When it comes to nourishing your little one, crackers can be a versatile addition to their diet. They offer a myriad of benefits that make them an excellent food choice for toddlers.

First and foremost, crackers are incredibly convenient. As any parent knows, life with a young child can be fast-paced and demanding. Having a readily available, portable snack option like crackers can be a lifesaver, whether you’re on the go or need a quick fix between meals.

We love crackers for their versatility. They can be utilised as a vehicle for other nutrient-dense foods. For example dipping crackers into some hummus or spreading some nut butter over a cracker.

However, it’s important to note that not all crackers are created equal. A trip to the supermarket can be confusing with countless brands, each claiming their crackers are the healthiest option. This abundance of choices can be overwhelming for parents trying to make the best decisions for their child’s nutrition.

That’s why we have sifted through the options to identify our top picks specifically tailored to toddlers.


Here’s what to to look out for when choosing a healthy cracker for you little one:

1. Rich in wholegrains: choose crackers made with whole grains such as whole wheat, oats, brown rice and quinoa. It should be the first ingredient listed in the ingredients list.


2. High fibre: fibre can help slow down how fast food is digested and keep your little one fuller for longer. When we eat fibre rich foods (like whole grains, vegetables, pulses, etc.), we are usually getting other important nutrients too, like B vitamins. Fibre also helps keep the digestive system healthy and can help with constipation.


3. Low Sodium: It’s hard to avoid sodium altogether but when it comes to crackers, aim to choose low sodium options ideally with less than 400mg sodium per 100g.


4. Minimal artificial additives: Look for crackers with simple, easy-to-pronounce ingredients. Avoid those with excessive artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. Opt for natural, wholesome options whenever possible.


Dietitian’s top recommended crackers

Bottom Line

Remember to always read labels, do your own research, and consult with a dietitian if you have specific concerns about your child’s dietary needs. With the right choices, crackers can be a tasty and nutritious addition to your toddler’s diet!


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