ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Health benefits of Curd for infants and toddlers

Updated on May 21, 2013

Curd, the best summer food for Kids

The scorching summer is making people, especially children sick in Indian cities and villages. In cities like Chennai and Delhi, summer lasts for several months and brings extreme misery in the lives of people. Chicken pox, jaundice and urinary infection is very common among children in summer days. In the beginning week of may I heard from my son’s school principal that less than fifty percent of the students were present in school during May first week. Summer heat is making kids sick. Body heat is triggering diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, dehydration and weight loss in children. Eating sweets, meat, fried items and other oily foods make summer more intolerable for children. Stomach heat and diarrhea is very common among children during summer. The best food that can cool child’s body in summer is curd. Curd has immense health benefits and is a great food for babies.

Curd or yoghurt for healthy stomach, healthy colon

If child gets a diarrhea, the best food you can give him is curd. Rice with curd makes an excellent food combination. Curd rice would soothe child’s colon and arrest diarrhea. Curd would cool stomach and body. Curd is a natural probiotic and helps body regain the useful bacteria that is lost through antibiotic treatment. Infants and toddlers get severe diarrhea when they are treated for cold and other diseases through antibiotic. Antibiotic would wash off the useful bacteria from intestines leading to severe diarrhea in children. Curd and yoghurt would help body restore the lost bacteria. I give my child curd with rice whenever he is affected by diarrhea. Curd is a daily food for him. I give him curd rice as lunch every day. You can give curd vegetable mix salad along with roti or chappathi. Take a cup of curd and add sliced onion, carrot and cucumber. Add little bit of salt. Kids will like this salad along with their lunch. This salad would curb the body heat in hot and humid climate.

Including yoghurt in child’s diet

Include curd in toddler’s diet daily. If child likes to have sweetened curd, put few dates into curd. You can also add fruits and berries to curd. Kids will like this sweet form of curd. Make a habit of giving curd fruit salad every day. Some children like curd sweetened with sugar. Adding fruits is better than adding sugar. During summer season kids should be given a cup of salted curd or sweetened curd every day. But ensure that the child is not given yoghurt with high sugar content. Add sugar, just to give a light flavor. Sweetening with fresh fruits is the best.

Curd, an easily digestible healthy food for children

Curd gets digested easily. It is therefore recommended when the child is affected with stomach problem and diarrhea. Compared to milk and other forms of milk including ghee, butter and cheese, curd is the easily digestible form of milk. Unlike milk, curd is less likely to cause indigestion, stomach pain and diarrhea. Curd is therefore recommended for infants above 1 year of age. Adding fruits is better than adding sugar. During summer season kids should be given a cup of salted curd or sweetened curd every day. But ensure that the child is not given yoghurt with high sugar content. Add sugar, just to give a light flavor. Sweetening with fresh fruits is the best way.

Curd for health and immunity

It is found that children who are regularly given yoghurt are less prone to diseases compared to other children who don’t eat yoghurt. Curd is rich with bacterial cultures that would encourage the white cells that help fight infection. Children who are given curd in their daily diet would be less vulnerable to viral infections and bacterial infections.

Yoghurt, a wonderful source of calcium and minerals

Being a good source of calcium, curd or yoghurt makes a healthy food for children. Curd enables better calcium absorption in body compared to milk. Eating curd would give the best benefits of calcium. Even though milk is also rich in calcium, the calcium in the milk is not fully absorbed into the body. Curd is therefore more recommended than milk. Curd is also rich with protein and minerals that are essential for the growth of children. Curd allows a better absorption of minerals and calcium in the body because of the presence of lactic acid.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      Ankaj Dubey 

      5 years ago

      Curd is one of the good source of probiotic instead of children adult can also take in antibiotic assosiated diarrhea

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Thank u soooo much...

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      can we give Curd to infant baby

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks a tonne. Very useful info... I was actually looking for an article about the benefits of curd??? Or if curd is good or bad for 1 yr and up. Cos my 15 months old love curd. And lucky me :) found all that I was looking for right here... Very satisfied mom and a reader... Thumbs up, very useful info... God bless!!! Cheers!!!

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks for this .it's a useful information for all mothers

    • profile image

      Rekha raju 

      5 years ago

      Hello my daughter s 22 months old, she never eats solid foods has health mix porridge, pedia sure and fruit juices and sundal what should I do to make her eat solid food

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for this information. It make a good reference article for parents with small children. Voted Up and Useful.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)