We know how good blueberries are for us, but they’re great for your little ones too. They're a great source of Vitamin K and they’re packed with antioxidants. Vitamin K is the magic nutrient that helps bones to stay strong and blood to clot so wounds can heal quickly. Antioxidants protect cells against damage by free radicals.
When to give to your baby
Blueberries make a good choice for one of baby’s first fruits, however, if you want to add them in the early stages of weaning, it is important to cook them first so you can make a puree to remove the choking hazard. We recommend to start weaning at around 6 months, however every baby is different so follow your instinct or consult your health visitor if you are not sure.
Products with blueberries
Cooking blueberries at home
The perfect blueberry
We always use organic blueberries, which means that they have not been sprayed or treated with any nasties. Blueberries will stay freshest in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
Best way to cook them for your baby
If you want to add them in the early stages of weaning, it is important to cook them first so and make a puree to remove the choking hazard. Place a handful of blueberries in a pan with a splash of water and cook until the berries soften, then add to a blender with another gentle fruit or vegetable of your choice. When your little one can pick up small pieces of food and feed themselves independently, then they make the perfect snack as they're great popped in a box and eaten raw, just as they are – naturally sweet and delicious.
What goes well with blueberries
Pears, sweet potato, brown rice.