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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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4. Veggie mites

Raising a vegetarian baby requires careful planning to ensure that all nutritional needs are met during this time of rapid growth and development.

Because we all want the best for our children, it’s vital to know that whilst a vegetarian diet can be a healthy option for a small baby, there are special considerations to bear in mind.

Firstly you will need to ensure that once she gets to grips with solids and can manage a more varied diet she must eat foods from the following food groups every day:

  • Cereals.
  • Milk and dairy products.
  • Nuts and seeds (foods containing nuts should not be given before six months, whole nuts should not be given before five years of age).
  • Pulses, beans and soya products.

If your baby is a fussy eater, ...

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