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Can I give Biscuits to my baby? When to give biscuits?

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Can I give biscuits to my baby constipation age safe healthy recipes

Mix parle-g with water and serve your hungry baby. Have you heard this over time? Have you ever followed this? We have given you a brief explanation to understand what’s best.

What goes into biscuits?

Can I give biscuits to my baby constipation age safe healthy recipes

Generally, Biscuit is processed food that is made using refined flour(maida), vegetable fats(dalda, etc), excess sugar, salt, raising agents, milk solids, added flavors, preservatives, emulsifiers, and few more chemicals.

Can I give Biscuits to my baby? When to give biscuits?

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The above list is the whole reason why you SHOULD not give Biscuits to babies.

  1. Maida – Carcinogenic and babies cannot digest it, contains no fiber or nutrition. This can be a major reason for constipation in babies. Maida as such does not have any nutritional value but does have plenty of calories and can cause obesity in kids.
  2. Vegetable Fats – Vegetable Oils or hydrogenated vegetable fats are the most used in biscuits for they being cheap than butter.
  3. Salt or Sugar – Salt and sugar are best avoided for babies until a year. Salt is high in sodium, is not required for babies as they get enough of it from the breast milk. Consumption of high amounts of sodium can damage the baby’s kidneys. Sugar, processed food, contains sulphur which is again not good for babies and consuming any form of sugar can make them get addicted to it and hyperactive too. Babies who consume a high amount of sugar can get obese and sleepless too.
  4. Milk Solids – Formula milk or breast milk are the only options for babies until a year. Cow’s milk contains a high amount of proteins which can cause lactose intolerance or digestion issues or damage their kidneys. Check our detailed video on Cows milk for babies.
  5.  Added Flavors – These added chemicals make it too addictive for one to resist and always ask for more. They may play a role in increasing hyperactive behavior among young children. This can cause us to eat more, gain more weight, and have a harder time digesting the real sugars that our bodies need.
  6. Preservatives & Other Chemicals – To increase shelf life and varied other chemicals pose a threat to kids’ immunity. The more chemicals into our system the weakened we are. Preservatives can cause a problem with young children like hyperactive behavior. This problem is also measured by parental and objective reporting
  7.  Junk filled Lifestyle – Biscuits, when not homemade is just another junk food, which will fill your baby’s small stomach and then avoid all other healthy food. If you feel good that at least something is going into your baby’s body, you rather don’t feed as this contains zero nutrition but mere few calories.

What else is suggested?

Can I give biscuits to my baby constipation age safe healthy recipes

Homemade Biscuits made of whole wheat, millets or multigrain without adding sugar or salt for babies till a year are best. Here, we are sharing the links to recipes that are already there on our channel or blog. You can customize it according to the baby’s age and liking.

Below are a few recipes of cookies and all snacks on our blog that you can try:

  1. Multigrain cookies 
  2. Sesame Seed cookies
  3. Paneer Crackers
  4. Oats & Ragi Muffins
  5. Snack Recipes

Video: Can I give Biscuits to my baby?  When to give biscuits?

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We were earlier selling Cookies at our TOTS AND MOMS FOODS. Let us know if interested and we shall start with a variety or two, to begin with. We shall be posting recipes for Biscuits so keep a tab on this channel.

As I always recommend, we can build a healthy habit by eating healthy along with our babies or kids. Traditional laddu, chikki, etc or easy finger foods can be a great option for snack time. Biscuits are not mandatory foods. Kids would also love to eat our traditional foods and snacks when we offer them with love. We as a family first learn to be proud of our food, for them to be so.

Do also check our Finger Food recipe link for more finger food ideas for babies and kids.

Can I give biscuits to my baby constipation age safe healthy recipes

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