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I have always given banana as a first food. And it is usually the base of the smoothies I give my children. I had read the article about not giving startches to infants, but never thought about a banana being a starch until NOW. What are your thoughts? Is a banana too much of a stratch to give to children? And at what age it is OK to give a starch to a child?
Thanks for ANY info on this!
My daughter is almost 20 months old and she eats bananas. She also eats carrots, yams, grapes, among other raw fruits and vegetables. I'm just now trying to get her to eat greens (salad) now. I have had the same concern with starches/carbohydrates that basically turn to sugar in the body. Diabetes runs rampant in my family. I hope you get an answer and we can all become better informed!
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As long as the banana is well-ripened (colored with lots of brown spots and no green) it is a wonderful food for children. It was the first food of several of my babies.
Dr. Joel Robbins, on the tape Children and the Hallelujah Diet (I think that's the name), says that you shouldn't give starch from grains to children until they are at least two.
Yes, like Allison wrote, the starches get released the more spotted they are, then it turns into a simple sugar. Have you ever eaten an underripe banana (still a little green?) and got a belly ache?
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Yet, that's the first thing most parents give and are advised to give (boxed rice cereal)...wow. The things I wish I'd known when my kids were infants
Originally Posted by Allison
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You are doing fine, banana are considered a frist fruit for children, following the guidance provided by the others. Here is a link that may assist you:
Remember you are doing fine, we all have bunps in the road and have to get past them, but stay the course and feeling the blessings
Bananas are wonderful
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Thanks SO MUCH! I didn't realize the starches were realized as they browned. Those are the best (and least expensive) kind! LOL! Oh good! My poor baby has been begging for bananas for three days now. I told her to wait till momma got her answer. OH, she will be so happy! She has been eating bananas since 6 months old. LOL!
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Originally Posted by Mieke Benton
And, yes, ripe bananas were / are my LIttle Ones favourites too.
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bananas are my most favorite fruit. but i dare to say that i love them GREEN. well, slightly green. when they start to get spots i usually throw them out. gross. my kids are the same way too. funny.
oh - and my 13 month old will eat any fruit. and she LOVES avocados. yumm.
Don't throw out the spotties! Even if you don't like to eat them that way, peel, freeze in ziploc bags and use for smoothies or banana ice cream. If you have a dehydrator, slice 'em up and dry them for a tasty lil' treat (really good with almond butter!)
Originally Posted by heather
bananas are wonderful, another great treat/food for babies are mashed daterolls and avocados, mashed bananeas and avocados, avocados mashed with a dust of dulse, spirulina and kelp powder pour in a tbs of flax or coconut oil mix well till you have a smooth baby food texture and serve deliciously.
Creamed veggies are great too like blended tomatoes or spinach with 1/2 avocado and a little dulse. Not too much dulse and ensure you also add kelp powder to these savory foods to increase their dietry supply until they are able to take these in tonic formula like msm etc.
plenty fruit smoothies will enhance your meals as well, dont leave out blended peaches, berries, papaya, mango with some soaked dates to add a little niceness and serve. Only ripen fruits please that way you absorb more enzymes and nutrients and less of the starches.
I think very ripe banana's are a perfect first food choice.
I like them very ripe cause they taste a lot better, softer, easier to digest. Especially in recipe's.
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is spirulina safe for toddlers to eat ?
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