Loaded with vitamin C, iron, and other nutrients, pumpkin is a nutritious addition to baby's diet. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make pumpkin puree. Puree cooked pumpkin in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water, or, for extra creaminess, breast milk or formula, as needed to reach desired consistency. Once baby is ready for finger foods, typically around 10 months, you can serve her pumpkin that's been cooked and cut into tiny pieces.
What Other Foods Can I Combine With Pumpkin?
Really the sky is the limit. I've added pumpkin to yogurts and infant cereals, swirled in purées of bananas, blueberries, and peaches, topped it over cooked lentils, and mixed it in with chicken to make the meat more palatable for my picky baby. Just be sure when you do mix pumpkin with other foods, that your child has already shown no adverse reactions to the food by itself. It is important to ensure that your sweet baby is not allergic to the foods you feed her. If you feed her a combination of foods, she has a reaction, you will not be able to decipher which food caused it. So, before you feed this Homemade Pumpkin Baby Food Puree to your little one, be sure you have introduced her to all ingredients and pumpkin, separately!