For Your Baby

Eggs, A Perfect First Food for Babies

Natural and nourishing, eggs are an ideal choice as one of your baby’s first solid foods. Eggs are easy for your baby to eat, a cinch to keep on hand, and super simple to prepare.

Provide your baby with the full benefits of eggs by offering both the white and yolk. The yolk contains protein, energy, fatty acids, and nutrients such as choline, which is highly important for brain development and health. Eggs are an excellent source of the highest quality protein and contain 13 important nutrients, including:

Introduce Eggs Early

Studies have shown that feeding your baby whole eggs early can help prevent an egg allergy. In fact, the newest infant feeding guidelines from Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada recommend whole eggs starting at 6 months of age, or as soon as your child starts eating solid foods. 

Eggs & Choline 

Choline is a key nutrient for learning, memory, and overall cognitive abilities. For optimal brain development, introduce eggs to your baby at 6 months as recommended by the Canadian infant feeding guidelines. Eggs are loaded with a significant amount of choline, which cannot be found easily in other foods.


A Solid Start to Good Health

It’s easy to introduce cooked eggs to your baby. Just follow these simple steps: 

  1. Hard boil a whole egg and mash it. Always be sure to cook eggs well for baby. 
  2. Mix about 2 tsp (10 mL) of egg with a little breast milk or formula. 
  3. Offer your baby 1 tsp (5 mL) at first. You can offer more if your baby still shows signs of hunger. Trust your baby to know when to stop eating.

Signs baby is ready to eat solid foods: 

Baby Steps

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Once you start, gradually add eggs to your baby’s meals. Eggs are super easy to prepare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks. Help your baby learn to enjoy new tastes and textures:

Munchkin Menus 

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Simple Scrambled Eggs 

With only two ingredients, this recipe could not be easier!  

You’ll need: 

Prep and cook:

  1. Mix egg with breast milk or formula and whisk until well combined.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add egg mixture. Cook, stirring often with a spatula, until eggs are scrambled and completely cooked through.
  3. Chop into tiny bits and serve to your baby.

Egg and Pea Mash 

Eggs and peas make a great pair, teaming up to give baby protein, iron and fibre! 

You’ll need:

Prep and cook:

  1. Steam or boil peas until very tender. Drain as needed and mash or purée to desired texture. Let cool.
  2. Hard boil the egg, cool, peel, then mash it very well. 
  3. Add ½ cup (125 mL) pea purée and mash with the egg until you have the right texture for your baby. Add a little breast milk or formula to thin if you like.