Cantaloupe is acceptable for babies that are six months or older to eat. It is a very vitamin rich food with lots of different things that they need in order to stay healthy, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. This fruit along with watermelons and many other types of melons are nutrient-rich and have a high concentration of beat-carotene in them. Some parents choose to wait until their children are a little bit older until they feed them cantaloupe, but others start as early as six months. It is important to consult with a pediatrician before giving your baby cantaloupe and if you do you will need to cut it up into small easy to digest pieces for them.
What should cantaloupe look like?
It is important for you to know what a cantaloupe should look like so you will be able to tell whether or not it is ready to eat. The outside of a cantaloupe should be rough with a sort of tan color and a light greenish blue color for the base. When a cantaloupe is cut open it is a bright orange color. They generally taste very sweet and have a very firm texture to them. If the cantaloupe that you take home from the grocery store does not look and feel like this, you will want to eat it. It is also important to understand that there are many different types of melons such as watermelons which will look much different than cantaloupes.