Super Baby Food: Avocado
July 31st, 2011 17 Comments

Super Baby Food: Avocado

Avocado pictures (2 of 5)

(Note: I have cut the avocado in halves instead of length-wise because I feel that cutting it in halves minimizes the surface of the avocado exposed to air so it won’t turn brown as much. Keeping the seed will also help.)

When it comes to feeding Baby G, nutrition is the most important factor that I consider. Babies need a lot of brain food, or so-called “super food” for their ever-developing brain. One super baby food is avocado, which is recommended by a renowned pediatrician Dr. William Sears. Avocado ranks #1 on his top ten list of fruits for babies because the nutritional value of avocado nutrition is excellent for a baby’s growing development…

Avocado has a lot of nutrients, considering its unattractive bumpy exterior: protein, fiber, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, zinc, Omega 3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fat (aka “good” fat), and the list goes on. Avocado is also a fatty fruit and high in calories, hence a great fruit if your baby is under weight. It’s good for babies 6 months and above. For easy feeding, I always use a baby spoon to scrape the flesh of the avocado. It’s so convenient and most importantly, my baby loves it.

To choose avocado, always look for the ones with dark green skin, which indicates the ripeness of the avocado. Many people don’t know how to open an avocado (don’t peel the skin!), so I have provided the easy step-by-step below:

How to Open an Avocado (click the gallery above for the step-by-step):

  1. Cut the avocado in half, lengthwise around the seed. Cut deep until the knife touches the seed.
  2. Twist and pull the two halves apart.
  3. To remove the seed, stick the lower end of the knife into the seed. Twist the knife and the seed will pop out.
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  1. unkaleong says:

    Baby G and you are looking fine Bee ;)

  2. We are so fortunate to be living in an era of information. That explains why the kids today are getting smarter and smarter… :)

  3. Felix says:

    I like to call Avocado nature’s butter. This is the first time I’m seeing this variety. I’m used to larger avocados. Nice pics btw :-)

    • SPERONER says:

      Those smaller avocados are called Has avocados, I’ve heard that they are supposed to be better for you. They do taste better as well. They make the best guac.

  4. ZZ says:

    You mentioned about feeding your son porridge … could you share the recipe, pls? I introduced my son to the porridge past weekend and he didnt seem to enjoy it… I guess it wasn’t as tasty as sweet potato. Thanks.

  5. joey says:

    I like to feed this to my daughter too…and to myself, heehee :) Love avocados!

  6. momgateway says:

    Baby G is so precious!!!

  7. OMG 吕科, congratulations. I have missed you. Where are you working now?

  8. EE-Ching says:

    Yes avos are really good. Testimony: I fed my 3rd child plenty of avo when I migrated to Aussieland and for a 4 y.o now I can say she has an elephant’s memory and really clever at most things. So..hurrah for Avos!!

  9. SK says:

    You can get nice avocado at wulumuqi road in shanghai.. very fresh and good :)

  10. Hello, Great job! This is my first time i visit here. I discovered so numerous fascinating stuff in your weblog.

  11. Priya says:

    Thanks for the wonderful info about feeding avocados to babies and easy tips!! Cute n cheerful baby!!

  12. FrenHsi says:

    Do we need to steam / warm the avocado before give it to bb ? Or just give bb the raw avocado ?
    Understand that we gotta steam the apple / pear for bb between 6 – 8 months … thanks in advance. :)

  13. Marilyn says:

    Avocados will not turn brown as quickly if you leave the stone in place until you finish it.

  14. One of the best choices and nutritious food you can give to your baby.

  15. aisha says:

    Can I feed avacados to my 5 month old baby? I fed him apples, bananas, rice porridge and starting on pears now. He seems to love them. Thanks.

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