How To Make Barley Water for Babies ( Above 6 Months)


How To Make Barley Water for Babies ( Above 6 Months)

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Barley is a protein-rich cereal that will do wonders for your baby.

This Barley Water for Babies is a nutritious weaning food which is easy and simple to make and will not take up too much of your time during this busy and stressful timeframe, when your baby demands a lot of your attention.

You can start with plain Barley Water for Babies, when you begin weaning, and once the child is 10 to 12 months old, you can start flavouring it with jaggery, if your paediatrician approves.

Enjoy how to make Barley Water for Babies recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

How To Make Barley Water for Babies ( Above 6 Months) recipe - How to make How To Make Barley Water for Babies ( Above 6 Months)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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Ingredients


Barley Water For Babies
1 tbsp barley (jau)

Method
Barley water for babies

    Barley water for babies
  1. To make barley water for babies, combine the barley and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Strain the barley mixture using a strainer.
  5. Serve the barley water for babies lukewarm.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy40 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates8.4 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.1 mg
How To Make Barley Water for Babies ( Above 6 Months) recipe with step by step photos

For Barley Water for Babies

  1. To make Barely Water for Babies, first take a pressure cooker.  
  2. Add the barley to it. Barley is commonly called as jau. Barley is a cereal grain that can be used whole, cracked or even as a flour. Here we used Pearl barley.  
  3. Add 1½ cups of water and mix well.  
  4. Close the lid of the pressure cook and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.  
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.  
  6. Open the lid. This is how the barley looks after cooking.  
  7. Allow it to cool slightly. This is an important step to follow before adding to the mixer jar.  
  8. Blend in a mixer till smooth.  
  9. Strain the barley mixture using a strainer. This step is important while introducing Barley Water after 6 months for Weaning. After the baby has got used to it and is above 10 to 12 months old, you can avoid this step of straining.  
  10. Serve the Barely Water for Babies lukewarm.  
  11. Try other recipes like Masoor Dal Water and Moong Dal Water.  

6 Health Notes for Serving Barley Water to Kids

  1. This Barley Water is a good weaning food for infants after the age of 6 months.  
  2. You can begin with a strained liquid like Rice Water and once your baby has got accustomed to it, include this Barely Water for Babies which is a thick mixture of cooked barley that has been strained.  
  3. Once your child is around 10 to 12 months and is used to this strained water, you can try avoiding the process of straining the Barely Water for Babies.  
  4. Salt has not been added to this recipe as it is not considered to be a healthy addition to babies diet till 9 months to 1 year as the little one’s kidneys are not fully developed. It is recommended to add salt only after consulting your pediatrician.  
  5. Feed this Barley Water to your baby in an upright position to prevent choking.  
  6. Start with only a small quantity of this Barely Water for Babies and gradually increase the quantity.  

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