BABY FOOD RECIPES and TIPS
CONGRATULATIONS! It’s time for a new food journey with your little one. Make sure your food is always age appropriate. Never hesitate to consult with your pediatrician before introducing new foods. We recommend spacing new foods 4 days apart, so you can spot and identify any food allergies. Have fun and be creative!
#1 Sweet Potato Puree - 4 to 6 months
Peel and slice 2 Sweet Potatoes
Gentle boil for about 15 minutes in about 1 cup of water. The sweet potatoes should break apart easily.
Puree sweet potatoes in blender or food processor
Add small amounts of sweet potato water until you've reached your desired consistency (try using breast milk or formula as an alternative to water)
Cool and serve, refrigerate or freeze immediately.
Tip: When freezing, use an ice tray for smaller individual servings.
Tip: Try adding some pear or apple puree to make it a bit sweeter.
REMINDER: Many pediatricians will remind you that breast milk or formula feeding should still be your babies main source of nutrition until the age of 1.
AVOID: A few common food allergens are eggs, milk, wheat, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.
Honey is should be avoided the first year because it can cause botulism.
Wait until your baby is 10 - 12 months before trying gas-inducing foods such as beans, broccoli, onions, fruit juice, wheat, cauliflower, garlic and dairy. A gassy baby isn’t a happy baby.