Bananas = the EASIEST food to prepare for your baby ever! Seriously…you don’t even need to wash them! I know a lot of moms give bananas as one of their babies first foods but I was hesitant because of their constipating nature. Baby boy had a bit of trouble with “keeping things going” (hence the peas, pears, and peaches!), so I was afraid to give him something that would only complicate the matter (no pun intended). Now that he is 8 months old (yikes!), he has been pretty regular lately, so it’s time to add in bananas!
Homemade baby food: Bananas!
- Select banana. I opted for a nice yellow one, not too green, and not brown yet. Perfect!
- Cut off a chunk. I will slice off a chunk, peel and all. I then put the rest of the banana in a baggie or just leave it in the fruit dish. When I serve it again, I will slice off another chunk, but discard the very end that is all rubbery from sitting out.
- Mash the banana. A fork works wonderfully to mash the banana into soft bits. I add just a bit of breast milk because my son is eating chunkier purees now, but if your baby is itty bitty you can mix in enough liquid (breast milk/formula) to make it pretty smooth and thin.
Because bananas can cause constipation in little ones, I usually just give just a bit with breakfast after his apples and oatmeal. I have even offered it every other day so he is not eating large quantities of it.
Next up: Avocados!