Baby’s First Vegetable Sweet Potato

Today our family embarks on a new vegetable journey with our daughter. She is six months old and has been given the green light by her doctor to start eating vegetables. I nursed her for the first six months and plan to continue well after. But I know that at this point, she needs more nutrients in her diet.

I boiled some sweet potato, pureed, added some breast milk to the food, and put them in re-usable molds from . While researching what vegetables to give baby first, I came across this site called They provided some information on what foods to give baby first. One of the foods was puree of sweet potato.

Another site provided some home-made baby food recipes. That got me excited because the site,, provided nutriotional information about the sweet potato and what other vegetables I can mix in after we ensure she is not allergic to the vegetable.

I know one of my parent mentors, Gabriel, stated that he would wait  four days before he introduced another food to his son. I know for some people it is known, but as a new parent I want to make sure the baby is getting all of her nutrients and something that is homemade.

What was your child’s first vegetable?

What did he or she not like?




  1. Ivan Cao-Berg on June 30, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i use the baby cubes. got them in marshall’s. i use them to freeze homemade “recaito”.

  2. No Gravatar on June 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    hmm that is not a bad idea for recaito either Ivan. They still have some. Wouldn’t be bad to get some more tomorrow. She loved the Sweet Potato. It was awesome seeing her enjoy this new texture of food. 

  3. Brady Smith on July 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    So how did she like it?

  4. No Gravatar on July 9, 2011 at 12:03 am

    She loved the sweet potato’s Brady. Since the post we have moved onto carrots and now apples. I love the cuisinart hand blender to make the baby food. And I am addicted to those baby cubes. They are handy for traveling and eating on the go. 

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