The Top 12 1st Foods For Baby + 12 Recipes!

When it comes to introducing solids to your baby, this exciting milestone doesn’t have to be so intimidating. Whether you take the Baby Led Weaning route or start with purees, knowledge is power and always makes things easier. Homemade baby food doesn’t have to be complicated.

Enjoy this round-up featuring the best first foods you can feed your baby, easily and nutritionally! 

  • First Tastes of Food For Baby

    First Tastes of Food For Baby

    Click through for a selection of wonderful first foods and simple recipes to introduce to your baby!

  • Avocado

    Avocado

    The world’s most perfect miracle food! Avocados are considered one of the best foods you can introduce your baby to. They require no cooking and are full of a HUGE list of vitamins and nutrients.
    According to Wholesome Baby Food.

  • Ripe Bananas

    Ripe Bananas

    Easy to mash up, thick and creamy – making it an easy to digest, nutritious first food for baby. Add breast milk or formula to desired consistency, and add to cereal or other food when your baby is ready for pairings. (7 months, if you’ve started introducing solids at 6 months). Rich in minerals and vitamins A, C and folate.
    According to Ask Dr. Sears.

  • Apples

    Apples

    Known as a wonder-fruit, apples are right up there with squash and avocados as a perfect first food for baby, containing pretty much all of the vitamins and minerals they need.
    According to Wholesome Baby Food.

  • Pear

    Pear

    High in potassium, fibre and vitamin C; pears are nice and gentle on a baby’s tummy making it a great choice for your baby’s first taste of food.
    Learn more about pears here!

  • Papaya

    Papaya

    Naturally sweet, papayas can be prepared in a multitude of ways – full of the vitamins and nutrients your baby needs.
    According to Wholesome Baby Food.

  • Peaches

    Peaches

    Full of vitamins C, A and fibre – peaches are a naturally sweet and popular choice to make your baby’s first taste of food a positive one!
    According to Homemade Baby Food.

  • Blueberries

    Blueberries

    Many things have changed regarding when you can introduce berries to your baby. Blueberries, specifically have been found perfectly fine, nutritious and delicious first food for your baby.
    Learn more about feeding blueberries (and other berries) to your little one here.

  • Pumpkin

    Pumpkin

    Actually a fruit, pumpkins are a seasonally delicious first food for your baby which don’t have to be as daunting to prepare as you may think. Simply cut a sugar pumpkin in half (scoop out the seeds and save for you and your older kids if you have ‘em!) and roast on a parchment lined backing sheet for about an hour. The inside will scoop out wonderfully. Mash and add breast-milk or formula to desired consistency. Freezes magnificently!
    Read more on just how healthy pumpkins are here.

  • Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potatoes

    The long list of nutritional benefits belonging to yams is long and attractive when your thinking about introducing solids to your baby. Easy to prepare and delicious, I’ve yet to meet a baby who refuses these tasty spuds.
    Learn more on Ask Dr. Sears.

  • Butternut Squash

    Butternut Squash

    Winter squash is such an awesome first food to introduce your baby to. They are high in vitamins and absolutely delicious.
    Read more on the many attributes of squash.

  • Mango

    Mango

    It’s recommended to wait until your baby is around 7-8 months to introduce this fruit to your baby, but I included it as it pairs so well with most others.
    Learn more about mangos, when and how to introduce them to your baby.

  • Oatmeal

    Oatmeal

    Leave the sugary, empty white carbs on the shelf at the grocery store and puree organic oatmeal or sleet cut oats for your little one when you make it for yourself! Add breast-milk or formula to desired consistency.
    Learn more about the benefits of making homemade baby cereal here.

  • Pear & Apricot Puree

    Pear & Apricot Puree

    Another great combination fruit puree to make for your baby once they’ve gotten through having some single first foods on their own.
    Get the recipe on Babble.

  • Papaya Banana

    Papaya Banana

    An easy, non-cook option you can mix together for your baby once they’ve gotten through eating a bevvy of single foods on their own.
    Get the recipe on Babble.

  • Sweet Oat & Peach Pumpkin Puree

    Sweet Oat & Peach Pumpkin Puree

    Remember, this is for your baby. Not you!
    Find the recipe on Nurofen For Children.

  • Sweet Potato & Peach

    Sweet Potato & Peach

    A sweet and savoury combination your little one will be sure to love!
    Find the recipe on Homemade Baby Food Recipes.

  • Make Your Own Organic Brown Rice  / Oat Cereals

    Make Your Own Organic Brown Rice / Oat Cereals

    Did you know you don’t have to start your baby on white rice cereal? You can easily make your own brown rice cereal, which contains many more vitamins and nutrients for your little one.
    Find the recipe and step-by-step instructions on Baby’s 1st Year (Babble).
    Learn more about why white cereal can wait!

  • Roasted Pumpkin

    Roasted Pumpkin

    Just in time for the holidays!
    Find the recipe on Homemade Baby Food Recipes.

  • Blueberry Banana

    Blueberry Banana

    This was a favourite for both of my babies. They’ve since graduated to regular food, but banana and blueberry remain toppers as a food choice for them.
    Find the no-cook recipe on We Luv Moms.

  • Banana, Avocado and Kiwi

    Banana, Avocado and Kiwi

    Fit for a prince! (Or princess).
    Find the non-cook recipe on Enterloop.

  • Avocado Mango

    Avocado Mango

    So easy to make, so delicious. I caught my mister easting it a few times too, which is fine – because I rather enjoyed it myself.
    Find the non-cook recipe on Baby’s 1st Year (Babble).

  • Applesauce For Baby

    Applesauce For Baby

    The long list of nutritional benefits belonging to yams is long and attractive when your thinking about introducing solids to your baby. Easy to prepare and delicious, I’ve yet to meet a baby who refuses these tasty spuds.
    Learn more on Ask Dr. Sears.

  • Pear & Apricot Puree

    Pear & Apricot Puree

    Another great combination fruit puree to make for your baby once they’ve gotten through having some single first foods on their own.
    Get the recipe on Babble.

  • Papaya Banana

    Papaya Banana

    An easy, non-cook option you can mix together for your baby once they’ve gotten through eating a bevvy of single foods on their own.
    Get the recipe on Babble.

You should always consult with your physician/pediatrician before starting your baby on solid foods.

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