Baby Food

In 2019 I had my first little one. I knew early on that I wanted to make my own baby food. At first, it was because I wanted to be able to reuse the food containers as a way of cutting my waste. I didn’t want to be recycling countless food jars when I could buy a handful of them to use over and over. Then, I saw baby food meat and thought WOW… I just can’t give that to my baby.

Please, ask me any questions you have! Making your own baby food can seem intimidating but its actually pretty simple. And its super fresh for baby! Below you can find some of my favorite (and easy) recipes. I have also included my Goodreads shelf for all of the books I read learning about this topic. You can check out my reviews on those below.


1st Food

1st Foods are the first foods baby can eat after milk! This is such an exciting time for you and your little one. They consist of 1 ingredient, pureed foods.

Age: 4-6 months, baby is showing signs that he/she is ready

1st Food recipes will mostly contain information on cooking and storing each food. When introducing a new food, feed it to your baby for 24-48 hours before introducing the next food. This will help you rule out any allergies baby might have.

If baby doesn’t like a food on the first try, don’t worry. It is recommended that a baby try a food 10-15 times before completely ruling it out. A lot is going on in baby’s life right now. Be patient as they adjust to life at the table.

Always check with your pediatrician before starting baby on a new diet.


2nd food

2nd Foods are prepared a little chunkier than 1st Foods. A wider variety of foods and exciting blends will be offered to baby.

6-8 months, baby has mastered single ingredient purées

2nd Food recipes will again contain information on cooking and storing each food but also add some preparing variations. The whole family may even be able to eat some of the same meals (modified for baby of course)!

New foods bring new faces as baby expresses his/her feelings about all of the change. Some meals baby may eat a lot and then not much at the next meal. Their taste buds may seem to change from meal to meal too.

Always check with your pediatrician before starting baby on a new diet.


3rd food

3rd Foods introduce more textures and finger foods. Bring out the fingers!

8-10 months, baby has mastered chunkier, multi-ingredient foods

3rd Food recipes will contain information on cooking and storing foods as well as different ways to prepare them. Baby will be able to eat some foods without any modifications.

Always check with your pediatrician before starting baby on a new diet.


4th Food

4th Foods are considered the last stage of the baby foods. After this, baby will not be such a baby anymore!

10-12+ months, small chunks of food can be eaten successfully

4th Food recipes will contain a lot of the same things adults can eat for meals and snacks. There are some foods that baby should not be given before 12 months because of allergies. Please find more information on that HERE.

Always check with your pediatrician before starting baby on a new diet.