When To Start Giving Frozen Yoghurt For Babies
When we were small we were told that we need to drink a lot of milk in order to grow well. While this is true, in this day and age we need to find alternative ways to get the goodness of dairy products into children, such as flavoured milks, yoghurt and the latest treats- frozen yoghurt for kids.
In recent years it has come to light that many children are lactose intolerant and that the one thing which we have always believed to be the best natural food- milk- is to blame. When I had my children I was told that they should not be given fresh milk until they were a year old. However, products made from milk were fine to give once the child was over 7 months, such as rice pudding, custard and yoghurt.
The cultures in yogurt decrease the lactose and help break down the hard-to-digest milk proteins. This is why babies can eat yogurt, but not drink milk, before one year, but this recommendation is for the baby who has no history of dairy sensitivities or allergies. In many cultures, yogurt is actually one of baby"s first foods! There are many companies which now provide frozen yoghurt for baby palettes. There are different ways of serving up frozen yoghurt for babies and these can lead to some messy fun.
Ideas on how to serve frozen yoghurt to your baby:Spoon some into a bowl and let baby practice using a spoon!Pop some into a mesh feeder and let baby chew on it "" great to soothe teething gums too!Using a Popsicle mould, give baby the pop on the stick "" ensure that you keep watch as the frozen treat is eaten so that baby doesn"t hurt herself with the pop stick!Using ice trays, pop out the frozen yogurt cube and let baby eat it with his hands. Most babies love to feel the cool cube in their hands!When it comes to getting children to choose between unhealthy ice cream and the healthier frozen yoghurt, flavours are the key to success. You need to make sure that you offer a wide range of interesting flavours and that the frozen yoghurt tastes just as rich and creamy as the ice cream which children will always prefer.If you are making frozen yoghurt at home, then get the kids involved with the preparation. Children love to eat things which they have helped to make, so get them to give you a hand with the mixing and the preparation of the fruit to add the flavours. They will enjoy pouring into containers and moulds and allow them to make suggestions as to the frozen yoghurt flavours they would like to try.Frozen yoghurt for kids is a healthy dessert and especially if you make it at home, you can control the amount of sugar and fat which it contains. There are also healthy versions of frozen yoghurt for babies which are available in the market to buy.by: Guy Weston