● Eggs deliver a protein-packed punch to help your little one grow big and strong.
● A fantastic source of vitamins D, B12 and A, which work together to boost the immune system and promote good vision.
● Rich in magnesium and calcium (which help with bone formation), iron (aiding blood circulation) and zinc (supporting brain development).
● Brain power is boosted by the choline in eggs, helping memory development and cognitive function.
We have lots of ideas to help you include eggs in your little one's diet. Please scroll down for more information.
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Introducing egg: From scrambled to boiled, omelettes to frittatas, eggs are one of the most versatile foods around.
Find ideas for introducing eggs to each age group below.
Introducing egg at 6-9 months
Start your baby off with egg yolks. The yolk contains essential nutrients and is less likely to cause allergies than egg white.
Add a small amount of mashed cooked egg yolk to baby cereal to offer a creamy, protein-packed start to the day.
Layer mashed hard-boiled egg yolk, yoghurt and mashed fruits to create a colourful, texture-tastic parfait.
Introducing egg at 9-12 months
Add mashed eggs to pancake batter for extra fluffiness and stacks of flavour.
Baby-led weaning eggs: Cut a hard-boiled egg into small, baby-friendly pieces and let your little one feed themselves to practise their fine motor skills.
Spread a thin layer of mashed hard-boiled egg on toast and cut it into fun shapes using a cookie cutter.
Shake things up by blending a hard-boiled egg with fruits and a splash of milk or yoghurt to create a nutritious, tasty egg shake.
Create sensory play with boiled eggs. Let your baby touch, squish and explore the eggs’ smooth surface… they might even enjoy a taste test along the way!
Introducing egg at 12-18 months
Introduce mild seasonings and herbs to enhance the flavour of eggs – try adding a pinch of dill, chives or basil, but avoid salt or strong spices.
Introduce a soft-cooked egg-yolk dip alongside soldiers or veggie sticks. Dip, nibble, repeat!
Prepare egg-based dishes, such as egg sandwiches, quiches and egg muffins.
Using edible markers, draw funny faces on peeled hard-boiled eggs to give your little one a giggle.
Encourage dipping by serving omelette pieces with a yoghurt-based dip or sauce, such as a mild salsa.
Involve your child in the cooking process – they’ll love helping to crack, whisk, stir, pour and cook the eggs they’re about to munch on.