baby-eating-by-himself-babysitter-singaporeDuring the first year, there are a number of foods babysitter advise that your baby should not eat. Foods to avoid include:

  • Cow’s milk (including ice cream, yogurt, cheese, and any product that uses cow’s milk)
  • Peanuts and any products containing peanuts
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Popcorn
  • Hot dogs
  • Shellfish
  • Whole grapes

Introducing milk, peanuts, eggs or shellfish too early increases the chance that your baby will become allergic to the food. The older a baby is when she first tries a new food, the less likely she is to develop an allergy. If food allergies run in your family or if you suspect your baby is sensitive to certain foods, then you may want to hold off on peanuts and eggs until she is at least two years old. Avoid feeding honey to your infant because honey have a risk of carrying the botulism bacteria.

Although they don’t have allergic properties, babysitter added hot dogs, popcorn, and whole grapes to the list because they are a few of the worst choking hazards for babies until the age of one. Always remember to cut food into very small pieces before feeding anything to your baby.

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