Martes, Enero 12, 2016

My Personal Experienced on How to Introduce Fruits to my ZD Bear




I'm a first time mom, and I would like to share with you on how I introduced fruits to my ZD bear.
My Zd bear is a picky eater, he loves to eat if he likes  the foods. Like you, it's tough for me to find what is the right food to give my Zd. But, as long as I can I want him to eat a healthy food just for him to maintain his daily diets.

My Zd bear started eating cereal when he was 4 months old. I tried the grilled rice with monggo and its really good for him. We know that four to six months old are the best time to start or introduce the solid foods for our child, it's because their digestive system can ready and handle solids.  But every child is unique and different I can't tell that your child also can start to solid foods as early as four months old like my ZD.

Zd's first fruit was the Canistel fruit. We have this fruit in our province when Zd was 4 months old. I still remember when I was still pregnant, every morning I walk along the farm and I always stare this Canistel fruit tree standing beside the road bearing the color yellow fruit that I really wanted to collect them all. If I were not a pregnant I'm sure I climbed it already and harvest all the fruits of
Canistel hahah!

Canistel Fruit (this photo was  taken last 2014)

What is Canistel fruit? 
According to the wikipedia, the canistel grows up to 10 meters (33 ft) high, and produces orange-yellow fruit, also called yellow sapote, up to 7 centimeters (2.8 in) long, which are edible raw. Canistel flesh is sweet, with a texture often compared to that of a hard-boiled egg yolk, hence its colloquial name "eggfruit"

Nutritional Value:
Canistels are rich in niacin and carotene and have a fair amount of ascorbic acid. 100 g. of edible fruit contains 138 calories, 2 g protein, .13 g. fat, .10 g fiber and 36.69g carbohydrates. It also yields 26.5 mg calcium, 37.3 mg phosphorus, 32 mg carotene, 3.7 mg niacin and 58.1 mg vitamin C.

Here are some tips on how to introduce fruits to your child.

1. Let him/her taste
When my Zd is four months old, I let him taste all kinds of the fruits that we have in the house. The first fruit he tasted was the Canistel fruit. And I don't know if you're familiar on that fruit and he likes it. Second was mango and ponkan. I noticed that my Zd likes the fruits, specially those juicy fruits like mango, orange, water melon, pineapple and so forth through the reaction of his face and it's very exciting.



2. Give him  at least one fruit a day
Everyday I gave at-least one fruit a day for my ZD, why one? My reason is because sometimes my Zd bear has an allergic of some watery fruits so I tried the other one. Second, ayaw kong halo-halo ang kinakain nya na fruits a day and will cause him a stomach ache. 

And as long as I can it is better to give my child at least 1 piece of fruit instead of giving him a candy, a biscuit, Ice cream. It's more healthy than that.

ZD bear loves the Grapes

3. Bring him on the fruit-stand
Every time I buy fruits I want to buy with my Zd and let him choose what he want and let him pick. And I discover that my Zd enjoys the fruits and he is excited. Bringing your child to the fruit stand since we don't have a fruit tree here in the city helps the child to explore and 
get to know about more fruits. 

The Papaya


4. Learning while enjoying the fruits
While my Zd's  enjoying the fruits he is learning too. I involved him in preparation and during the presentation I teach him  the name of the fruits, the colors, the shapes and the taste of the fruits.  

The Apple
5. Don't force your kid to eat that so
Some kids are fussy with fruits and some are not. Moms may worry if their child will not to eat fruits or veggies from time to time.  But don't worry its not harmful. In the right time your kid will eat that fruit also. Don't force them to eat because it will cause them to hate the fruits but try to encourage them as well.

Banana while talking to his papa
Before giving your child the fruits make sure it's clean, wash all the fruits. Guide your kid to reduce the risk of choking. 

Fruits offer our child a variety of vitamins such as folic acids and Vitamins C. The benefits of eating fruits also it helps our kid to reduce the risk of cancers and heart disease. 

Introducing fruits to your kids is like introducing vegetables also. Sometimes its tough but the best way that we can is to enjoy the fruits as a daily part of our whole family's diet. 

Happy Kiddo!
So what are your child's favorite fruits? 
I am excited to share it below momies :)
Thank you and have a nice day!

34 (na) komento:

  1. Great tips and learnings from a mom's personal experience! Thanks for sharing! :)

    TumugonBurahin
  2. Ang galing ni bagets kumain ng fruits! My kids love bananas though I will always let them try other fruits. They don't really like oranges that much.

    TumugonBurahin
  3. This is a great tip. My son loves fruits too. He doesn't eat much on rice but he doesn't say NO to fruits and veges.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. wow ang galing naman, it's okay kasi kumakain pala sya ng vegies and fruits. much better.

      Burahin
  4. I have never heard of that canistel fruit before hehe. My son loves bananas, apples, oranges, and raisins.

    TumugonBurahin
  5. Great tips! My boys only eat mango, grapes and banana because I didn't let them enjoy other fruits. Sayang! Now with our little 6-month old, I plan to do just like what you're doing to your Zd. I will let him have his taste of different fruits. Thanks again!

    TumugonBurahin
  6. is that chesa? waah I am not fond of the taste! masyadong tasty..

    here in my house naman, they need to eat whatever is on the table.. prutas pa yan o kung ano man. Strict mom ako eh

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yes sis it's Chesa, mas maganda yan sis ako nga din eh strict din ako hahah.

      Burahin
  7. Great tips. My eldest is fond of fruits but my youngest is (surprisingly) allergic to some. Medyo weird. that's why I'm careful din in choosing what fruits to give them.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yeah some of fruits talaga ganun ang effect sa kids pero pag lumaki na daw sila mawawala din naman daw yang allergy.

      Burahin
  8. Wow I didn't know there was such a fruit (Canistel I mean)

    TumugonBurahin
  9. Bunny's derma actually recommended 1 fruit per 3-5 days so that we can see if she has an allergic reaction. :) Sometimes daw kasi 1 day lang hindi masyado pa nagmamanifest

    TumugonBurahin
  10. My kids love fruits too, apples, oranges, pears, papaya :) though be careful with "seedless" grapes as some might not be really seedless, serve them vertically chopped in the middle just to be sure :)

    TumugonBurahin
  11. I didn't know there was a fruit cake canistel! Cool! When it comes to fruits, my son is a rabid eater din as in. He's our resident fruitarian!

    TumugonBurahin
  12. We have a Canistrel tree at home although we call it "chesa." I know that it is a seasonal fruit but our seem to have fruits all year round. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  13. Hehe zd the fruit lover! I love the new look of your blog so clean sis!

    TumugonBurahin
  14. Honestly, I've never tried this fruit before. I love the fact that you make sure your baby eats fruits everyday! I try to do that with my twins too.

    TumugonBurahin
  15. Ah, I hate how my youngest seems to not eat his fruits and veggies, thanks for the tips here sis! :)

    TumugonBurahin
  16. This is a good start to introduce healthy desserts sans the artificial sugar.

    TumugonBurahin
  17. My son also like fruits when he was in toddler years, now madalang na. Banana na lang lagi kinakain. :(

    TumugonBurahin
  18. My little kulit loves banana, papaya, watermelon and mangoes.

    TumugonBurahin
  19. ahahahaha ang cute ng baby mo! awesome tip para sa mga mommy na may baby! :)

    TumugonBurahin
  20. Never heard about that fruit. Good job kay baby lalaki syang healthy!

    TumugonBurahin
  21. Awesome job Sis! This kind of experience is something great and unforgettable. ZD is super cute!:)
    www.sweetcuisinera.com

    TumugonBurahin
  22. Ang galing ni baby, looking at the grapes sis, it's better to cut in half to be safe. May nabasa kasi ako na article na na choke yung toddler dahil sa grapes.

    TumugonBurahin
  23. Nakakatuwa naman baby mo. My son is loving fruits now. Ang hindi lang nya alam kainin ang citrus fruits. He doesn't like swallowing the pulps. Haha.

    TumugonBurahin
  24. Great job Mommy for finding a way to get your child to eat fruit and get him involve in the learning process while making it fun as well.

    TumugonBurahin
  25. Hala, I dont know what a canistel is haha. I live in baguio so some fruits dont grow here. we do have strawberries, berries, and oranges though

    TumugonBurahin
  26. Canistel is the same as chesa?
    Matthew's first fruit is banana. It was recommended by his pedia. He loves it and until now it is his one of favorite fruits.

    TumugonBurahin
  27. I started feeding my lo 6 months na, ebf muna for 6 mos sabi ni pedia. :) Great tips though! Be careful lang in feeding grapes, best daw is sliced so they don't choke.

    TumugonBurahin