Tomato for Babies with Baby Led Weaning Indian Recipes

Tomato for babies – offering for the first time 6Months+

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, & vitamin C and minerals folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc, & phosphorus. Tomatoes are good for babies stronger bones because of Calcium and Vitamin K which is in abundance. Vitamin C in Tomatoes helps to boost the immunity for Babies.

A tomato is a combination of tastes that stimulate the tongue in 3 key areas of babies sweet, sour, and savory. A good tomato will have all three tastes.
The Hybrid Tomatoes are more sweeter than the local tomatoes which is more Sour.

Can Tomatoes be offered to babies for Baby Led Weaning?

Tomatoes are a fun food to introduce to your babies. They are easy to prepare and babies love to suck on it. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and antioxidants. They also have a high water content. The seeds are not a choking hazard so you needn’t worry about them.

How to Serve Tomatoes to 6-9Months babies?

There are different ways in which you can offer tomatoes to babies for Baby Led Weaning.

  1. Cut a big tomato into big slices and offer one to the baby to suck one. One large quarter or third would be a good size.
  2. Tomatoes can be included as part of mashed dal as well to incorporate the flavour.
  3. Tomato sauce when mixed with Pasta, babies can eat them very easily. Recipe for Tomato Sauce Pasta for Baby Led Weaning.
  4. Onion Tomato Chutney to go with Idli, Dosa, Pesarattu, Moong Dal Dosa and Appam. Babies would love the tangy Onion tomato chutney, which makes other dishes interesting baby food.

Just a note of caution: Tomatoes are known to be acidic and may cause diaper rash in some babies, so be cautious and offer on moderation.