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3 Easy to make banana recipes for your baby

More and more mummies are bypassing cereals (cerelac, Heinz, cow&gate) for natural foods and vegetables. Personally, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with alternating. Consult your paediatrician before you start your little one on anything and don’t forget the 4day rule. When you give your baby a new kind of food, wait 4 days before continuing and watch out for allergic reactions, diarrhea or rashes. 6 months is when I feel comfortable introducing my kids to cereals and semisolids. Some mothers start at 4 months but I always wonder what the hurry is.

Bananas are one of the safest foods to start your baby on as they are low in cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat and contain simple amino acids and vitamins. Banana is easy to digest and treats constipation but when eaten in large quantities can cause constipation. Find a safe balance. One banana a day is sufficient for your little one.

By 6 months your baby is trying to crawl and definitely rolling about nonstop. Bananas are known as the sportsman’s fruit because they are energy boosters.  They are convenient as they come in their own jacket which makes them hygienic and safe from pesticides. There’s also no fear of them going out of season because they are available all year round.

When selecting a banana for your baby, go for a firm one, yellow or yellowish green with minimal black spots.

Banana food recipes (from 6 month old)

Banana puree

Ingredients: 1 ripe banana

Breast milk or formula

Step 1 – peel the banana and cut to little pieces

Step 2 – mash with a fork (I use nubys mash and feed)

Step 3 – Add breast milk or formula for more consistency


Ingredients: 1 ripe banana

1 Irish potato

Breast milk or formula

Step 1 – peel the skin off the potatoes

Step 2 – cut in small pieces and boil till its soft

Step 3 – mash the potatoes

Step 4 – add in the banana and mash together (again with nuby mash and feed)

Step 5– add breastmilk or formula


Ingredients: 1 ripe banana

1 ripe avocado

Breast milk or formula

Step 1 – cut the avocado and scoop out the fleshy part

Step 2 – peel your banana and cut it to little pieces

Step 3 – mash both fruits together well until there are no solid pieces

Step 4 – add breast milk or formula

If you’re trying these recipes out for the first time be sure to follow your baby’s lead. If she tastes it and doesn’t seem to want more, don’t force her. Try again later she may either be full or having a hard time adjusting to the taste. Don’t worry, she’ll come around.

Peace and Love

Ms Ssygala, is the mother of two rambunctious kids and blogging is her last line to sanity

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