Fruit is a nutritious and healthy \”snack\” that every baby likes to eat. However, you also need to be careful when eating fruits. Each type of fruit has different nutritional value and naturally brings different benefits to your baby. Parents all know that fruits contain a lot of water and vitamins and are very suitable for babies to eat in winter. But did you know that excessive consumption of some fruits can become a \”devil\” that is harmful to your baby\’s health? So, how should babies eat fruits in winter? Excessive consumption of apples may threaten your baby\’s health ● You know: the fiber in apples can promote baby\’s growth and development; zinc can enhance memory; and eating apple puree after heating is a good remedy for baby\’s indigestion. ● What you don’t know: Apples are rich in sugar and potassium salts. Excessive intake is not good for heart and kidney health. Do not feed your baby too much. Sydney ● You know: In autumn and winter, the climate is cold and dry, and babies are particularly susceptible to colds and coughs. At this time, mothers can make pear porridge for babies to drink, or stew pears with rock sugar in water to drink, because pears are cold in nature and can moisturize the lungs. Produces fluid, clears lung heat, thereby relieving cough and eliminating phlegm. ● What you don’t know: If your baby is suffering from diarrhea, eating pears will only aggravate the condition, so be careful when eating. Orange● You know: Oranges taste good and are easy to eat, especially easy to win the love of babies. Especially when babies suffer from acute and chronic bronchitis in winter, eating some citrus can dredge the meridians and eliminate phlegm accumulation, so it is helpful for treatment. ● What you don’t know: Although oranges are delicious, eating too much can make babies get angry and easily cause constipation. Give your baby about 1 tangerine a day (depending on the size of the tangerine) and then stop. In addition, when feeding oranges to babies, it is recommended not to peel off the orange veins because the orange veins can neutralize the heat of the orange pulp. Banana● You know: Banana is one of the fruits that mothers often give to their babies. It is easy to peel and handle, has sweet and glutinous flesh, and can moisten the intestines and relieve constipation. It is usually a favorite of babies. ● What you don’t know: It’s not advisable for babies to eat too many bananas in a short period of time, especially those with weak spleen and stomach. Otherwise, adverse reactions such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur. Generally speaking, for babies who don’t have a large appetite, just eat one stick a day, which can be divided into two times a day. Persimmon● You know: Persimmons with good-looking appearance are also addictive for babies. Persimmons contain a large amount of vitamins A, C and tannic acid, which are rich in nutrients and have the functions of lowering blood pressure and stopping bleeding, clearing away heat and smoothing the intestines, moistening the lungs and promoting fluid production. ●What you don’t know: Persimmon is a cold fruit. Compared with adults, babies have weaker gastrointestinal tracts and should not eat more. 4 things to pay attention to when eating fruits for babies in winter 1: Prefer seasonal fruits. Nowadays, the cultivation technology and preservation methods of fruits are becoming more and more advanced. There are more and more types of fruits available in winter, but some fruits will lose a lot due to being stored for too long. of nutrients. Therefore, when choosing fruits for your baby, you must first consider the fruits in season. Don’t buy too much at a time to prevent the fruit from getting moldy or storing it for a long time; choose fresh fruits with a shiny surface and no mold spots. Tip 2: Eat an appropriate amount of fruit. Since babies have a small stomach capacity, eating too much fruit will affect their ability to drink milk and eat food, resulting in insufficient intake of energy and nutrients, which will not meet the baby\’s needs and affect their growth and development. Give an exampleExample: An apple VS a small bowl of rice ❖ Apple: When the baby eats an apple, he will already feel full, but he can only obtain 80 kcal of energy. ❖ Rice: When the baby eats a small bowl of rice, he has obtained 150 kcal of energy. Even though fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, babies still need more protein, fat, and carbohydrates to grow, which fruits do not have. Therefore, under a normal diet, eating fruit for your baby in winter can replenish water and vitamins, but it must be in moderation. Do not give your baby more than three fruits a day. Babies aged 1-3 years old should only eat 100-150 grams of fruit every day, but not too much. TIPS: Everyone knows that fruits cannot be used instead of vegetables. Compared with fruits, vegetables are far inferior to fruits in terms of texture and taste. Because fruits contain fructose, they have a delicious sweetness. Moreover, the flesh is delicate and contains juice, and it is easy to eat. for digestion and absorption. Therefore, some doting elders often let the baby eat more fruits when the baby does not like to eat vegetables, thinking that this can make up for the damage caused to the body by not eating vegetables. However, this replacement of fruits and vegetables is not scientific. Tip 3: Eat fruits 1 hour before meals. Whether before or after meals, fruits should be eaten more than 1 hour before the baby eats, or it is also suitable to eat fruits during this period after nap. Because: ❖Don’t affect the meal. The baby’s stomach capacity is still relatively small. Eating fruits when eating will take up a certain amount of space and affect the intake of nutrients during the meal. ❖ It is not advisable to eat fruit immediately after a meal. Eat fruit immediately after a meal. The simple sugars in it are easy to get blocked in the stomach, which can easily cause flatulence and may also cause constipation. Note 4: Warm the fruit before eating it. For babies with poor gastrointestinal digestive function, it is best to heat the fruit before eating it in winter to avoid indigestion caused by the fruit being too cold to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract. TIPS: Please don’t always give your baby “fruit to drink”. Many people like to squeeze fruit juice and give it to their baby. In fact, “drinking fruit” and “eating fruit” are completely different. Juicing the fruit will destroy the nutrients in the fruit, leaving only some water-soluble nutrients in the juice. Dietary fiber and minerals such as calcium and iron are insoluble in water and are thrown away with the pomace. . One of the health implications of eating fruits is to provide dietary fiber. Drinking juiced water is not the value of fruits. Therefore, eating fruits directly is the best way to retain complete nutrients.