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There are a few reasons why peeling seems better....
To prevent choking, to remove the pesticides that were sprayed on the food, its easier to digest for some babies,
Most babies can digest skin from foods. But for some it causes stomach aches.
If you choose not to peel then make sure that the peel in the food is finely chopped up. Keep an eye on your child to make sure they dont have trouble eating the peel.
A good number of fruits and veggies are waxed. Apples, peaches, tomatoes and more. Most of the things that look shiny are waxed.
Now on to pesticides. Most fruits and veggies come in contact with pesticides. It is easier to remove the skin than worry about the pesticides. If you choose not to peel make sure you wash the fruits and veggies off well. You can also consider buying organic produce.
When you peel the skin off the food loses some nutrients.
I still peel her foods. I was planning to start leaving some of the peels on when she turns 1. Like the grapes and pears. I think apple and potatoes may still be a bit tough for her so I'll continue to peel for a bit longer.
My toddler hated apples with skins. We gave her organic apples, so she could have eatten it with no problem but she only bit it off and spit it out. Talk about a mess! we started peeling it to avoid the clean up lol