Thursday, February 28, 2013

Making Baby Food: Mashed Banana

One of the fruits that can be introduced to babies around 4-6 months old is banana. Banana contains potassium, fibre, vitamins, is easy to digest and naturally sweet - so in a nutshell, banana is great for babies and of course, adults too.

My husband happened to bring home two ripe bananas from Mother-in-Law's house last night and I thought of trying to offer them to Baby Naomi today. This afternoon, I halved a banana and mashed it. I fed the mashed banana to Naomi and guess what? She loved the very first home-made baby food that her Mom prepared for her.

Since I am just beginning to introduce solid food to Naomi, I try not to overfeed her with baby food and always make sure that the food texture is soft enough as I am not certain if her digestion is all set for solids.

Here's how I made the mashed banana for my baby today:

Making the Mashed Banana for Baby Naomi.

Mashed Banana


1/2 Peeled ripe banana


  1. Scrap the inner portion of banana using a spoon, leaving its core which contains seeds.
  2. Mash the banana with a fork or spoon in a bowl or grinder bowl.
  3. Feed the mashed banana to baby almost immediately to maintain its freshness.

Today's feeding session's aftermath was not as messy as two days ago

Since banana has very soft consistency and texture, there is no need to use blender or other machines to mash this fruit. When I am in the midst of feeding Naomi with baby food, I make her swallow one or two spoons of water as well before continuing with more spoons of solids. Also, since my baby is not 6 months old yet, I only feed her once a day with very small portion of baby food.

Need more information and recipe ideas on using bananas as baby food? Check this article out.

** If your baby is below 6 months old of age, please check with your paediatrician before starting solids on him/her.

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