*Safe & Natural: Why You Should Be Adding Honey To Your 1-Year-Old’s Diet

    You’ve probably heard this already—don’t give honey to your baby till the first birthday is over, as it can cause botulism, a type of food poisoning that can even lead to paralysis in severe cases. However, once your baby is a year old, introducing honey can give him a host of health benefits.

    Not only is it sweet and provides sustained energy to your little one, the antioxidants in it improve digestion, strengthen the liver and fight cough and cold. Here are four ways in which honey can be healthy for your one-year-old baby.

    Note: Wait till your baby is at least a year old before introducing him to honey. Check for any allergic reactions such as rashes, itching, swelling or redness. Stop immediately and notify your doctor. It is best to start with organic honey instead of a non-certified one.

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    A pregnancy & babycare writer as well as wellness believer, Debolina is always trying to bring in health and wellness into her family’s, especially her kids’, lives. With a Master’s degree in English literature, she has worked with several mothercare and babycare brands. In her free time, she helps with campaigns that work towards promoting the health and well-being of women and babies. Her experiences as a mother help her talk about busy modern-day parenting and its changing trends.