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10 Reasons to Love Avocados for Baby

10 Reasons to Love Avocados for Baby

Mmmmm avocado…. Just thinking about it makes us hungry! Our love for avocados (and yummy treats in general!) has inspired us to create an exciting new collection, Lil’ Chef, featuring adorable, food-inspired prints. In this foodie spirit, read on to find out even more reasons to love avocados.

OP214709SS_LV1.jpg1. Great First Food

 Avocados’ creamy texture is perfect for baby’s first bite, and especially when pureed or smashed, poses a very low choking risk.

2. Easy Preparation

One you’ve mastered picking out ripe avocados (should be slightly soft to the touch, not mushy), then the hardest part is over! To safely prepare avocado for your baby, cut in half, remove the pit, scoop out the flesh, smash with a fork, and voila! Homemade baby food in minutes.

3. Superfood Properties

Avocados are chock full of vitamins and minerals, twenty to be precise. They’re a great source of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and more. *

4. Healthy Fats

Provide your little one with the fat they need for their rapid growth with this tasty fruit. Avocados are great for heart health, eyesight, brain development and aiding the nervous and digestive systems. *

5. Boosts Immunity

The antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties of avocados are just the trick to keep your little one from getting sick. *

6. Readily Available

These days, it’s almost impossible to find a grocery store that doesn’t sell avocados. They’ve become so popular, they’re even a staple in premade baby food! Check out these healthy, yummy options from Gerber® for example. There’s a great chance you can find many of these in your local grocery store as well.

7. Motor Skills

Once your little one is ready for finger foods, sliced avocado is a must. Not only will your child reap the health benefits, but they will develop motor skills at the same time!

Pro tip: If sliced avocado is too slippery, try coating it with a thin layer of hemp seeds or soft breadcrumbs for more traction.

8. Create Lifelong Habits

Introducing healthy foods and keeping them a consistent part of your child’s diet before age two (and throughout childhood) can greatly increase their likelihood of maintaining healthy habits into adulthood. *

9. Low in Sugar

Although avocado is a fruit, they contain less than one gram of sugar per ounce, making them a perfect snack for any time of day, even before bed.

10. Fashion Forward

Last but definitely not least, avocado prints are adorable! They’ve hit the baby clothing scene hard and we are here for it. Check out our own styles of avo-clothing here.

*Nutritional info sourced here

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