When my daughter was 7 months old, her pediatrician gave us the go ahead to introduce eggs to her diet. She suggested giving her scrambled eggs to see if she would like it. But I waited a few more months because I was really hesitant to give her eggs. This is mainly because eggs were once considered a high allergen for babies and I was worried about her having a reaction to them. However when she turned nine months old I decided to summon up the courage to give it a try. I ditched her doctor’s recommendation to start with scrambled eggs and decided to give her boiled egg yolks first. The reason I started with just the yolk was because traditionally the egg white was considered to be the high allergen part of the egg and even though most doctors no longer believe that to be true I decided to play it safe! Boiling an egg makes it super easy to separate the yolk from the white so that’s exactly what I did.
Once the egg was fully boiled I took the yolk out and crushed it with a fork and offered it to her. She seemed to like it so then I started adding the crumbled egg yolk to her veggie purees.
As she got older and I realized she never had any reaction to the yolk I started giving her the entire egg. The great thing about eggs is how versatile they are; they can be cooked in so many different ways.
Once she got the hang of eating crushed boiled eggs, I tried scrambled eggs, cheesy omelets, raisin bread French toast and most recently framed eggs!