Dried fruits provide a child with plenty of nutrients and keeps them full for a long period of time. They also reduce a child's junk food cravings as they keep them full. Dried fruits help in child's growth and brain development. Dried fruits that can be given to children - almonds, walnuts, raisins, dates.
Dried fruits should be introduced in a baby's diet only after 1 year. If there is an history of nut allergy in the family, it is better to introduce nuts after 3 years. For children below 5 years, give the dried fruits in powdered or chopped form.