First Food Ideas For a Baby Starting Solids

The best first foods for your baby are nutritionally-dense wholefoods.

PURÉE

Kūmara

Pumpkin

Carrot

Avocado

Beetroot

Broccoli

Carrot

Potato

Cassava

Apple

Pear

Banana

Mango

Chicken

Lamb

Beef

Fish

FINGER FOOD
  • Cucumber peeled and cut into finger-sized sticks
  • Kiwifruit peeled and cut into finger-sized shapes
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed cauliflower
  • Vegetables like kūmara, carrot and potato cut into finger-sized shapes and roasted
  • Boiled egg
  • Toast fingers
  • Thin slices of cheese
  • Grated raw carrot or apple

Vegetables provide so much goodness; they’re a source of high nutrients that babies (and all humans for that matter) need to grow, develop and thrive.