When is it safe to give pudding to baby
You can give them home made pudding after they've been introduced to solids and you know they're not allergic to these ingredients. After 7 months of age but consult your pediatrician if you're unsure.
Try making your own pudding, you get to have more control over what goes into it, you can be more selective about what your baby is getting. You can also use more natural items, including your own breast milk instead of ordinary milk.
Recipe that is simple to make:
4 oz. expressed breastmilk
2 tablespoons organic cacao powder
1 medium banana pureed
1/2 cup (4 oz.) organic applesauce
Mix ingredients in bowl with spoon until it's blended well. refrigerate the left overs, store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
Pudding is mostly made with milk, and you might be thinking that this makes it OK to give to your baby, because after breast milk and formula they’re probably going to move on to cow’s milk. However, commercially bought pudding is made with industrial grade milk, and therefore it is subjected to all of the bovine growth hormones and additives, and also has been pasteurized. All of these things should be considered before just spooning pudding into your baby’s mouth.