10 Summer Fruits That Babies and Toddlers Can Eat
Updated: Aug 17
It’s Summer time (in the Northern Hemisphere)! And this is a perfect time to get the whole family in on the fun of seasonal foods— babies and toddlers included. Not only do you get the best, most flavorful produce during this time of the year, but you’re able to support many local farmers and businesses. The abundance of fresh fruits and veggies in the summer make it incredibly easy to put together nutritious and tasty snacks and meals for your growing baby and toddler, as well as the entire family!
Not sure where to start? Read this post to the end to get my list with 10 Summer fruits that babies and toddlers can eat.
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Berries are generally in season from spring through summer, and some go into fall, but every state will have a slightly different berry season, so check your particular area. They vary in flavors, ranging from sweet, to tart, to bitter. Regardless of their taste, berries are a great addition to littles’ diet.
Why give it to your child: They’re a great source of fiber (which is good for digestion), as well as vitamin C and powerful antioxidants that help keep your tot’s immune system working properly. Since berries are a natural source of carbs, they make an excellent choice for something sweet for babies without added sugar.
How to serve them: Babies and toddlers can enjoy berries in a variety of ways. Berries are a great finger food when cut into sections, or slightly flattened to reduce the risk of choking. You can also mix mashed or pureed berries with unsweetened Greek yogurt for a tangy snack with some extra protein and calcium.
Avocados can be bought pretty much all year round in the store. It’s in season during Spring, Summer, and Winter. They are rich and creamy and go well with other great foods for babies and toddlers.
Why give it to your child: Avocado is an amazing first food for babies! It is an excellent source of "good" fats that are important nutrients for baby’s brain and physical development.
How to serve them: They are beyond easy to make into a puree, smashed into a chunky puree, sliced into a finger food and cut into a slice with an easy to grip handle for baby-led weaning. Click here to learn more about how to prepare and offer avocados to babies.
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