The day the pediatrician tells you baby can have solids is a milestone! After the news has sunk you will need to check to make sure you all the essentials (see some of our favorite feeding essentials here) and get the first food they will get to taste. If you want to to try making baby’s food here are a few easy recipes for some of baby’s first foods.
Brown Rice Cereal
Put 1/4 cup brown rice into a blender or food processor until finely ground into a powder. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil and slowly whisk in 2 tbsp of the rice powder until dissolved. Mix in breast milk or formula as desired until cereal reaches the right consistency.
Wash, peel, core and cut the apple. Place apple chunks into a saucepan filled with water and bring water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer until apple chunks are tender. Drain from pan and run under cold water. Place cooked apple chunks into blender or food processor and blend, add water until applesauce reaches desired consistency.
Peel a ripe banana and add to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, add water until puree reaches desired consistency.
Wash the squash, cut in half and scoop out the seeds. Put 1/2 inch of water into baking dish, place halves face down into the dishes and bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or until squash can be easily scooped with a spoon. Scoop flesh into a bowl and allow to cool. Place cooled squash into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, add water until it reaches desired consistency.
Wash and poke holes in sweet potato with a fork and wrap in tin foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until soft. Remove skins, allow to cool then place into blender or food processor and puree. Add water until puree reaches desired consistency.
Here are a few more of our favorites:
Carrots from Chocolate and Carrots
Pears from Wholesome Baby Food
Mango Blueberry from Weelicious
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Consult your child’s pediatrician before introducing any new foods into baby’s diet.