New eaters only need about 1 to 2 tablespoons of food, so keep portions small.
Be on the lookout for allergies, especially when feeding your child foods that have common allergens. Common allergens include eggs, peanut, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.
The newest evidence shows there is no benefit in delaying introducing these foods beyond 6 months or even to introducing foods in any particular order.
Most of all, don’t forget to have fun!
Some people choose to go organic, wild, pastured, and grass-fed whenever possible. Some foods might be higher in pesticide residue, including:
sweet bell peppers
snap peas (imported)
1. Pea purée
Peas really are a small yet mighty source of nutrition, packing vitamins A and C, iron, protein, and calcium. If skin of the peas makes the texture less appealing for your son or daughter, ensure that you strain them to produce it as smooth as possible. View the recipe.
2. Banana purée
Often called a “perfect” food, bananas are rich in potassium and fiber. Bananas may also be called certainly one of nature’s own antacids and are very gentle on the stomach. Although bananas are one of the greatest first foods for babies, be cautious never to overdo it. Too much banana can cause constipation. View the recipe.
3. Baby brown rice cereal
Rice cereal is one of the very common foods to introduce because it’s less allergenic and easily digested. Mixing it to a fairly thin texture will help babies make the transition from an all-liquid diet to a more solid one. This same process could be placed on steel-cut oats. View the recipe.
4. Avocado purée
This buttery treat is an excellent “good fats” food for the baby’s brain and physical development. Plus, the creamy texture of perfectly ripe avocado is one that babies seem to love. To greatly help prevent browning, put the avocado pit in the puree when refrigerating. View the recipe.
5. Baked sweet potato purée
In-the-know adults eat sweet potatoes for his or her health benefits. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, so it’s wise your baby can take advantage of this delicious tuber, too. An easy purée with a little water or your baby’s milk produces a yummy and nutritious first food. View the recipe.
6. First carrots purée
Carrots really are a wonderful introduction to solids due to their naturally sweet taste and pleasant texture. This simple preparation of carrots provides a rich way to obtain the antioxidant beta carotene and vitamin A. View the recipe.
7. Pumpkin thyme purée
This easy and elegant seasonal recipe is full of beta carotene, potassium, and iron. Create a big batch and freeze it in ice cube trays for single-portion servings for later! View the recipe.
8. First spinach with white yams
This simple combination of spinach and yams adds a healthier dose of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and folate to your baby’s diet. The yams add a touch of sweetness to create a pleasant introduction to greens. View the recipe.
9. Beets and blueberry mash
Not just is this blend a lovely shade of magenta, but it is also a nutritious mix of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. You can also mix this purée with only a little cereal for a delicious breakfast for the baby. View the recipe.
10. Avocado and banana baby food
This is a pairing of two wonderful foods: avocados (good fats and fiber) and bananas (potassium and vitamin C). The banana also adds a bit of sweetness and lightens up the usually dense avocado purée. Nix the sugar, and stick to the natural sweetness of the ingredients themselves for young babies. View the recipe.
11. Veggies and sole purée
Potatoes, carrots, peas, and fish make for a delicious combination that’s ready to consume in under 8 minutes. Vegit is really a seasoning ingredient in this recipe that may also be subbed for Mrs. Dash, another low-sodium seasoning. This is a superb, simple introduction to fish for your baby. View the recipe.
12. Butternut squash and pear purée
Butternut squash is a great ingredient since it rarely causes allergies. Pear adds an additional touch of sweetness to this recipe. View the recipe.
13. Papaya Purée
Papayas have a higher acidity than a lot of other fruits, so it’s best to wait until your baby is 7 or 8 months old to introduce this fruit. The enzymes in papaya (and in pineapple) aid digestion, so this may be a great food to help relieve your baby’s constipation or tummy troubles. View the recipe.
14. Whitefish, carrot, and leek purée
This purée combination is a savory, brain-boosting powerhouse. Whitefish contain omega-3 fatty acids and could help boost the development of the baby’s central nervous system. Leeks are thought by some to provide cardiovascular support and carrots are packed with antioxidants. View the recipe.
15. Quinoa Ratatouille
Baby’s first French classic couldn’t be tastier! Traditional ratatouille ingredients meet the super grain — quinoa — in a wonderful “gourmet” purée. View the recipe.
16. Baby beef stew
This baby-friendly version of a classic comfort food is full of iron, thanks to the beef. The recipe requires a bit more prep time than other baby food recipes, but your property will smell amazing. View the recipe.
17. Raw baby purée of blueberries, mango, avocado, and mild chilies
Another nutrient-dense combination, this recipe combines creamy avocado, tangy mango, blueberries, and the interesting addition of mild green chilies! View the recipe.
18. Creamy Provencal chicken
This dish incorporates Herbes de Provence, a delicate blend of spices that will help introduce your child to more exciting flavors, with no addition of salt. View the recipe.
19. Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa is really a protein-packed grain which makes a great addition to your growing baby’s diet. This adds a thrilling new texture to the banana mash, an ingredient that your baby probably already loves. Also, try serving cooked quinoa alone to your baby. The cooked seeds stick to the baby’s fingers, which makes it a simple food to eat. View the recipe.
20. Cherry and mint Greek yogurt baby food purée
This homemade cherry purée is a delightful topping for the yogurt base. Ensure that you use full-fat yogurt! View the recipe.
21. Apricot and banana food with cinnamon
Spice things up in the baby’s diet with a rush of cinnamon. For a good breakfast, try adding this purée to a little bit of cereal or cooked oatmeal, that may also create a great breakfast. View the recipe.
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