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7 Immunity Boosting Super-foods Tips for Children’s

Ankita A Talwar
3 to 7 years

Created by Ankita A Talwar
Updated on May 18, 2017

7 Immunity Boosting Super foods Tips for Childrens

We wish there was a rule against children falling sick, but obviously that’s not possible. So till the time our little ones grow into healthy adults, we need to take care of their health requirements. Here are 7 immunity boosting foods or tips that may help your kids fight the common cold and flu and other seasonal infections as well.

 

Immunity Boosting Food Tips for Babies

  1. Nuts & Cashew - Give your child 2-3 almonds, cashew nuts, and other dry fruits, everyday. Dry fruits are a powerhouse of essential fatty acids that boost immunity. Omega-3 fatty acids in them help with brain developments also.
  2. Household Herbs - Include common household herbs such as tulsi and ginger to keep colds and coughs are bay. Loaded with anti-oxidants they not only prepare the body against common viral infections but also work as medicine. Boil in water; strain and give your child a few sips a day during a cold. Note: check for allergies first.
  3. Fruits and Vegetables - Nothing beats 2-3 helping of fruits and vegetables every day. They are a must for any healthy child. Serve in interesting ways—fruit chaat, grilled on skewers, vegetable cutlets or sneak in children’s favourite foods such as pastas.
  4. Don’t be afraid of ghee and fats for growing children. A host of nutrients, such as, lycopene from tomatoes and beta-carotene from orange and yellow vegetables gets absorbed by the body only with the aid of fat. Therefore a couple of spoons will make your child healthier.
     
  5. Non-vegetarian Foods - Foods such as egg and chicken give very good choice of lean protein—the building blocks of the body. Fish too is healthy though check for allergies and contamination.
     
  6. Dahi - is another must-have food for growing children. Dahi is loaded with healthy bacteria that keep the intestines and gut in smooth, working condition. The more these organs work better, the better they absorb nutrients and keep the body ticking.
     
  7. Another lesser appreciated foods is seeds—watermelon , sunflower, or pumpkin. Seeds are very high in zinc, an uber important nutrient required by children for immunity-boost and skin health. Crush and sprinkle on the child’s dahi, or powder and mix in dough.

 

Suggest Reading: Immunity Boosting Super Foods for Child 

A small dose of these essential foods on rotation basis everyday will make your child healthy not only from the body but also keep his brain and nervous system smooth.

 

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| Nov 08, 2017

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| Sep 09, 2017

my daughter is 11month old,she has constipation what to do

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| Sep 09, 2017

I 'm trying these tips for my child,but he eve y time runs away from it...

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| Sep 09, 2017

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| Sep 09, 2017

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| Aug 30, 2017

very helpful article for mothers. But the problem is my child never wants to eat nutritious foods.

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| Aug 30, 2017

excellent article. Thanks for sharing this. we feel much better as we realize that we are giving the kids the correct foods waiting for more wonderful articles from you!

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| Aug 30, 2017

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| Aug 30, 2017

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| Aug 30, 2017

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| Aug 30, 2017

does giving dahi cause cold

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| Aug 30, 2017

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| Aug 30, 2017

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| Jul 29, 2017

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| Jul 29, 2017

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| Jul 28, 2017

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| May 27, 2017

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| May 25, 2017

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| May 21, 2017

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| May 20, 2017

wow! good tips, thank you for your suggestions....

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| May 19, 2017

wow, it's good.

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| May 18, 2017

how can we use the watermelon n pumpkin seeds . should we dry them first n then powered them

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| May 18, 2017

Awesome!!! Thank u!!!

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| May 18, 2017

really fantastic and useful tips

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| May 18, 2017

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| May 18, 2017

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| Apr 25, 2017

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| Apr 13, 2017

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| Mar 18, 2017

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| Mar 15, 2017

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| Jan 25, 2017

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| Jan 25, 2017

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| Jan 25, 2017

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| Dec 24, 2016

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| Dec 24, 2016

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| Dec 24, 2016

Nice tips.. but how to give dry fruits?my son is 1 year 2 months... in wat way Ve. can use almond caswe

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| Nov 09, 2016

I gave my son watermelon seeds along with nuts, but he got skin rashes. Do keep a check for while giving dryfruits

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| Oct 17, 2016

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| Oct 16, 2016

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| Oct 15, 2016

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| Oct 14, 2016

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| Oct 13, 2016

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| Oct 13, 2016

from which month onwards we can give ghee and hw much we can give

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| Oct 13, 2016

From which month can we start this food

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| Sep 24, 2016

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| Sep 24, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 23, 2016

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| Sep 11, 2016

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| Sep 11, 2016

Very useful information... Thank you

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| Sep 11, 2016

My child gets affected with cold very fast he loves drinking dahi and coconut water is it good giving him when he is suffering with cold

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| Sep 10, 2016

my son is 8 months old now which type of food can I give plz send to my mail I'd my mail I'd Bommakaarunareddy@gmail. com

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| Sep 10, 2016

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| Sep 10, 2016

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| Sep 09, 2016

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| Sep 06, 2016

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| Sep 03, 2016

Hi nice tips, i just started to give soaked almonds (no. of 02 by rubbing on mud vessels with little amount of honey, its seems like a paste )to my 8 month old baby boy ..please advice is that okey to give him ..should i continue with it ?

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| Aug 30, 2016

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| Aug 20, 2016

Plz say about egg

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| Aug 14, 2016

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| Jul 27, 2016

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| Jul 26, 2016

I am giving dahi to my daughter every..

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| May 13, 2016

My son is 4yrs 8 month old he has the cough problem. in the winter so many times i nebulized him. And now these April -may summer days he's facing same problem .some times he vomit .so please suggest me what I do any home remedy or any homeopathy medicine because I don't want to give him any allopathy medicine. What I give him for best immunization. Please mail me , my e mail I'd is( indu31bisht@gmail. com)

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| May 13, 2016

My son is 4yrs 8 month old he has the cough problem. in the winter so many times i nebulized him. And now these April -may summer days he's facing same problem .some times he vomit .so please suggest me what I do any home remedy or any homeopathy medicine because I don't want to give him any allopathy medicine. What I give him for best immunization. Please mail me , my e mail I'd is( indu31bisht@gmail. com)

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| May 11, 2016

my son is 3. 8 yrs old... he has a allergic problem from cold and dust, sometimes breathing trable... please give me some advice abt what to do and what not to do?//

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| Feb 20, 2016

Hiii my daughter is of 18 months now. she has suffered frm fits 3 times till now. she is also having allergy frm cold nd dust. doc has suggested telekast4,septilin nd bresol for 3 months. is she wl be ok

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| Feb 19, 2016

Can v gve egg anytime I mean elders say egg khane se garmi hoti don't give kindly let me know v can give in any season and yolk can be given r not to children age grp one year

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| Feb 17, 2016

Cold or cough me dahi de sakte hair????

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| Feb 16, 2016

My son is 11 months old can i give him dry fruits n nuts? If yes how n should i roast them first

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| Feb 16, 2016

meri beti her mahine bimar rehati thi. use bachpan me 2 bar fits aai hai. mere ek friend ne mujhe immunity badhne ke liye Himalaya Septilin Syrup use karane ke liye kaha. din me 2 bar 5 ml. acchi davai hai. mai 3 months se use kar rahi hu. tabase meri beti swath hai. aur ek bar bhi bimar nahi hui. sab medical store me mil jata hai syrup... use karake dekhie

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| Feb 16, 2016

meri beti her mahine bimar rehati thi. use bachpan me 2 bar fits aai hai. mere ek friend ne mujhe immunity badhne ke liye Himalaya Septilin Syrup use karane ke liye kaha. din me 2 bar 5 ml. acchi davai hai. mai 3 months se use kar rahi hu. tabase meri beti swath hai. aur ek bar bhi bimar nahi hui. sab medical store me mil jata hai syrup... use karake dekhie

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| Feb 14, 2016

Very nice and helpful information

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| Feb 14, 2016

Wer to buy sunflower, pumpkin or watermelon seeds and can we add them in chapati flour

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| Feb 12, 2016

Hi my baby is 8 months old. She is having cold, cough and vomiting. She is not able digest anything. What should I give to her?

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| Dec 31, 2015

Good information..

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| Dec 30, 2015

Very informative.... tnx

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| Nov 15, 2015

Very informative… Simple steps to great health…

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| Sep 28, 2015

Nice information tx.....

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| Sep 27, 2015

Is there any drink you can suggest which has a dry fruits and we can give to kids (3-1/2) with milk or can we prepare this kind of powder at home lyk bournvita so u can suggest the ingredients plz..

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| Sep 27, 2015

My daughter is 16 month old, can I give her dry fruits almond,walnut etc

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| Sep 02, 2015

my baby is 1. 6 yr old.. he does not chew so how can i giv dry fruits to him.. i heard walnuts and almonds are very good for babies but can we giv dry fruits in summer.. please let me know ..

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| Sep 02, 2015

Very useful article????????

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| Sep 01, 2015

My daughter doesnt chew food. So plz suggest how to give her dry fruits. Like almonds nd all in which form?

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| Sep 01, 2015

Thanks for the wonderful information. where can v get the seeds that u mentioned,? And do v riast it or grind it directly?

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| Sep 01, 2015

Really useful information

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| Aug 22, 2015

My baby is 2. 5 years old but he is fussy eater his Wight is under 10kg he is a aggressive baby always crys wt I can do so he can eat...

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| Aug 22, 2015

Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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| Aug 21, 2015

Nice information

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| Aug 21, 2015

Nice information very useful

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| Aug 21, 2015

Very usefull information. its fine to give dry fruits powder to even babies. I do give to my 6 months baby and it really works. u can just add a pinch in the milk. Kids love different tastes too

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| Aug 21, 2015

Nice

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| Aug 21, 2015

So useful tips thank u....

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| Aug 21, 2015

Good article

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| Aug 21, 2015

Informative Article.. Thanks for sharing

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| Jul 29, 2015

Very informative... Thanks

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| Jul 29, 2015

Thank u very much for sharing.. very informative..

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| Jul 22, 2015

Very gud infrmtn, bt my kid has allergy so suggest me accordingly

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| Jul 08, 2015

Very informative

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| Jun 25, 2015

Can we give dahi when the child has cold & cough along with Chest congestion?

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| Jun 25, 2015

Can we give dahi when the child has cold & cough along with Chest congestion?

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| Jun 24, 2015

Thank u very important healthy information

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| Jun 24, 2015

Nice info.. really useful..

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| Jun 24, 2015

Nice info

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| Jun 23, 2015

Nice info ankita.... thanks a ton !!!

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| Jun 23, 2015

Healthy informatn...

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| Jun 23, 2015

Perfect for the awareness

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| Jun 19, 2015

Hi wished to kow how many seeds of sunflower can be given to a 2 yr old daily.... and yes again can flax seed be given

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| May 25, 2015

Can we give flax seed powder to a 2 year old boy?

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| May 25, 2015

Do we need to roast seeds before adding to dahi or dough?

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| May 25, 2015

Hi parul You may find this blog helpful- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/8-ways-to-boost-your-childs-immunity/382

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| May 24, 2015

Gud info thanx

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| May 24, 2015

Gud info n tanx fr sharing

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| May 23, 2015

Vryy informative.....

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| May 23, 2015

Nice article.. very informative.. my 2 year old gets cold and cough in summers very frequently.. what should I do to increase the immunity.

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| Mar 31, 2015

Hi babasaheb gaikwad, any processed, pre-packaged, and ready-to-eat foods are not a great choice as they are loaded with chemical preservatives, and also sugar which in turns gives the child an energy high and, later when the body sugar falls down, makes children cranky. Limit the consumption. and always pair it with something healthier--raisins, or almonds with chocos.

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| Mar 31, 2015

sumaiya khan, any processed, pre-packaged, and ready-to-eat foods are not a great choice as they are loaded with chemical preservatives, are high on salt and even have MSG (mono sodium glutamate, a chemical which enhances the taste but is known to interfere in the nervous system of the body). though your daughter loves it, limit the consumption and always add vegetables to it to increase the volume and bring some nutrition to it. hoep this helps.

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| Mar 31, 2015

Shagun singhal garg, you can powder the seeds together and store in a bottle. Add half a tsp to the child's milkshake, dahi, atta (dough for making rotis), or even to daals.

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| Mar 25, 2015

very informative.

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| Mar 05, 2015

Thanks for sharing very useful information.

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| Mar 05, 2015

Great information. Bt few kids r fussy eaters. Making them eat sometimes gets tough.

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| Feb 14, 2015

Great how to give seeds?

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| Feb 12, 2015

Thnx for d useful information. ..but I wana ask is Maggi save for tge children of 2 yrs of age... my kidslove it

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| Feb 12, 2015

Want to know dat Anita mam , is it good to serve chocos to kid? Kindly inform me

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| Feb 11, 2015

Very good information, all parents must know this. Helps us a lot.

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| Feb 11, 2015

Thanks a lot.. gve a few things to her will try others

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| Feb 11, 2015

Thanks for the info

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| Feb 11, 2015

Very good info

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| Sep 16, 2014

Very useful and thanks for sharing the innovative ideas to make them eat especially mixing of seed powder in dough ..

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| Sep 13, 2014

Informative Article. But can these dry fruits given to 9 month old kid ?

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| Sep 13, 2014

Thnx a lot Bcoz I seriously needed this information.. my 4 yrs old gets ill frequently

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| Jul 02, 2014

Hi Babita, you could try interesting ways of making your child eat them such as make a fresh fruit dessert, add fruit to milkshakes, add dry fruits to cornflakes and cereals. Add cashewnut or almond paste to their gravy (it will be tastier and they will get their dose of nutrition); put some in home made cakes. If the children are older, explain to them the benefits of it and ask them to eat a small portion every day. Don't be too ambitious but gently steer them to try and eat a small bit every day.

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| Jul 02, 2014

Very useful article. Fortunately i have been giving all these things to kids.

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| Jul 01, 2014

Nice information. .. but wat if your child doesn't eat fruits or dry fruits. ... how to make dem eat dat...

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| Jul 01, 2014

really love the information that is being shared here its so meaningful and being a first time mother really helps a lot after going through the articles...

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| Jun 30, 2014

Very informative

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| Jun 20, 2014

Very good info.

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| Jun 05, 2014

Good information. . Thank u

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| Jun 03, 2014

Thanks for sharing

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| May 08, 2014

Is it recommended to give dry fruits like almond cashew nuts in summers to children? Most of the time i have been told not to?

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| May 08, 2014

Thank you for sharing

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| May 08, 2014

we shud roast and peel the skin of pumpkin seeds? or directly we can grind the full seed?

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| May 06, 2014

very interesting and informative

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| May 03, 2014

informative

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| May 02, 2014

very informative

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| May 02, 2014

good one ankita

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| May 02, 2014

Informative

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| May 01, 2014

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| Apr 18, 2014

Great..

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| Apr 10, 2014

Thanks Seema, Rukaiya, Rekha, and Anurima for your encouraging words.

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| Apr 09, 2014

Great one Ankita! Very useful indeed :)

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| Apr 09, 2014

Thank you very much for valible information

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| Apr 09, 2014

supreb, thank u for the information.

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| Apr 08, 2014

Superb reiterated facts... very well written... gud job...

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