The potato is introduced in the feeding of children since the age of 4.5 months, if the baby is on mixed feeding and 6 months if breastfeeding. Typically, the potato is one of the first products of a vegetable sauce. To prepare the potato puree at home it is best to use the young roots and preferably from your garden. For child up to a year suitable for such methods of cooking as boiling potatoes in an enamel pot, baking in the oven, steaming.
Small potato and boil whole in their skins. So can keep a larger number of useful properties of vegetable than cutting and lifting the skin. After cooking the potato peel, RUB through a sieve, add broth and warm.
In the potato puree , add milk (mixture), vegetable and a little well-chopped greens, if the age of the baby. If you bake the potatoes, after grinding it is also added milk, formula or just hot boiled water.
Add in the potato puree a few drops of vegetable oil (sunflower, olive, etc.) is possible only upon expiry of one month from the beginning of the vegetable sauce.
Always give your child only freshly prepared dish. Vegetable puree is stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container no longer than a day.
Green spots on the fruit indicate the presence of solanine – a poisonous substance not to be applied in the food!
Potatoes has a positive effect on the cardio-vascular system, helps to maintain water balance in the body, promotes metabolism, relieves inflammation of the stomach mucosa and normalizes the digestive tract. However, starch, which constitutes about 20% of its composition, is not absorbed by the body in its pure form, so a child menu, the potatoes should be only 2-3 times a week.