby eggs
Eggs are full of protein, iron and choline, thus it is an extra nutritional element in your child’s diet. Just make sure to cook the eggs properly to prevent any salmonella and other food borne diseases. It is best to boil the egg and then mash it. You can add mashed eggs to breast milk or powdered milk.
Another old advice was about giving only egg yolk to children because yolk does not have allergies. But this recommendation is no longer considered necessary.
How to know if your child is ready to eat eggs?
If your child is ready to eat solid food, that is, he is also ready for eggs. When your child starts to sit in a chair and starts grabbing heads, then it is time for solid foods.
Signs of egg allergy in young children
When you lay eggs to your children, they may show many signs and symptoms.
Swelling, rashes, hives and eczema
Sneezing and runny nose
Reddening of the eyes and watering
Vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea