Wonderful Health benefits of garlic for babies

Baby eating garlic

We often list garlic as an ingredient in our baby food recipes and that sometimes prompts messages from our visitors. Some are from parents wondering if it’s really OK to feed babies garlic – and others are from parents saying they’re surprised just how much their little ones enjoy recipes with garlic added to them!

Is it safe to serve garlic to my baby?

Yes, it is safe to serve garlic to your baby. As garlic has a very strong flavor, it is recommended to wait until your baby is at least 10-12 months old before serving garlic. Garlic allergy can be seen in some babies, but it is not very common. So, while introducing garlic, you don’t have to worry too much. If you notice, anything strange, stop feeding it and consult your pediatrician as quick as possible.

If you’re undecided about whether or not to include what seems to be such a sophisticated ingredient in your baby’s meals, then today’s post may tempt you into giving it a go.

Is your baby suffering from abdominal pain? Do you want to protect her from respiratory ailments, such as cold and cough? Chances are, you said yes; feeding her some garlic can be an effective solution to ensure her good health.

Here are some of the health benefits of garlic for babies.

Cures Respiratory Disorders 

Babies are susceptible to common cold, fever, flu, pneumonia, asthma, & many more respiratory ailments. Garlic soup helps reduce the severity of cold & flushes out toxins from the respiratory system. The Volatile oils in garlic help open up the respiratory passages & relieves the condition. The antiseptic & antispasmodic properties of garlic help protect your baby from various ailments.

Treats Abdominal Pain 

Garlic is quite effective in curing abdominal pain resulting due to dyspepsia, colic, flatulence & other stomach ailments. Give your baby a ¹/₄ teaspoon of Garlic & ¹/₂ Teaspoon of Honey 2 times every day to treat various gastric disorders. Also, the condiment regulates inflammation & infections in the digestive tract & stomach & cures ulcers to a great extent.

Antimicrobial Properties Regulates Infection 

Garlic possesses antimicrobial properties that help regulate infections causing bacteria. Polychemicals present in garlic are highly effective in killing bacteria in the colon & small intestine. Garlic is harmless against beneficial probiotic microbes that reside in your baby's digestive system. You can mix fresh juice of garlic Cloves with fruit & vegetable Juice & feed her the concoction.

Kills Harmful Intestinal Worms In Babies 

Intestinal worms, such as Tapeworm, enter into baby's body as eggs. Settle in baby's intestines & feed on the nutrients resulting in infections & ailments. Garlic has intestinal worm killing or anthelmintic properties. The condiment acts as an effective anthelmintic drug to kill harmful worms in your baby's intestine & ensures her good health.

Promotes Healing 

Garlic helps heal wounds quickly with nits antimicrobial properties. Include garlic in your baby's diet & the healing will begin soon after she consumes the condiment. You can give them the condiment when they turn 6-8 months months old.

PLEASE NOTE: You should always check with your doctor before introducing garlic, or any new food, into your baby’s diet. You should also treat garlic as a ‘new food’ – which means you should offer it for the first time with a food your baby is ALREADY safely enjoying.That way, if the garlic causes any digestive discomfort or allergic reaction, then you’ll easily be able to identify it as the cause.
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