Eggs are an ideal food for weaning your baby onto solids - they are highly nutritious, easy to eat and swallow as well as being quick and easy to prepare. They are ideal for baby-led weaning recipes as they can be cooked in a variety of different recipes to give baby a range of tastes and textures.
Eggs provide a good source of high-quality protein, vitamins such as vitamin D and B12, and minerals including iodine and selenium.
The latest guidelines recommend that eggs should be introduced early during weaning, at around 6 months of age, to help protect baby against future egg allergy. Health experts stress that it’s important not to delay the introduction of eggs to your baby’s diet, as this may help reduce the chances of developing an egg allergy later on.
The Food Standards Agency now advise that eggs with the British Lion mark can safely be eaten runny by everyone, including babies so your baby can enjoy eggs in a wide range of different weaning recipes.
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It’s easy to introduce your baby to eggs, whether you’re planning to feed from a spoon or follow baby-led weaning. Our baby-led weaning ideas include recipes for omelette fingers which baby can hold themselves early in weaning, and boiled eggs mashed up with toast for little fingers to grasp. And of course traditional dippy boiled eggs with toast soldiers or vegetable sticks are ideal baby-led weaning recipes.