Eggs for Babies and Children
Frequently Asked Questions
When Should You Give Eggs to Your Baby?
It is recommended to introduce whole egg into your child’s diet in the first year of their life - around six months of age, but not before four months.
What Are Some Benefits of Feeding Eggs To Your Child?
Eggs contain choline - a nutrient that contributes to healthy brain development, among other things.
Eggs are a great source of iron, protein, essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D, E, and B12. Eaten as a high-protein breakfast, they can boost a child’s satiety levels and reduce hunger throughout the busy school day.
How Do You Know if Your Child is Allergic to Egg?
To avoid any complications, you can try introducing cooked egg into your child’s diet slowly to monitor for potential reactions. This should be done in consultation with your health care professional.
How Should You Serve Eggs to Your Child?
Pureeing or mashing a hard-boiled or scrambled egg, ensuring the texture is appropriate for your child’s stage of development. Avoid adding salt or other condiments and keep eggs plain to start with.