So last night I picked up so yams and mangos to make some baby food for DD. The yams I plan on cutting into chunks and boiling, then processing. The mangos though.....Do I cook those? Do I leave them raw and process them? I don't eat mangos, don't like them, but I figured just cause I don't doesn't mean DD won't. Lol. So any helpful hints would be great! Also, what other kinds of veggies and fruits should I pick up next time? I just started her on solids, and I am new to this whole making your own baby food thing. Lol Thanks Mamas!!!
I would steam most anything you use to kill any possible bacteria. Spinach, peas, carrots, broccoli, potatoes, squash, green beans, bananas, apples, all are great baby foods if steamed and pureed. Keep in mind there are some foods babies should not have til they reach at least one year old. Those include honey, peanut butter, nuts, acidic fruits like tomato, orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, corn, egg whites, whole milk, wheat, grapes, shellfish, and chocolate. Reasons for this include botulism from honey, allergies from the nuts shellfish, berries, wheat, milk, and egg white, and choking hazard form the grapes. Here is a great link for the site where I got this information: http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/forbiddenbabyfood.htm
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