Pumpkin purée

Pumpkins are not just for carving at Halloween. They are also great for roasting, baking and weaning. The flesh is really sweet and watery, making it an easy first taste for spoon fed weaning. This recipe is suitable for 4 months+ and is also great for making a Spiced Pumpkin Cake. Makes approximately 15 portions….

Pear purée

A great first taste for weaning is poached pear. It’s really soft, sweet, can be mixed with other fruits and is easy to pop in the freezer. This recipe is suitable for 4 months+ and is a great option for spoon fed weaning. Makes approximately 3 portions. Ingredients 1 pear Breast or formula milk Method…

Apple purée

Apples are a great first taste for babies as they are sweet and light, making them easy to digest. The best apples to use are Braeburn, Sweet Delicious Red Delicious. If you want to give your purée an extra taste, you could add a little cinnamon to give it some warmth.  This recipe is suitable…

Carrot puree

Carrots are a great first taste as they are naturally sweet. This recipe is suitable for 4 months+ and is a great option for spoon fed weaning. Makes approximately 3 portions. Suitable for freezing.   Ingredients 1 large carrot Breast or formula milk Method Peel and chop the carrot into slices then boil for 6-8…

Roasted butternut squash puree

A great first taste for your little one to try aged 6 months+. Butternut squash is naturally sweet and roasting it gives an even better flavour – a great option for spoon fed weaning. Makes approximately 8 portions. Suitable for freezing. Ingredients 1 butternut squash Breast or formula milk Method Preheat the oven to 200…

Should you do mixed feeding?

If you can’t decided what the best technique for baby weaning is or you like elements from both spoon fed and baby led, perhaps mixed feeding is the option for you. Mixed feeding combines the purees offered in spoon feeding with the soft foods to pick up in baby led weaning. It’s a good way…

Spoon fed weaning

What is spoon fed weaning? This process involves different foods being offered to your baby from a spoon in the form of a purée. These first tastes are usually different fruits and vegetables that are blended down very thinly to ease the transition from milk to solids. Feeding from a spoon is the opposite technique…