“As your baby begins to explore solid foods, it’s important to be aware of certain foods that are not safe for them to eat due to the risk of choking or allergic reactions. Before your baby reaches 1 year of age, it’s best to avoid giving them certain foods that may pose a risk, including whole nuts, hard candies, and raw or undercooked meats. Learn more about forbidden foods for babies and get expert tips on how to keep your little one safe and healthy as they start trying new foods.”
Breast milk miraculously meets all your baby’s needs for the first 6 months. After the 6th month, it is insufficient to meet all the needs alone and additional foods are started.
In the solid food process, every mother looks for a guide to guide her. We have created a month-by-month baby nutrition guide about which foods your baby should consume in which month. By clicking the link below, you can find out which food your baby should consume in which month.
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In the solid food process, mothers think of every food as a food, but this is not the case. There are some foods that are not accepted by your baby’s digestion before 1 year old.
Foods that should not be consumed before the age of 1
Since it contains Clostridium botulinum spores, the first thing we should give your baby before the age of 1 is honey. It causes a poisoning called “Botulism” in babies younger than 1 year old .
- Salt and Sugar
The later your baby gets acquainted with salt and sugar during the transition to supplementary food, the better for his future life.
Adding salt and sugar to the baby’s diet before the age of 1 can cause kidney damage, obesity and various metabolic diseases in your baby. For this reason, you should introduce your baby to sugar and salt as late as possible.
- Egg whites
Eggs are the highest quality protein after breast milk . It has a very important place in infant nutrition. You can give egg yolk to your baby at the 7th month following the three-day rule, in consultation with your doctor.
Since egg white has a very high allergy potential, it is not recommended to add it to your baby’s diet before 1 year of age.
- Strawberry and Kiwi
The place of fruits as antioxidant, vitamin and mineral supplements in infant nutrition cannot be discussed. However, some fruits such as strawberries and kiwis are not recommended before the age of 1 due to their high allergic potential.
Click on the link below for a list of vegetables and fruits that can be given during the transition to supplementary food.
You may be interested to read the list of vegetables and fruits that can be given your baby on our “List of Vegetables for Babies“ article.
- Sea products
In terms of omega 3 support, fish and other seafood also have a very important place in infant nutrition. However, it is not recommended to be added to the diet of infants before the age of 1 due to its heavy metal content and high allergic potential.
- Beverages Containing Caffeine
Foods containing caffeine can cause kidney damage in infants. For this reason, it is not recommended before the age of one.
- Chocolate and Cocoa
Since chocolate contains added sugar and additives, it should not be added to the baby’s diet before the age of 1 year.
- Tomatoes, Broad Beans
Due to its high allergy potential, it is not recommended before 1 year of age.
- Canned Foods, Juices, Prepared Foods, Salami, Sausage, Sausage etc.
The additive should not be added to baby nutrition before 1 year of age, as it contains added sugar.
- Cow milk
Babies cannot digest cow’s milk easily. If added to baby nutrition before 1 year of age; It can cause some problems such as allergies, constipation, gas problems. Studies have found that cow’s milk also causes anemia in infants.
For this reason, you should not give your baby cow’s milk before the age of 1 year.