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prunes and your baby


Questions about prunes and your baby are common with first-time moms, so we have chosen to use this blog to answer most of the basic common questions from first-time moms.

When can babies eat prunes?

Prunes may be introduced as soon as your baby is ready to start solids, which is generally around 6 months of age. Dried fruit is a choking hazard so be sure to rehydrate whole prunes and finely chop or offer prunes in the form of a purée.

Can I give dried prunes to my baby? 

When to introduce prunes for babies:

Prunes are less allergic in nature and hence they can be included in the baby’s diet from 6 months. When you introduce, you can offer as plain prunes puree and then gradually shift to mashed prunes and give as a finger food by cutting into tiny pieces around 8 months.

How do you give prunes to a baby? 


  1. Add the prunes to a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Add prunes to a blender using a slotted spoon. Blend, adding 1/3-½ cup water to make a smooth puree—or as much as desired to reach the desired consistency. (Adding more water will make a smoother puree, less a thicker one.) …
  3. Serve or store.

Is it OK to give baby prunes every day?

Prune juice for infants

A good rule of thumb is 1 ounce of prune juice per month of life with a max daily dose of 4 ounces. Administer the prune juice no more than twice per day to help relieve their constipation. You may also want to dilute the juice with water to help your baby hydrate.

Do prunes Constipate babies?

Relieves Constipation: Prunes

No surprises here; prunes are one of the best high-fibre foods for a baby who’s having tummy troubles. If your little one is just starting solid foods, try cooking and mashing some prunes to feed her.

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