What to mix with pears for baby food

Best Baby Food Combinations (50 Easy Recipe Ideas + Tips)

Learn this simple approach to making baby food combinations with this master list of ideas. With this post, you’ll always have ideas for easy baby meals that both taste great and are realistic for you to execute…even with a busy schedule!

Baby Food Combinations

Moving from single ingredient baby foods to combinations in stage 2 baby food is such a fun stage of feeding babies because things can get so much more flavorful and interesting! And it means that you can batch cook basic purees and then combine them in so many delicious ways to keep things interesting and nutrition varied.

And while I am not opposed to sometimes buying baby food, each of these ideas is super easy—even if you are very busy. I love to have a stash of these in the freezer to use for quick meals in a pinch. (And to be honest, we still use them in the toddler years as easy ways to offer up veggies!)

TIP: Scroll to the recipe at the end of the post for all of the details, and read through the post for answers to common questions and basics about making baby food combos.

Ingredients in Baby Food Combinations

To make the baby foods in this post, you’ll need basic ingredients (that will obviously vary according to which specific puree you choose). The base purees are made with:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrots
  • Mango
  • Pear
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes

TIP: Then, to mix things into combinations, you can add in peanut butter, plain whole milk yogurt, Baby Oatmeal, Baby Rice Cereal, and other purees including those made with beans, chicken, pineapple, avocado, peach, and more.

How to Make Stage 2 Baby Food Combinations Step-by-Step

Here’s a look at the simple process involved in making this sort of stage 2 baby food. Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for the full information.

  1. Make your base purees.
  2. Store or freeze until ready to combine.
  3. Stir together the purees, adding any optional spices or ingredients, until uniform.
  4. Serve with a spoon or in a reusable pouch.

TIP: I like to make the single ingredient purees and freeze them, then mix and match frozen cubes of purees into yummy combinations. This ensures that you have flexibility to adjust if baby doesn’t love one combination and that you can change up the flavors you’re offering regularly.

How do you combine baby food?

With the way I do it, you simply make two purees (or one puree if you plan to combine it with something like yogurt or oatmeal) and mix them together. You can really do any combinations that sound good to you. I have 10 base purees and 5 easy combination ideas for you to get started, but then you can totally run with it!

Best Baby Food Containers

For storing baby food, I like these Wean Green Storage Cubes (they are glass and are insanely durable—I’ve been using the same set for 8 years), these Beaba Clip Containers, and these Wee Sprout Containers. My go-to reusable pouches include this silicone one from Squeasy Gear and these Wee Sprouts BPA-free plastic ones. (I prefer the 3 ounce size for babies in both pouch options.)

Apple Baby Food Ideas

Once you make basic Apple Puree, you can combine it with so many yummy flavors!

  • + plain whole milk yogurt = Apple Yogurt
  • + Baby Oatmeal = Apple Oatmeal
  • + Spinach Puree = Apple Spinach Baby Food
  • + Carrot Puree = Apple Carrot Baby Food
  • + Butternut Squash Puree = Apple Squash Baby food

Banana Baby Food Ideas

Try these easy combinations that start with Banana Puree.

  • + Peanut Butter Puree = Banana Peanut Butter Baby Food
  • + plain whole milk yogurt = Banana Yogurt
  • + Baby Oatmeal + Banana Oatmeal
  • + Bean Puree = Banana Bean Puree
  • + Avocado Puree + Banana Avocado Puree

Baby Food Combinations with Blueberries

Start with Blueberry Puree, then transform it into these fun flavors.

  • + plain whole milk yogurt = Blueberry yogurt
  • + Baby Oatmeal = Blueberry Oatmeal
  • + Banana Puree = Blueberry Banana Puree
  • + Mango Puree = Blueberry Mango Puree
  • + Peach Puree = Blueberry Peach Puree

Baby Food Combinations with Butternut Squash

Smooth Butternut Squash Puree is a great base as it’s rich in nutrients and has a naturally mild flavor. (Any of these would be great with a tiny pinch of cinnamon.)

  • + Pear Puree = Squash Pear Puree
  • + Bean Puree = Squash Bean Puree
  • + Banana Puree = Squash Banana Puree
  • + Applesauce = Squash Apple Puree
  • + plain whole milk yogurt = Squash Yogurt

Baby Food Combinations with Carrots

Start with Carrot Puree, then add in new flavors!

  • + Apple Puree + Sweet Potato Puree = Carrot Apple Sweet Potato Puree
  • + Pear Puree + Sweet Potato Puree = Carrot Pear Sweet Potato Puree
  • + Banana Puree = Carrot Banana Baby Food
  • + Quinoa Baby Food = Carrot Quinoa Baby Food
  • + Bean Puree = Carrot Bean Puree

Baby Food Combinations with Mango

Mango Puree is a cinch to make and is so intensely flavorful—which makes it play really well with other purees!

  • + plain whole milk yogurt = Mango Yogurt
  • + Baby Oatmeal = Mango Oatmeal
  • + Banana Puree = Mango Banana Puree
  • + Avocado Puree = Mango Avocado Puree
  • + Peach Puree = Mango Peach Puree

Pear Baby Food Combinations

Ripe pears make delicious Pear Baby Food that freezes and combines well.

  • + Avocado Puree = Pear Avocado Puree
  • + Baby Oatmeal + Cinnamon = Pear Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • + Banana Puree = Pear Banana Puree
  • + Pea Puree = Pear Pee Puree
  • + Carrot Puree = Pear Carrot Puree

Baby Food Combinations with Peas

Keep a bag of frozen peas in the freezer and homemade Pea Puree is just minutes away. Then try:

  • + Apple Puree = Pea Apple Puree
  • + Pear Puree = Pea Pear Puree
  • + Mango Puree = Pea Mango Puree
  • + Banana Puree = Pea Banana Baby Food
  • + Pineapple Puree = Pea Pineapple Puree

Baby Food Combinations with Spinach

My Spinach Baby food already has peas in it (to ensure it’s smooth and mellow in flavor). You can also combine it with:

  • + Apple Puree = Spinach Apple Puree
  • + Pear Puree = Spinach Pear Puree
  • + plain whole milk yogurt = Savory Spinach Yogurt
  • + Quinoa Baby Food and pinch Parmesan cheese = Spinach Parmesan Quinoa
  • + Bean Puree = Spinach Bean Puree

Sweet Potato Baby Food Ideas

Start with a batch of Sweet Potato Baby Food and then try these yummy options:

  • + Chicken Puree = Sweet Potato Chicken Baby Food
  • + Bean Puree = Sweet Potato Bean Puree
  • + Applesauce = Sweet Potato Applesauce
  • + Carrot Puree + Cinnamon = Cinnamon Sweet Potato Carrot Puree
  • + Bean Puree + Cumin = Mexican Sweet Potato Bean Puree

How to Store Baby Food—and Send it to Daycare

I prefer to freeze batches of baby food in a silicone ice cube tray overnight, transfer it to a zip top freezer bag, then store it until I’m ready to serve or combine it. You can then mix and match from the single ingredient purees you have in the freezer by adding a cube or two of two purees to a container. If you do that the night before you plan to serve the food, it will thaw and be ready to stir together.

This makes it easy to batch cook and have a lot of option to feed baby at home or at daycare.

Tips for Making the Best Baby Food Combinations (Stage 2 & Stage 3)

  • These Stage 2 baby foods are great to introduce after baby has started solids with single ingredient baby foods.
  • For a 6 month old baby, 1-2 tablespoons baby food may be plenty for a single serving. For a 9 month old baby, they might want ¼ cup or more.
  • Adjust the servings based on your child’s hunger, using a roughly one to one ratio of the purees in each combination.
  • Read more about the differences in Baby Food Stages here.
  • Find my best tips for Baby Food Storage here.
  • Add in a little mashed avocado, coconut oil, or Prune Puree to help with baby constipation.
  • Serve with a spoon or in a reusable pouch.

I’d love to hear your feedback on these ideas, so please comment and rate the recipe ideas below! I appreciate all of your comments so much.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 5kcal

Servings 6

1-2 tablespoons Butternut Squash Puree and with one of the following
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Pear Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Banana Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Applesauce
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
1-2 tablespoons Spinach Puree and one of the following:
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Apple Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Pear Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons plain whole milk yogurt
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Quinoa Baby Food and pinch Parmesan cheese
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree
1-2 tablespoons Sweet Potato Puree and one of the following:
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Chicken Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Applesauce
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Carrot Puree and pinch cinnamon
  • ▢ 1-2 tablespoons Bean Puree and pinch cumin
  • Prepare each puree. Freeze in a silicone ice cube tray, transferring the cubes to a freezer bag once solid, or store in the refrigerator as needed.

  • Place roughly equal amounts of the two (or more) purees you plan to combine into a bowl. Stir together. (If the purees are frozen, place a cube or two of each into a bowl or storage container. the night before you plan to serve and let thaw overnight in the fridge before stirring together. Or thaw at room temperature for about 2 hours.)

  • Serve or store for later.

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Reusable Pouch

  • Silicone Ice Cube Tray

  • Taste the purees and add more of a sweeter one if needed.
  • Add small pinches of spices like cinnamon, ground ginger, and cumin to add flavor.
  • Add small pinches of ground flaxseed to add healthy fats.
  • Serve with a baby spoon or in a reusable pouch.
  • Pack for daycare if needed in small airtight containers.
  • Serve cold or warm just slightly.
  • If. baby has a dairy intolerance, use a nondairy, unsweetened nondairy yogurt.
  • If baby has a nut allergy, use a nut-free alternative that's unsweetened such as Sunbutter.

Calories: 5kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 11mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 30IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg

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Easy Pear Puree (Plus Flavor Combos and Freezing Tips)

Learn how to make the EASIEST Pear Puree for your baby or toddler with a super simple method and the best flavor. Plus easy flavor combinations and freezing tips!

Pear Puree

I love making simple baby foods with basic kitchen tools I already have and fresh produce. This puree recipe is so easy and so delicious that every time I made it for my third kiddo, his older sisters wanted some too! It’s delicious when pears are at their peak in North America in late summer and in fall, though you can make it any time of the year with ripe pears.

Is Pear Puree good for babies?

Pear Puree is a simple baby food that has fresh flavor, as well as fiber that can be helpful for little digestive systems. It’s a healthy early food that babies and toddlers can continue to enjoy as they grow. You can serve it with a spoon or in a reusable pouch like a Squeasy Gear.

Ingredients You Need

To make this simple recipe, all you need is pears. This is best when the pears are just ripe and give a little to the touch and are fragrant. I like using Bartlett pears best, though any kind will work. You may want to peel them first if using a pear with a thicker skin such as Bosc to ensure a smooth final texture.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at the simple process involved in making this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full information.

  1. Dice the pears, leaving the skin on and discarding the core.
  2. Add to a pot with water.
  3. Cook until soft.
  4. Blend until smooth.

TIP: You can make this puree thinner or thicker, depending on the age of your baby and the amount of water you add. You could even leave it a little chunkier to make a Stage 2 baby food if desired.

How do you steam pears for babies?

To make this recipe with a steamer, simply place the diced pears into a steamer basket fitted inside of a medium pot filled with 2 inches of water. Bring water to a simmer over medium heat, cover, and cook for the same amount of time. Use some of the cooking water to help blend the pears.

How to Store Pear Puree

You can store the final puree in small airtight containers in the fridge or freeze into small portions to have later. The batch is a nice size so you can have a few portions for this week and a few to freeze for a future week if you’d like. (But not so much that you’ll never use it all!)

Why did my Pear Puree turn brown?

Pears are one of the fruits that oxidize when the skin is broken and oxygen meets the surface of the flesh. This can cause them to turn brown. But in making this puree, I leave the skins on, which helps blend the final puree into a light and pale color. If you’re at all worried about the color if your puree, you can add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.

Can you freeze Pear Puree?

It’s so easy to freeze Pear Puree that I almost always freeze some of each batch that I make for future easy meal components. I like to spoon some of the puree into a silicone ice cube tray, freeze, then transfer the cubes to zip top freezer bags for longer term storage. Find all of my baby food storage tips here.

Tips for Making the Best Pear Puree

  • To store in the fridge: Let cool and portion out into small airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze: Portion into a silicone ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Transfer to a zip top freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge.
  • Any kind of pear will work, though ripe pears that give just slightly to the touch is best.
  • If you use brown Bosc pears, peel them before cooking as the skin tends to be tougher and may not blend totally smooth.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or ground ginger for additional flavor.
  • Add 1 teaspoon unsalted butter for richness and fat.
  • I haven’t had my Pear Puree turn brown, but if you’re at all worried, you can add 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
  • Blend with Peanut Butter Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Bean Puree, Avocado Puree, Banana Puree, or any other homemade baby food you like for additional combinations.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe if you try it for your family, so please comment below. I love hearing how things go in your kitchens so thank you in advance!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 12 minutes

Total Time 17 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 61kcal

Servings 6

  • ▢ 4 cups diced ripe pears
  • Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the pears and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the pears are very soft when poked with a knife.

  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer pears to a blender. Add ½ cup of the cooking water to the blender and blend, starting on low and working up to high, until very smooth. If the puree is thicker than desired, add a bit more water.

  • Let cool and serve or store for future meals.

  • Vitamix Blender

  • Silicone Ice Cube Tray

  • Reusable Pouch

  • To store in the fridge: Let cool and portion out into small airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze: Portion into a silicone ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Transfer to a zip top freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge.
  • Any kind of pear will work, though ripe pears that give just slightly to the touch is best.
  • If you use brown Bosc pears, peel them before cooking as the skin tends to be tougher and may not blend totally smooth.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or ground ginger for additional flavor.
  • Add 1 teaspoon unsalted butter for richness and fat.
  • I haven't had my Pear Puree turn brown, but if you're at all worried, you can add 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
  • To make this recipe with a steamer, simply place the diced pears into a steamer basket fitted inside of a medium pot filled with 2 inches of water. Bring water to a simmer over medium heat, cover, and cook for the same amount of time. Use some of the cooking water to help blend the pears.

Blend with Peanut Butter Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Bean Puree, Avocado Puree, Banana Puree, or any other homemade baby food you like for additional combinations.

Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 125mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 27IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

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Pears in baby food - Encyclopedia Baby food

Viktoria Levchuk©

Very often, the first fruit food is a green apple, but the next fruit is traditionally a pear. Pears in baby food pair well with apples, as they are smooth in texture, easy to digest, and rarely cause allergies. They are rich in fiber and vitamin C, and are great for relieving constipation. Pears in baby food are a versatile fruit that can be combined with many other ingredients to make a delicious baby puree. nine0005

What are pears?


Pears are soft sweet fruits with a fibrous center. They are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber. This autumn fruit is ideal for baby food.

There are about 4000 registered varieties of pears, most of them strictly ornamental, leaving only 30 or more species that are edible. This fruit is from the Rosacea family, which includes many other fruits (some quite unlike pears) such as cherries, raspberries and even almonds. Edible pears come in two main varieties: Asian and European. The Asian varieties are usually firm and juicy, while the European type is usually soft and juicy when ripe. Pears come in a variety of colors including many different shades of green, red, yellow/gold and brown. Many cultivars do not change color as they mature, making it difficult to determine ripeness. nine0005

History of pears

The birthplace of the pear has not been precisely established. Someone believes that it grew between the Black and Caspian Seas. The cultivated pear species came to us from ancient Greece. Until the 16th century, only a wild pear variety was known, which first had to be boiled in order to be eaten, since such a pear was poorly digested when fresh. Later, edible pears appeared in Italy and France, which could be consumed raw.

Benefits of pears in baby food

Pears are delicious fruits, but they are also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium. These essential nutrients are vital for a healthy heart, immune system and baby's digestive tract! Many practicing pediatricians even recommend pears as the first fruits of complementary foods, as they are easily digested in the digestive tract.

Pear skin contains three to four times more antioxidants than flesh and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties! The peel of the fruit is thin and has a good taste, and also contains more than half of the dietary fiber. nine0005

Pear is excellent for reducing the risk of cancer and heart attack and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. The fruit is suitable for relieving constipation in babies.

Pears do not contain sodium, saturated fat or cholesterol. They contain two types of sugar: glucose and fructose. The pear is very nutrient-dense, meaning there are more nutrients per calorie content than calories per nutrient. It is not necessary to peel the pear if the pear is introduced into the baby's diet after 7 months. The peel of a pear is easily digestible. nine0005

Pear contains minerals and vitamins:

Vitamin C - strengthens blood vessels and helps the rapid healing of wounds and scratches.

Vitamin K is vital for blood clotting and bone health.

Vitamin B1 - essential for the development of the child's brain and helps the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles and heart.

Vitamin B2 is important for baby's muscle and bone health and helps promote growth and good vision. nine0005

Copper - helps form collagen, which is essential for healthy bones and connective tissue.

Potassium - Works with sodium to help control body water balance and help maintain healthy blood pressure.

Calcium - Needed to build strong bones and teeth and to convert food into energy.

Magnesium - This mineral is essential for maintaining a steady heart rate and strong bones. nine0005 pears in baby food

Pears in baby food appear immediately after the green apple. Usually, the age at which pears are introduced into complementary foods is 7 months. At first, the child is offered mashed pear, which was previously steamed, in the oven or in a saucepan.

Pears can be steamed until the baby is 8 months old to make the fruit easier to digest and to get the baby used to the new food. After 8 months, peeled, raw pears can be offered and cut into small pieces as finger food if the child is ready to eat it. If the child does not like ordinary pear puree, it can be mixed with cereals or combined with other fruits such as apple, bananas, peaches, etc. With a peel, the fruit is best offered closer to the baby's year of life. nine0005

Pear puree should be introduced gradually into the baby's diet, starting with ½ tsp. up to 70 grams, if the child is 7 months old, 80 grams for 8 months, in more detail we look at the table of the volume of food consumed by months. Although there is an opinion among mothers that it is better to give pear puree up to a year in an amount of no more than 40-50 grams - the daily norm, it is up to parents to decide, we look at the well-being of the baby.

You can give pear puree 2-3 times a week, we look at the child's well-being, and his stool, if everything is fine, then alternate the pear with an apple and other fruits. nine0005

After 12 months, the baby can be offered no more than 1-2 pears (no more than 200 grams) per day.

pears complementary food

Allergy to pears

Practicing pediatricians are delighted with pears, as they have a low potential for an allergic reaction on the part of the baby. Since pears are more digestible than other fruits and seem to have a reduced allergic response, it's easy to see why they are a great choice for a 7 month old baby as a first or second fruit. However, we still monitor the baby’s reaction to a new product, observe the standby mode when introducing a pear into the baby’s complementary foods. nine0005

If a child is prone to allergies, then the pear should be given only in a baked form, since heat treatment removes the allergenicity of the product.

How to choose and store pears for baby food

Today, pears are available all year round, which is certainly good, but not suitable for complementary foods. Since the baby is best introduced to local varieties of pears, in their season, which starts from the end of July and ends in November. It is better not to give overseas varieties of pears to a baby until 5 years old. nine0005

When shopping for pears at the market or grocery store, look for pears that are slightly ripe but not too soft. It is unripe pears that will lie down a little, since this fruit always deteriorates quickly.

The fruit must have a smooth skin that is free from dents, dark spots, rot, mold and punctures.

Some pears are multicolored and have brown mottled spots, which may indicate that the pear has a more intense taste. Since pears are a very perishable product, they are sold solid in stores. To speed up the ripening process, place the pears in a paper bag and keep them at room temperature. nine0005

Do not store pears near strong-smelling foods, as the fruit tends to absorb other people's odors.

Pears are best stored at room temperature so they can last a couple of days. If the pears are wrapped in a paper bag and put in the refrigerator, then you can keep the fruit for 4-7 days, depending on the variety.

Pears can still be stored frozen and as dried fruits.

Freezing pears

Pear purée may change color when pureed, taste may also change, freezes well, may be gritty/liquid when thawed. It is best to mix pear puree with other fruits. You can also freeze the slices and then grate them before cooking. Pear puree can be stored for about 3 months, and frozen pear slices can be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. nine0005

Dried fruits from pears

Excellent dried fruits can be made from pears, which are suitable for children's compotes. And you can also eat such dried fruits just like that, they are sweet, tasty, suitable as a snack for tea. True, not every child will taste this delicacy, and it is best to offer it to a child older than 2 years of age, since you can choke on dried fruit.

Dried fruits are easy to prepare in the fruit dryer or in the oven.

Canned pears

Pear puree can be preserved, but baby puree is not very tasty. As I already wrote in the article about conservation, pears must be 100% sweet, otherwise the puree will not be tasty. Moreover, pear puree does not stand well in the refrigerator; after a month, almost all the jars fermented and exploded. Therefore, I think that conservation of pear puree is not worth such work, in winter it is easier to get frozen pear slices and prepare fresh puree, even from frozen pears. Or to make it even easier, go and buy a jar of baby food. nine0005


Do not use overripe varieties of pears, as acetic, lactic acids, and methyl alcohol begin to form in it, these compounds have a bad effect on the intestines.

It should be borne in mind that pears should be given to babies after a full meal, after 30 minutes, while taking pear puree, you should also not give the baby water to drink. Pears also do not interact well with meat, dairy products.

How to cook a pear

There are several easy ways to make pear puree.

  • Steamer . Peel the pear, remove the core and cut into pieces. Place the cooked pear in a double boiler and cook until tender.
  • Cooker . Peel the pear, chop, then place in a saucepan with enough water to cover the pieces. Cook until tender over low heat.
  • Baking . Peel and remove the core, cut into quarters and wrap in foil. Bake until done. nine0132
  • Microwave. Peel and core the pear, then cut into slices. Place in a microwave dish and add some water. Cook on high until pear is soft (time will vary depending on microwave power).

Prepare the pear in one of the above ways, then put the fruit in a blender, blend until smooth, adding additional liquid as needed. You can use a sieve to achieve a puree mass. nine0005

Suggested method of consuming pears in baby food

Fresh pears are delicious and can be offered to a baby after 12 months. As a finger food, you can give this fruit from 8 months of age. Since pears are prone to oxidation and quickly change their color to brown, to preserve their color and taste, you can sprinkle them with lemon juice (lemon should be introduced into the baby's complementary foods). Pears are also perfect for baby purees and can be added to baked goods like muffins or bread. The combination of porridge with pears, zucchini and pear, yogurt and pear, cottage cheese and pear are also excellent. nine0005

Pear compote and juice

Pear juice is best given after the child reaches 12 months of age, with a good reaction to pear puree. But with pear compote, the baby can be introduced a little earlier, for example, closer to 8 months, but again with a positive introduction of pear puree into complementary foods. The daily norm of pear compote is about 100 ml, which can be divided into several doses and offered to the baby.

Foods that go well with pears:

What is useful fruit?

Children love pear for its delicate, sweet taste. But not only because of the taste, it is worth introducing fruit into the baby's menu. The pear is rich in vitamins (groups B, C, A, PP) and minerals (zinc, copper, potassium), which are so necessary for the development of the child. It is also rich in pectins, carbohydrates, organic acids.

The fruit is well absorbed by the child's body if all the rules for its processing and preparation are followed. Its use helps to relieve nervous tension, improve mood. Before going to bed, it is better not to give a pear to a baby - it contains a lot of sugars that tone up. But for an afternoon snack, such food is quite suitable. nine0005

The pear is recommended for use in case of diarrhea and other disorders in the work of the gastrointestinal tract - it “strengthens” the stool. But overripe fruits, on the contrary, can have a slight laxative effect.

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When to introduce pear into baby food?

A pear is introduced into baby food from about 7 months. Children who are bottle-fed can try the fruit a little earlier - from 5 months. But in any case, it is better to add a pear to the menu only when the child has already tried some vegetables and an apple. nine0005

It is not recommended to start complementary foods with a pear. The digestive system of a baby at 3-4 months. not yet ready for such a "heavy" product. In addition, when a child tastes a sweet fruit, then he may not want “tasteless” vegetables - there will be problems with the introduction of complementary foods.

Acquaintance of a child with a pear begins with the preparation of mashed potatoes. Do not make it from fresh fruit - pre-boil or bake! It is permissible to give the baby a little juice from a fresh pear or dried fruit compote. And about 10-11 months. you can offer the child a thermally unprocessed product. nine0005

The first portion of a new product for a child is no more than a teaspoon. Observe the reaction of the baby's body. If an allergy does not appear in the form of a skin rash or itching, and the stool remains normal, the serving volume can be gradually increased to 60 g of puree per day. Did the baby's body react unfavorably to the introduction of the pear? Then remove it from the diet for at least 3 months. Check with your pediatrician.

What to cook a child from a pear?

Children love fruits. It is unlikely that you will have to persuade the baby to try this or that pear-based dish. From the fruit prepare fruit yoghurts, drinks, dessert casseroles. nine0005

Pear puree - from 5 months

Monocomponent puree, as a rule, is introduced as a child's first acquaintance with a pear. While in the dish it is better not to add other fruits and vegetables. But a little later, diversify the recipe for pear puree by introducing apples and various berries into the composition. It can be mixed with fermented milk products - you get a delicious and healthy dessert. Add a little puree to oatmeal - the child will definitely eat everything.


  • ripe pear,
  • 1 st. water.

Wash and peel the pear, remove the core, cut into cubes and boil. Remove the fruit from the water, chop with a blender or mash with a fork. You don't need to sweeten the puree.

Baked pear - from 8 months

If you are not giving your child fresh fruit yet, bake them. The pear turns out to be very soft - feed the crumbs from a spoon in small pieces, he will be able to chew it. A fruit mashed with a fork can be added to porridge. Or complement the dish with a couple of spoons of yogurt - you get a hearty afternoon snack. nine0005


  • 2 pears,
  • pinch of cinnamon.

Wash the pears, remove the peel and core. Cut them into slices. Place the fruit in a deep baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon. Add some water to this as well. Bake the dish in a preheated oven at 180 degrees. approximately 20 min.

Pears with oatmeal - from 8-9 months

The dish has a maximum of useful substances, since along with juicy fruits it will contain oatmeal and natural yogurt. This dish will be the best training if the child learns to eat with a spoon on his own - the puree-like consistency is very convenient for the first "experiments" with cutlery. nine0005


  • 2 tbsp. l. oatmeal,
  • half pear,
  • 1 st. l. baby yogurt without additives.

Cook a thin porridge from oatmeal. Boil the pear and make a puree out of it. Mix oatmeal with yogurt. Spread fruit puree on top. The dish can be seasoned with a pinch of cinnamon. But there is no need to add sugar.

Rice pudding with pear - from 10 months

Rice pudding can be served as an afternoon snack or after the first meal. It turns out very satisfying and tasty. nine0005


  • 1 st. l. rice (may be substituted for store-bought rice porridge for children),
  • 150 ml baby milk,
  • pear.

Make rice porridge with milk (do not add sugar). Make a puree from a pear - peel, cut, boil, chop. Process the porridge with mashed potatoes with a blender to a puree-like consistency.

Cottage cheese with pear — from 1 year old

Why buy commercial baby food when you can make everything at home? Homemade cottage cheese with pears turns out no worse than store bought! If the baby does not have allergies, other fruits and berries can be introduced into the recipe - apples, peaches, strawberries, bananas. Prepare multi-component mixtures if the child has already managed to get acquainted with each product separately. nine0005

"Adult" cottage cheese for children is not suitable - too fat. Make your own - it won't take long.


  • 100 g baby milk,
  • 100 g baby yogurt,
  • pear.

Mix milk and kefir in a container (a glass or a baby bottle will do). Leave the mixture for 2-4 hours in a warm place to ripen.

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