This is Day 88 of the Green in 365 series!
So you’re ready to start your baby on solid food, but you might be wondering which foods are best to feed your baby. Based on our experience of feeding two babies the Baby Led Weaning way, here are some of our babies favorite first foods.
Best First Foods for Babies
- Carrots, cooked and soft
- Apples, cooked and soft
- Egg yolks, boiled or scrambled
- Ground Beef
- Shredded Chicken
- Sweet Potato
- Broccoli, cooked and soft
We have found that when we’re eating a mostly grain-free diet that we can feed our baby the same foods that our family eats for meals. Eggs, fruit or yogurt for breakfast, avocados and cheese for lunch, meat and cooked veggies for dinner. We start with feeing our babies one meal a day, usually dinner, and then gradually increase their food as they grow and get older.
You may wonder about feeding your baby foods that are seasoned and spiced for your family, and our experience has been that our babies love seasoned foods. Our daughter loves to eat ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning when we’re having taco night. We don’t like to eat bland food, and I think baby’s want their food to taste good too!
I’d encourage you to give Baby Led Weaning a try with your baby as they are ready to start solid foods and you will see how great it is for both you and your baby!
- Baby Led Weaning by Tracey Murkett and Gill Rapley – This is the comprehensive guide for the method of beginning your baby on solid foods and skipping purees and baby food altogether!
- Real Food for Mother and Baby by Nina Planck – This book has lots of great advice about first foods for baby and the importance of feeding your baby real, whole foods.
What were your baby’s favorite first foods?
Find all the Green in 365 posts.
- Breastfeeding: The Greenest Way to Feed Your Baby
- Starting Solids: Benefits of Baby Led Weaning
- Following Baby Led Weaning for Starting Solids
- Baby Led Weaning: Helpful Resources
- Feeding Baby – Breastfeeding and Beyond
- Feeding Baby: Breastfeeding and Beyond, Part II
Disclaimer: Please remember, I am not a doctor or medical provider, and this post should not be taken as medical advice. Please read and research for yourself to make the best decisions you can for you and your family.
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