When can my baby eat eggs?

Eggs are a nutritious part of any child’s diet. Years ago, the introduction of eggs was delayed in order to prevent food allergies; however, recent evidence has indicated that delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods does not deter or delay the development of food allergies.

If your child is at low risk for an egg allergy, or any other food allergy, you may introduce cooked eggs between six and eight months of age or when your baby is developmentally ready to eat them.

Some families will start with baked goods containing eggs, like a pancake or a muffin, chopped up for baby to self-feed. Some will begin with a scrambled egg yolk first and work up to a whole cooked egg. If your baby is at risk for developing food allergies (has a first degree relative with food allergies), discuss the timing of introducing eggs with your doctor.

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  1. We like eggs a one of the first foods. It’s yummy and mom gets whatever baby doesn’t finish. Lol

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    1. Eggs are one of the most nutritious and fast foods you can give your baby!

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