5 month old baby food recepies
At 5 months your baby needs breast milk or formula, you can introduce them to oat, rice or barley cereal that you mix with breast milk or formula or water. Keep in mind they might not eat that much at first maybe half a tablespoon.
Next I was told to start with vegetables first, your baby will be more accepting of veggies if they have the chance to try them first (since fruits are sweeter-tasting, like breast milk or formula your baby's already used to). Really, it's up to you and it's not that big a deal either way. Chances are you'll have better luck getting your baby to take more mild-flavored foods at first, whether they're sweet potatoes, peaches, or peas. More important, be sure to start one new food at a time and wait about three days before introducing something else.
Remember to always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.
Peas - place fresh peas into a steamer basket in a pan with a just enough water to slightly show through in the basket. Steam until very tender. Place in blender or food processor to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.1 Medium sized butternut or acorn squash
1. Cut acorn, hubbard, or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds
2. Place an inch of water in a baking pan, then place squash halves "face" down
in the pan. Check on water level while baking
3. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes or until the “shell/skin” puckers and halves feel soft then scoop squash “meat” out of the shell
4. Place squash "meat" into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing.
5. Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.
6. You can also peel the squash, scoop out the seeds and then cut into chunks and boil/steam until tender (like when boiling potatoes for mashed potatoes) then follow steps 4 and 5.
Pears - Peel and cut into chunks so as to avoid the little seed portion.
Steam gently until tender if baby is under 6 months.
Place in a blender/food processor and puree until smooth;
You may be able to just use a fork! Pears tend to be very runny and watery without adding liquid. Add some baby cereal to thicken if needed.