Organic Coconut Water:
Babies 6 + months
2-3 tsp. coconut water and slowly increase the quantity
Coconut Water (as well as all other juices) should always be served to your baby in a cup, never a bottle.
Coconut water is a near perfect drink as it contains plenty of minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus and Vitamins B complex and C.
Start with 2-3 teaspoons and slowly increase the quantity. Make sure you use a tender green coconut instead of those in which the skin has turned brown.
Coconut water is ideal in preventing dehydration, especially when children get diarrhea. It replenishes the natural salts lost by the body. In the hot summer months, when your toddler is thirsty, coconut water is much more beneficial than packaged fruit juices and aerated drinks, which only contains empty calories.
Babies 6 + months
1 cup chopped apples
1 cup water
Boil the chopped apples in water for about two minutes. Strain through a sieve. Serve cooled in summer or lukewarm in winter.
You can also add carrots to this recipe to get a delicious carrot and apple punch.
Apple juice (as well as all other juices) should always be served to your baby in a cup, never a bottle.
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks
Mint Leaf Tea:
Teas are suitable for (After 6 months)
1 mint teabag or 1 heaping teaspoon loose-leaf mint tea or dried mint leaves
2-3 oz. (about 250 ml) water, brought just to the boil
Optional additions to taste, such as honey, lemon, or mint
Add the teabag or loose-leaf tea to your favorite cup or mug.
Cool the just-boiled water slightly and then add to your cup.
Let your mint tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes
Remove the teabag or loose tea leaves.
Optional – Add extras, like sweetener, lemon, or mint, if you wish
and there you have it!
IMPORTANT: The information given here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. Please discuss the introduction of any new foods or drinks with your baby’s doctor.
Giving baby juice before 6 months of age:
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the UK Foods Standards Agency state that you should not give your baby juice before he is at least 6 months of age.
Up to this stage, your baby is getting all the nutrients he needs for healthy growth and development from breastmilk/formula. Feeding baby juice can make him feel full and cause him to accept less milk, which will deprive him of these essential nutrients.
* Please discuss the introduction of any new foods or drinks with your baby’s doctor.
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