Janie wrote to us to as about adding a wee bit of salt to the baby food recipes she was making. We let her kow that adding salt to baby food recipes is not a good idea! Why is adding Salt to your homemade baby food recipes not recommended? There are a few reasons for this:
Added salt in baby food recipes may lead to a series of health issues including high blood pressure and kidney failure.
Adding salt to baby food recipes is just not necessary and there is no need to begin unhealthy eating habits by relying on salt as a flavor enhancer
If you want to add more flavor to your baby food recipes, try adding some spices or try mixing up some fruit and veggie combinations. Yogurt is another way to add a new flavor to baby food and it also makes for a yummy creamy texture that many babies adore.
If you want to learn more about spices, visit our Spicing Up Your Baby’s Food page. You’ll learn that 8 months old is the typical age that spices are recommended to be introduced. You’ll also learn that when you begin to add spices that your family regularly uses in cooking, your baby will have an easier transition to family meals (table foods)!
Visit our Adding Salt to Baby Food page for further information on salt, the nutritional need for it and it’s side effects.