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Homemade Foods: How to Make Vegetable Puree for Infants

Babies from ages 4 – 6 months are ready for solid foods and also vegetables purees. Keep in mind that your baby needs fresh food to grow and not canned foods. Babies from ages 4 – 6 months are ready for solid foods. Vegetables and fruits helps infants get easy digestion of cereals and also help their bowels against constipation.

Homemade vegetable puree is very good for growing kids because it is filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for any baby between 6 months ages and above. Mixed vegetable Purée recipe are naturally sweet and suitable for most babies.  Read on

This is a recipe will you how to make mixed vegetable purée for your baby.  Some people may say 4-6 months is too early to offer a child potato but it is fine when you put a little bit of water to make the purees smooth.


Pumpkin leaves or 2 cucumber
2 Carrots
3 fresh tomatoes
1 Sweet or 2 Irish potatoes
Fresh Fish (ensure the fish is without bones please)
4 spoons of Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil

Steps to Preparing the Vegetable Pure

  • Wash all the vegetables thoroughly with salt
  • Scrape the carrots neatly
  • Peel the cucumber and remove the seeds
  • Chop the vegetables into pieces
  • Wash the fish and carefully remove the bones
  • Put the vegetables and fish in a clean pot
  • Add water a little bit above the level of the ingredients
  • Leave to simmer for 15 minutes, then add the cucumber to boiling vegetables and 4 spoons of olive oil or vegetable oil  and leave to steam for about 5 minutes till cucumber is soft.
  • Bring it down to cool
  • A hand blender or the usual kitchen blender will the final result-Blend it into a smooth puree
  • Add the reserved water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency
Your baby’s puree is ready but it has to be served warm – microwave or put the bowl of puree in a hot water. You may add some baby formula and mix it with it.

Babies are not ready for foods with seeds yet, so don’t make the mistake of giving them foods or fruits with seeds When making vegetable puree, you can also use beef or chicken. 

Also See Related: 

How to Make Infant Rice Cereal
How to Prepare Rich Homemade Infant Formula
Solid Foods Readiness Signs in Infants

Learn More on Pureeing Your Baby Food

Here you will learn everything you need to know when preparing your nutritious infant foods for your baby. 

For more information on infant nutrition and also varieties of baby puree click >>> cooklight

If your baby is approaching 6 months you're probably thinking about starting to wean, at 8 months, your baby should be able to digest mash puree with skins.  

Important Note on Baby Food Safety

Babies are not ready for foods with seeds yet, so don’t make the mistake of giving them foods or fruits with seeds When making vegetable puree, you can also use beef or chicken. 

Parents are advised not to feed these vegetables to babies under 3 months old. 

Don’t forget babies are not to eat anything containing salt until they are up to a year old. Skip the salt if the child is less than 12 months old.

This is how far we can go on vegetable puree. If you have any baby food you wish to share with other mothers, you are welcome.

Are you happy with this recipe? Leave us a comment.


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