Best first food to give baby

Do's and Don'ts for Baby's First Foods

Breastfeeding has been shown to improve infant, child and maternal health outcomes and help control healthcare costs, but how long should breastfeeding last and when should parents introduce solid foods?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend exclusive breastfeeding, meaning the infant receives only breast milk, during the first six months of life for optimal nutrition and health benefits.

Once solid foods are introduced, health professionals recommend continuing breastfeeding through 12 months of age and, after that, as desired by mother and baby. Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone. When you start introducing children to the world of solid foods, you are helping them shape their relationship with food and establish a healthy eating style. The timing for introducing solid foods will depend on the infant, but it is not recommended before the age of four months or after the age of six months.

Not sure how to get your baby started on solid foods? Consider these helpful tips.

Is Your Baby Ready to Transition?

Each child's readiness for solid food depends on their own rate of development. Signs a baby may be ready to start solid foods include sitting up with minimal support, demonstrating good head control, bringing objects to the mouth or grasping at small objects. Check with your pediatrician before starting solid foods.

Getting Started With Solids

Solid foods may be introduced in any order. However, puréed meats, poultry, beans and iron-fortified cereals are recommended as first foods, especially if your baby has been primarily breastfed, since they provide key nutrients. Only one new single-ingredient food should be introduced at a time.

Softer textures are very important when first introducing foods. Infants usually start with pureed or mashed foods around six months. As infants develop chewing and motor skills, they are able to handle items like soft pieces of fruit and finger foods. As the child ages, a variety of healthful foods is encouraged.

Weaning From Breastfeeding

When deciding if you should wean your baby to a bottle or a cup, consider their developmental readiness. Between 7 and 8 months, most infants will drink small amounts of liquid from a cup or a glass when someone else holds it. Older babies and toddlers often have the coordination to drink fluids from a cup by themselves.

If your baby is under 12 months of age and you are not continuing to breastfeed, wean from breast milk to iron-fortified infant formula. If your baby is 12 months or older, whole cow’s milk is appropriate.

Food Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Food safety concerns for infants and toddlers include food allergies, choking and risks for foodborne illness. Keep the following safety tips in mind:

Do talk with your pediatrician about the risk of food allergies. Introducing one new food at a time, every several days, allows time to monitor for allergic reactions. Current evidence does not indicate needing to wait beyond 4 to 6 months before introducing potential allergy-causing foods such as eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts and fish. In fact, introducing peanut-containing foods as early as 4 to 6 months of age may help prevent a peanut allergy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends introducing potentially allergenic foods when other complementary foods are introduced to an infant’s diet. Parents with concerns about food allergies should discuss how to include these foods with their pediatrician.

Don’t feed your baby solid foods from a bottle. It can be a choking hazard and despite a popular misconception, putting cereal in a baby's bottle won't help with sleeping through the night. Other foods that are considered to be choking hazards are listed below.

Do supervise your child while eating. Infants should be able to sit upright and face forward when you first introduce solid foods. This makes swallowing easier and choking less likely.

Don’t feed directly from the jar of food but instead spoon some food into a separate dish first. Feeding directly from the jar may introduce bacteria from your baby's mouth to the spoon and back into the food, creating a food safety issue.

Don’t feed honey to children under 12 months of age due to the risk of foodborne illness.

Examples of appropriate solid foods listed by age:

6 months:

  • Well-cooked and pureed meat, poultry or beans
  • Ground, cooked, single-grain cereal or infant cereal with breast milk or formula
  • Cooked and pureed vegetables
  • Mashed banana or avocado

9 months:

  • Well-cooked, minced or finely chopped meat, poultry or beans
  • A variety of cooked vegetables cut into small, ½ inch pieces, such as squash and green beans
  • Sliced and quartered bananas or small pieces of other soft fruits

12 months:

  • Soft, shredded meat, poultry or fish
  • Small pieces of cooked vegetables
  • Small pieces of soft, easy to chew fruits
  • Mixed food dishes the family is eating in appropriately sized pieces

Not recommended for those under 4 years of age due to the risk of choking:

  • Popcorn and whole kernel corn
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Large chunks of meat, poultry and cheese
  • Candy, gum drops and jelly beans
  • Hard, raw fruits or vegetables such as apples, celery and carrots
  • Whole grapes and cherry tomatoes, unless cut into quarters
  • Hot dogs, unless cut into strips and age appropriate, bite-size pieces
  • Sticky foods, such as peanut butter, which can get stuck in the back of the mouth – peanut butter is okay if spread thinly on bread

For toddlers and preschoolers, chop grapes, meat, poultry, hot dogs and raw vegetables and fruits into small pieces (about ½ inch or smaller).

Nurturing Healthy Relationships with Food

Establishing a positive feeding relationship during infancy can have lifetime benefits. Keep in mind that children are responsible for how much and whether they eat so always wait for your baby to pay attention to each spoonful before you feed them. Don't be afraid to let your baby touch the food in the dish and on the spoon. You wouldn't want to eat something if you didn't know anything about it, would you? In addition, know the cues that your baby is done eating. A common cue babies are full is head turning.

Whatever happens, don't get discouraged and enjoy the experience. With a little patience and creativity, you can make your baby's first solid food eating experience fun for everyone involved!


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    When to Start Baby Food

    Starting solids is an exciting and important milestone in baby’s development—one that not only opens them up to a brand-new world of flavors and textures, but also puts them on the right path to growing healthy and strong. Here’s what you need to know about how and when to start baby food for a smooth transition.

    In this article:
    When to start baby food
    How to start baby on solids
    Best first foods for baby
    Introducing allergenic foods

    When to Start Baby Food

    Knowing when to start baby food is both crucial and tricky. Starting baby on solids too early means you might increase the risk of choking, obesity and bellyaches, but introducing solids too late means you might slow baby’s growth and encourage an aversion to solid foods, among other conditions. Fortunately, doctors have zeroed in on a sweet spot for starting baby food, which is sometime between 4 and 6 months of age—though, ideally, baby should be receiving their nutrition exclusively from breast milk until the six-month mark, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). How to tell if it’s time for starting solids for your little one? Baby will give you clues, including:

    Baby can sit in a high chair comfortably on their own. This is a major sign in terms of when to start baby food, says Lauren Kupersmith, MD, a pediatrician at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone in New York City. It means baby can hold their head up and doesn’t need to be propped up to stay in the upright position, which is important to avoid choking.

    Baby looks interested at mealtime. Babies likes to mimic what we do, so if your child likes to sit up like a big kid and watch you eat, then by all means let them try eating too.

    Baby can move food to the back of their throat to swallow. But if baby tends to push the food out of their mouth—not because they don’t like it, but because they can’t seem to get the food to where it needs to go—hold off on starting solids.

    How to Start Baby on Solids

    At 4 to 6 months, most of baby’s nutrition will still come from breast milk or formula, so don’t worry if baby doesn’t like eating food right away. Introducing solids is a gradual process, and every baby learns in their own time. Here are some general guidelines for how to start baby on solids:

    Feed baby with a spoon. Letting your child go at it with their hands may seem tempting (and super-cute), but it’s best that they learn the right way from the get-go. (And even then, be prepared to clean up more than a few messes!) Also, never put cereal (or any other food) in baby’s bottle—it’s a choking hazard.

    Start slowly. When introducing solids, a half spoonful will do at first—you may even want to talk baby through it (“Yummy!”). To make it easier for baby to get accustomed to the idea of swallowing solids, start mealtime with a little breast milk or formula, then offer some food (again, no more than a half teaspoon at a time) and finish off with more breast milk or formula. If baby cries or turns away when you present the spoon, try again some other time. Start off with introducing solids at one meal a day, then slowly work your way up. The morning is a good place to start, since baby is often hungriest at that time. When starting solids, baby typically won’t eat more than an ounce or two in one sitting.

    Try new foods more than once. Since babies’ tastes will evolve, you may need to try a food 20 times before a baby actually likes it, says Kupersmith.

    Stick with the same food for three days before trying another one. This makes it easy to track whether baby is allergic to a particular food.

    Try foods in different forms. If baby doesn’t like pureed food, try it mashed. After all, baby is learning about new textures as well as new tastes. It may be a case of trial and error until you find a winner.

    Best First Foods for Baby

    Got baby safely strapped into the high chair and bib? You’re ready to finally start feeding baby solids! There aren’t any official food rules for babies starting solids, and there’s no scientific evidence suggesting you should introduce one type of food before another, assuming the foods aren’t choking hazards. Nevertheless, baby cereal (such as oatmeal, rice and barley) is an “easy training food,” says Kupersmith, which is why it’s often recommended as baby’s first food; you can always mix it with more milk to build up to a thicker consistency. Many doctors also recommend starting vegetables before fruits, but there’s no evidence that this would make babies like vegetables more when they grow up—babies innately love sweets, and the order of introducing solids to baby doesn’t change that.

    So why not simply start introducing solids with something you think baby will like? Here are a few common first foods for baby that are healthy and easy to eat (and, in the case sweet potato and banana, also easy to digest). Whatever you decide to feed baby, mash it with a fork or puree before serving whenever introducing solids.

    • Baby cereal, such as oatmeal, rice, barley
    • Sweet potato
    • Banana
    • Avocado
    • Apples
    • Pears
    • Green beans
    • Butternut squash

    If your child has been breastfeeding, check with your pediatrician about getting a jump on pureed chicken or beef when you’re starting solids. These foods contain easily absorbable forms of iron and zinc, which baby needs by 4 to 6 months, according to the AAP.

    At around 9 months, baby should have already worked their way up to a variety of foods, including cereal, vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs and fish (see below regarding the last two). (Keep in mind, though, that baby will still get the majority of their nutrients from breast milk or formula until age one.) By now, baby will probably settle on three meals a day along with two snacks. Let them consume about 4 ounces of solids at each meal (equivalent to a small jar of strained baby food) and about half that amount for each snack.

    Save honey and cow’s milk for after baby’s first birthday—there’s a risk for infant botulism with honey (a type of bacterial poisoning), and baby’s tummy isn’t prepared to digest large amounts of cow’s milk until they’re about one year old. Avoid adult processed foods and foods that are choking hazards (such as sticky foods, like large gobs of peanut butter; hard foods that are difficult to gum, like raw vegetables, nuts, seeds and popcorn; and round, slippery foods that haven’t been cut up, like grapes and cherry tomatoes). Instead, the first foods for baby, and those in the months that follow, should be soft and served mashed, pureed or (once baby seems ready to move up from the really mushy stuff) cut up into really little bits. “There’s pretty much free reign at that point,” Kupersmith says.

    Introducing Solids Chart

    Hesitant about improvising your first foods for baby? That’s okay too. If you prefer an “introducing solids chart” to help you plan out baby’s path, the guide below can come in handy.

    Image: The Bump

    Introducing Allergenic Foods

    Much of the confusion around when to start baby food stems from questions concerning allergenic foods. These are foods that babies are most often allergic to. The major culprits include dairy, eggs, fish, peanuts and tree nuts. In the past, parents were advised to hold off on exposing baby to these foods, but now doctors recommend introducing them early, often and in age-appropriate format, which means starting off with purees and soft textures.

    “Dairy is an easy starting point, given options such as yogurt and cheese,” says David Stukus, MD, director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. You can also try scrambled eggs in small amounts, although baby may not be too pleased with the texture at first.

    As far as peanut products go, the National Institutes of Health issued new guidelines in 2017 that encourage parents of children at high risk for peanut allergies to incorporate them into baby’s diet at 4 to 6 months of age. Giving these babies peanut products before the age of one actually decreases their risk of developing a peanut allergy before age 5 by 81 percent, compared to kids who are introduced to peanuts later in life. Parents of kids without the food allergy risk can start peanut products whenever they’d like, as long as the nuts are in an age-appropriate form: Peanut butter can be thinned out with water or mixed into a fruit or vegetable puree, and peanut powder can also be mixed into cereal and fruits. Don’t give whole peanuts or pieces of peanuts, since they’re a choking risk.

    Allergic reactions to food are never just a fluke; they will happen with every exposure. Symptoms can range from mild (such as a rash or vomiting) to severe (such as trouble breathing). If baby has a food allergy, you’ll notice a reaction within minutes or up to two hours after eating the problematic food, Stukus says. If the symptoms are severe, call 911 right away. Otherwise, talk to your pediatrician; she can help confirm whether it’s an allergy or some other type of condition (such as a viral illness).

    Expert bios:*

    Lauren Kupersmith, MD, IBCLC, is a pediatrician and clinical instructor at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone in New York City, as well as a certified lactation consultant. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College in 2005.

    David Stukus, MD, is the director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an associate professor of pediatrics in the division of allergy and immunology and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. He earned his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2002.

    Updated January 2020

    Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

    what products are possible, features of complementary foods

    It is no secret that young and not very experienced mothers receive information on the nutrition of an infant, including recommendations on how to introduce the first complementary foods, mainly from two sources: grandmother's stories and from the Internet. Unfortunately, both of these respected sources of information may voluntarily or not voluntarily, but be very mistaken, since grandmothers grew up in a more prosperous time in terms of environmental conditions, and the Internet is littered with various articles that are rarely written by professionals, moreover, they rely either on explicit outdated guides on baby food, or frankly on unverified information. nine0003

    In this article, I will try to combine the latest scientific data and recommendations on how to introduce the first complementary foods with many years of observations from the experience of a practical pediatrician and an allergist-immunologist.

    At what age is it time to introduce the first complementary foods

    According to the recommendations of the Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, the first complementary foods can be introduced from 4.5 - 5 months, regardless of the type of feeding. This is "average". In practice, the choice of when to start introducing complementary foods still depends on the individual characteristics of the child. For example, for a child with widespread atopic dermatitis (diathesis), we will not introduce complementary foods until at least acute skin symptoms, such as cracks, weeping or secondary eczema, have steadily disappeared. Increased dryness and flaking of the skin, of course, require constant application of moisturizers to the skin, but in no case are they a contraindication to the start of the introduction of the first complementary foods. nine0003

    Another important point when choosing the time to start introducing complementary foods is the dynamics of the child's weight gain. The more intensively the child gains in height and weight, the sooner he may need additional calories, since the energy value of breast milk or artificial formula alone will most likely not be enough for a child who grows faster than his peers by 4 - 5 months. We must not forget that natural products contain a fairly large range of minerals and vitamins, and a mother’s body, alas, cannot be an eternal and bottomless source of useful nutrients, somewhere something will gradually begin to be missed. nine0003

    In addition, the nature of lactation in the mother has a great influence on the timing of the introduction of complementary foods. If a nursing mother begins to feel a lack of milk, I would prefer to first give her advice on stimulating lactation, and at the same time begin to introduce complementary foods. It will be better than introducing an artificial mixture. But I repeat that the earliest start date for the introduction of the first complementary foods is the age of 4 months, before the child's body is not yet ready, the risk of developing allergies is also high.

    So, we agree with you that the first complementary foods can be introduced no earlier than 4 months of a child's life.

    First complementary foods: Which foods to choose?

    The first complementary foods, as a rule, should consist of vegetable or fruit purees, but in no case juices. Still, juices, even for children, are highly filtered, mainly contain a large amount of organic acids and “light” carbohydrates (that is, sugar, so that everyone understands). I will not waste time explaining why juices are harmful to an infant, but I will describe a clinical case from practice. nine0003

    Parents with an 8-month-old girl came to the reception. Somewhere from 5 months she practically did not gain weight, although before that all indicators were normal. In the analyzes, apart from visible signs of iron deficiency, slightly reduced hemoglobin, no pathology was also detected. The main complaint: "does not eat anything." And when I began to find out what she still eats, it turned out that the child drinks half a liter of juice every day. But porridge or cottage cheese, or mashed potatoes cannot be forced together, they spit everything out. I don't like the taste. And so - for three months. The child, of course, became very nervous, yelling at night, demanding juice. nine0003

    So draw your own conclusions and be careful.

    For the first feeding, this is now recognized by everyone, the best dishes are vegetable purees from green varieties of vegetables: zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli. The first complementary foods are introduced, starting with half a teaspoon, in the morning for three days, then gradually increase the amount of the product to 40-50 grams per week. Supplemented with breast milk or formula.

    For problems with stools, constipation, it’s good to start introducing prune puree, green apple, you can try pumpkin, even apricot puree, but in no case start with carrots. Beta-carotenoids, which are abundant in carrots, are generally poorly absorbed and can cause allergies in a child. nine0003

    Second food. Porridge or meat?

    Even 5 - 6 years ago, we taught students at the medical institute that from 5 - 5.5 months old, an infant should begin to give cereal porridge for complementary foods. This is rice, buckwheat, corn. The first week you can cook 5% porridge: 5 grams of ground cereal per 100 ml of water. Then the porridges are cooked already denser: 10 grams of cereal per 100 ml of water. But now, basically everyone uses instant (soluble) cereals, which are diluted with water according to the instructions on the package. In addition, ready-to-eat liquid cereals are on sale: for example, Bellakt, Frutonyanya, etc. nine0003

    Why meat? You ask. According to modern recommendations (they really began to change quite often), but in this case I support: if a child has a pronounced decrease in hemoglobin in the blood below 100 g / l by the age of 5 months, it makes sense to start introducing fruit or vegetable purees as a second types of complementary foods - meat purees as a source of the most well-absorbed heme iron. You need to choose from varieties such as turkey, rabbit, lamb. Beef and veal can only be offered to children who did not have red cheeks and diathesis. nine0003

    In the absence of problems with low hemoglobin, feel free to introduce porridge as the second meal of complementary foods, especially if the child is small and does not gain weight very well. In this case, we can recommend breeding cereals with the addition of breast milk or a mixture (Nan, Nutrilon, Celia, Nanny). With mixtures based on goat's milk, parents of children with a predisposition to allergies should be very careful. Goat milk formulas are not the best choice for babies who are allergic or intolerant to cow's milk protein, whatever the internet says. Believe me, there are serious scientific articles by foreign authors, which provided data on a very high frequency of cross-allergy between cow and goat milk proteins in children who were transferred to goat milk mixtures. And I saw it myself in my practice, when a child with dermatitis was transferred to a mixture of goat's milk, there was a clear improvement for a month or two, and then all over again and with a doubled degree of allergic skin damage. nine0003

    Introduction to fermented milk products

    This is the most difficult question. I am sure that most of our grandparents demand that their stupid parents start drinking milk and kefir as soon as possible. In a number of cases, children really start to absorb sour-milk products quite well after 6 months, but before this age I am very careful even with sour-milk Agusha, and even introducing milk or kefir before 6 months is a bad form, believe me, and can lead to very bad consequences for the child. I understand the Western European medical community, which has recently banned its pediatricians from recommending fermented milk products for complementary foods for children under 3 years of age, just imagine! nine0003

    They (the Europeans) need to do something with their artificial milk mixtures. Even 20 years ago, we did not know other mixtures after the "two", that is, the second formula for children from 6 to 12 months. Then there were formulas for children from 1 to 2 years old, then from 2 to 3 years old, and now there are already mixtures for children up to 4 years old, and I think if this goes on, then until the age of sixteen there will be their own milk substitutes. Dismiss me, I don't think this approach is correct. But the fact is that our grandparents had much better genetics than the generation of our children, alas. In the context of the growth of medical capabilities, genetically determined diseases are also growing, and in this case, intolerance to cow's milk protein, and with every 10 years there are more and more such people among us. But if a child really suffers from an allergy to cow's milk protein or is severely deficient in enzymes, then he will carry this peculiarity through his whole life, and most likely he will not drink milk or kefir himself, and there is no need to force him if he himself won't want to! nine0003

    But you are lucky with genetics, and no one in the family has ever had an allergy (which is hard to imagine in our time), and most importantly, if your child has always had perfectly clean skin, then the first of the dairy products - cottage cheese, you will begin to offer your child with 7 months, kefir - from 10 months. Milk - after a year. It will be better this way.

    But if your family does not have a very close and joyful relationship with milk, then even the introduction of kefir and yogurt into complementary foods for a child should be postponed until the age of 18 months. nine0003

    Fish day and first meal

    Fish is a very healthy product, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but it must also be introduced carefully. I advise you to start introducing the first fish food at about 7-8 months. It is better to start with species such as cod, hake, haddock. The rules are the same: the first three days on the "gram," then slowly add. If there are no problems in a week or two, you can try such delicacies as tuna or salmon, of course, canned children, if you can find it. It is better not to mess with trout and salmon in the first year of life, this fish is all stuffed with dyes and antibiotics. nine0003

    No matter how hard I tried, the article about the first complementary foods turned out to be long. Thank you for reading to the end, I hope it will be useful. If you have questions about the introduction of complementary foods, you can write your appeals on our website in the question to a specialist section. A short answer can be obtained on the Internet, but in order to make a diagnosis and give a detailed consultation, of course, you need to come to a face-to-face appointment with a pediatrician and a pediatric allergist.

    10 Best First Food Purees - Ranking 2023

    Introduction of complementary foods is a necessary procedure for many new parents. Puree from vegetables, fruits, fish or meat is introduced into the diet of crumbs at the age of 5-6 months, when the child's digestive system can already absorb the components of the puree. Before using the first complementary foods, it is imperative to consult a pediatrician. A review will also help in choosing, which presents the best purees for the first feeding, according to doctors, users and the experience of manufacturers.


    How to choose puree for the first feeding

    The readiness of the baby for the introduction of complementary foods is signaled by a doubling of body weight from the moment of birth, as well as the ability to eat while in an upright position. Then the question arises of which purees are better to buy for the first complementary foods. Pediatricians recommend starting with vegetable purees, as they lack fructose, which has an undesirable effect on the immature pancreas and kidneys.

    nine0002 Doctors advise choosing products from well-known trusted brands, as they are subject to a quality control procedure. Thus, when compiling a review of puree companies for the first complementary foods, the following factors were considered by specialists:

    • Cost. The most expensive product does not mean the highest quality. The price is affected by the type of packaging, the cost of shipping raw materials - something that does not affect the content in any way;
    • Composition. A quality product does not contain dyes, enhancers and preservatives, as well as spices; nine0066
    • Hypoallergenic and product safety;
    • The degree of grinding of the components;
    • Age category.

    Studying the question of what kind of baby food is best for complementary foods, we analyzed the opinions and experiences of parents left on major forums and social networks. This helped determine the most purchased brands, which are most trusted.

    When buying baby puree, look at the integrity of the package, the lid should not be damaged, and when opening the package, there should be a popping sound, which confirms the freshness of the product. You should also find out the appropriateness of the selected food for the age of the child. The review presents foreign and domestic companies offering top quality products. nine0003

    The best domestic purees for the first feeding

    You can buy vegetable puree for the first feeding from Russian manufacturers. After analyzing more than a hundred reviews, we were able to select brands that are trusted by customers.

    Russian manufacturers produce food for children at the highest level at a pleasant price, due to which the products are in demand among parents. Many companies produce products from natural raw materials of their own production. 5 domestic manufacturers were selected for the rating, which proved to be leaders in the quality of baby food and popularity among mothers and fathers. nine0003


    This brand is one of the most famous, most parents choose the products of the Frutonyanya company. All products undergo special testing and are recommended by the Union of Pediatricians. Frutonyanya produces vegetable puree for the first feeding. The tightness of the packaging is ensured by a lid and a dense polyethylene film, which allows you to protect the container from the ingress of dirt and dust.

    The company has a continuous production cycle. Fruits and vegetables from our own farms are processed, which is an indicator of the naturalness of the products. The manufacturer has released a line in doypack packaging, now you can take food for a walk. nine0003


    • Free from salt and sugar additives;
    • Quality testing;
    • Low cost;
    • The scale with divisions in grams allows you to see the amount of puree eaten by the baby;
    • Availability of hypoallergenic series.


    • Not identified.

    Consumer reviews report a low risk of allergic reactions after use, as the product does not contain preservatives. For buyers, an important condition is the experience of the manufacturer. Products are manufactured by factories that have specialized in baby food for decades. nine0003

    Grandmother's basket

    The company's products are not as advertised as Frutonyanya, but still in demand among many buyers. The puree complies with strict preservation purity conditions. In the manufacturing process, technologies are used to preserve the beneficial properties of products. The puree includes only boiled and pasteurized fruits and vegetables. The composition is the main ingredient and pure water.

    Choice of mashed potatoes for the first meal of zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower. The company also produces fruit products. For older children, you can buy food from cod, pink salmon and salmon. The puree has the right consistency. nine0003


    • Free from food coloring and other additives;
    • Possibility to buy in soft drinking packaging;
    • Environmentally friendly components;
    • Uniform consistency.


    • Unusual taste.

    One-component purees of this brand are in special demand among buyers. They note a good consistency and the optimal amount of one serving. Not all parents like the smell of the product, but it does not interfere with children, and they eat mashed potatoes with great pleasure. nine0003


    Sady Pridonya recently launched this brand. The manufacturer produces nutritional formulas for children of different ages. The consumer can choose purees from fruits, vegetables or a combination. The product is presented in different containers - glass and cardboard.

    The main ingredients are fruits and vegetables, while the crops are grown by the company. For the manufacture of products GMOs, dyes and preservatives are not used. The composition contains only natural products and water. And the quality of the indicators is controlled by the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. The absence of expenses for the transportation of purchased raw materials allows us to reduce the cost, which cannot but attract. nine0003


    • Large selection of purees for babies from 4 months;
    • Manufacture on high-precision equipment;
    • Convenient packaging;
    • Affordable rates.


    • Use of sugar for some types of puree.

    Users are attracted by a large assortment. In addition to mashed potatoes, you can buy fruit drinks, juices and cereals. High demand for puree from several components. It can be fruits or berries with the addition of dairy products. nine0003


    The Concern occupies a leading position among domestic manufacturers of baby food. Products are made using the latest equipment. The Tema brand offers compositions with fruits, vegetables, meat, combined variations. For complementary foods, vegetable compositions of zucchini, carrots and pumpkins are suitable.

    In the manufacturing process, only natural and easily digestible vegetables are used, which normalize the functioning of the digestive system. In addition to purees, the company produces juices and fermented milk products. nine0003


    • Reasonable prices;
    • High quality products;
    • Huge assortment;
    • Variety of packaging.


    • Small amount of starch.

    Many people like that Tema puree can be bought both in the nearest store and in the pharmacy. Also noted is the ideal consistency, the absence of unnecessary inclusions. Vegetable puree has a pleasant smell and color. Often promotions are provided on Tema puree in supermarkets. nine0003

    The best foreign purees for the first feeding

    A certain range of foreign manufacturers is represented on the market. Some moms and dads tend to choose them, because many companies have an excellent reputation and centuries of history. The best purees for the first feeding from foreign brands in the review are represented by five positions.

    The rating of baby puree supplied to the Russian market from abroad was built primarily on the basis of pediatricians' estimates. The quality of raw materials, nutritional properties, relevance of benefits for children living in our country were taken into account. nine0003


    Products from Nestle are known for their high quality and wide range, its laboratory is one of the best in Europe. For feeding babies, mashed potatoes with one component of vegetables are suitable. The product is distinguished by a fine fraction and an environmentally friendly composition. The Gerber brand also produces food for older children. And meat purees will help make complementary foods more varied. The light texture of meat is pleasant to kids.

    The manufacturer also sells multi-component products. In one puree, vegetables and milk are combined, berries are also added, enriching the child's body with organic acids, minerals, and vitamins. In addition, Gerber provides desserts made from milk with fruits. nine0003


    • 4 vegetable purees;
    • Products pass approximately 250 checks;
    • Convenient single serving packaging;
    • Special retractable caps.


    • Not identified.

    Users love the manufacturer's packaging. Through the glass you can see the consistency and color of the dish. Jars have lids with a special ledge, which was developed by the company's specialists. Convenient flexible packaging pouch. nine0003


    The Swedish brand produces baby food for newborns and preschool children. Not only mashed potatoes, but also cereals, juices and milk mixtures are offered to choose from. Semper offers four steps of complementary foods. For children from 4 months - monocomponent formulations. For crumbs from six months - meat mixtures and assorted fruits. Fish dishes - from 7 months. And the combination of meat and vegetables in one product is suitable for children from a year and older.

    The composition does not contain thickeners and dyes, but only chopped vegetables and water. From Semper you can buy food for a snack on a walk, the first complementary foods and expanding the baby's menu. nine0003


    • The first stage contains homogenized vegetables;
    • European quality level;
    • Testing at every stage of production;
    • Improved composition.


    • Small portion package not included.

    Consumers believe that the brand does not offer such a high price in terms of volume. Zucchini with potatoes, zucchini with potatoes and broccoli are in special demand. There are no additional components in the vegetable mixture, except for a small amount of rice flour. nine0003


    The company has a large assortment of baby food. For the first feeding from 4 months, mixtures of zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and pumpkin are suitable. From six months you can buy a jar of turkey, beef or rabbit meat.

    Hipp canned products are distinguished by their natural composition. Mixes include chopped vegetables, fruits, meat. There is nothing else in the product except water. The contents of the jars have a thick consistency, without lumps. Food has a pleasant taste and smell. The company uses convenient, safe packaging with a bright design that children love so much. nine0003


    • Wide range for first foods;
    • High quality;
    • Choice of volume - 80 and 125 gr;
    • Uniform consistency.


    • Expensive product.

    With regular consumption of the product, parents noticed that the child's stool normalizes, the intestines begin to work stably. Healthy canned food is relevant in winter, when it is difficult to purchase fresh vegetables and fruits. nine0003


    A company from the USA delivers goods to different countries of the world. In the course of work, strict control systems, innovative equipment, and the latest advances in technology are used. The applied technologies allow keeping minerals and vitamins in the composition.

    Heinz offers standard first food kits. In addition to vegetables, the composition contains cornmeal. This ingredient allows you to achieve a uniform consistency. Delicious puree like most children. The company responsibly approaches the compatibility of various components in the formulations. nine0003


    • Meets stringent standards;
    • Rich taste;
    • Soft consistency;
    • Large selection.


    • Not identified.

    Heinz baby food is recommended by pediatricians to parents, as it contains minerals and vitamins that are important for the health of the child. Fiber stimulates the digestive system. Eating creates a feeling of satiety for a long period. nine0003

    The company makes baby food with the best sugar-free ingredients. Only natural saccharides are present. The products are free of gluten, salt and flavors. The puree contains corn oil, which acts as a source of omega acids. And the use of rice flour provides a better consistency, it is also rich in amino acids and fiber.

    Cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli or carrots are available as first foods. The age of the child is indicated on the package. The recipe complies with European standards regarding the nutrition of children. The products contain vitamins that are important for the full development of the crumbs. nine0003


    • Soft consistency;
    • The mixture is thoroughly ground;
    • Contains useful components;
    • Natural pleasant taste.


    • Presence in the composition of rice flour.

    Parents note the good taste of baby food from Bebivita. As well as the use of safe products for the composition. Positive reviews are found about the quality of the packaging and the affordable price. nine0003

    Which puree for the first feeding is better to buy

    To find out exactly whether the baby is ready to introduce complementary foods, you need to consult with your doctor. It should not be ignored if the child refuses food and spits it out. It may be worth postponing the introduction of complementary foods 1-3 weeks later.

    Before buying baby food, read the label carefully. The composition should not contain preservatives, flavor enhancers and palm oil. To restore the intestinal microflora, products with the addition of vitamins are suitable. It is important to look at the expiration date. And also choose content that is well absorbed at a certain age. nine0003

    According to buyers and pediatricians, the following judgments about manufacturers can be distinguished: