February 16, 2024

Boosting Your Baby's Immunity: 4 Foods To Incorporate

Boosting Your Baby's Immunity: 4 Foods To Incorporate

Among all the many priorities that new parents must juggle, keeping their baby fed and healthy undoubtedly ranks at the top of the list. While the first part is easy enough, the same cannot be said for the latter since a baby's immune system requires time to develop and mature. Thus, infants are especially prone to catching the common cold (as much as six to eight times in their first year) because they have yet to develop immunity against the most common infections. While you cannot always prevent your little one from feeling under the weather, there are several ways to help boost their immunity through diet. In this article, we go over four superfoods that can help support your little one's immune system and fortify their anti-inflammatory defences from the very start.

  1. Avocado

The rich and creamy avocado is an excellent source of vital nutrients, including vitamin B6 and vitamin E. Vitamin B6 aids in boosting immune response and supporting the function of immune cells, while vitamin E acts as a potent antioxidant. Avocados also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which enhance the body's absorption of immune-boosting nutrients. Introducing avocados into your baby's mealtime is a great way to maximise the nutritional benefits of different foods into one. Avocado is generally suitable for consumption starting at 4-6 months of age and can be served in various forms, such as pureed, smashed, or whipped with banana or yogurt.

  1. Yogurt

Yogurt contains beneficial microorganisms called probiotics. These little critters that live in our gut are known for helping with digestion, nutrient absorption, and bolstering our immune system to fight off sickness.  Not all yogurt on the supermarket shelves is equal. To ensure your child is reaping the benefits of yogurt, look for natural, non-sweetened variants that contain live cultures, such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus acidophilus.

  1. Leafy green vegetables

Dark leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, kai lan, and more, are crucial foods that help support children's immune systems. Spinach, in particular, is a rich source of vitamin A, which plays a key role in strengthening immunity. While these vegetables are very beneficial, they cannot be served raw to your little one and must always be cooked.

  1. Citrus fruits

Citrus fruits are commonly associated with leafy greens as popular immune-supportive foods for babies and children because they are rich in vitamin C, an essential micronutrient crucial for various cellular functions associated with the immune system. A deficiency in vitamin C can lead to an impaired immune system, increasing susceptibility to infections. This deficiency may be exacerbated by heightened metabolic needs and inflammation during an illness. It is essential to take precautions and follow age-appropriate preparation steps when introducing citrus fruits to your baby, ensuring they do not pose a choking hazard.


From common colds to the recent COVID-19 infection, there are plenty of health risks in the air that could endanger your little one's health. As parents, your responsibility to fortify your child's defences can start with a good nourishing diet that focuses on enhancing their immunity. We hope that these recommendations can help you start on the right foot and keep your precious bundle of joy free from the coughs and sniffles.

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