Puree for Baby Food: A Quick Guide
Before purees, your baby’s first food will probably be a combination of dry infant cereals and breast or formula milk.
Initially, prepare a thin mixture for your baby and give it to them for a few days to determine if they can tolerate it. If they develop diarrhea, repeated vomiting, or rashes, they might be allergic to cereals.
Once you determine they can have cereals without a problem, make thicker preparations. Three to five days later, you can introduce other foods one at a time.
What To Puree:
Foods you can puree for baby food are fruits, vegetables, and even meat. While it’s preferable to use fresh produce, you can also use the canned and frozen varieties; just be mindful of their content as they might have extra sugars, salt, or fats.
Fruits and Vegetables
You can use almost all kinds of fruits and vegetables, like ripe bananas, prunes, peaches, pears. For veggies, consider potatoes, sweet potatoes, and squash.
Just limit their high-nitrate vegetable portions to 1 to 2 tablespoons per feeding. Examples of high-nitrate vegetables are cabbage, carrots, celery, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, and turnips.