First foods to try
Go veg first
Babies naturally love sweet things. But if you introduce the taste of veg first, before fruit, we think you’ll be surprised by how quickly they start to enjoy it. This approach will help them make healthier choices when they’re bigger too.
Easy on the tum
First foods should be easy to digest. Steamed vegetables, like carrot, parsnip and broccoli, are a great choice for a delish first puree. Offer a tiny bit on a soft weaning spoon and see what happens! And if they’re not keen, try again in a few days’ time.
Remember, at this stage this is all about tiny tastes, so your baby learns to enjoy different flavours and textures. They will still be getting their nutrients from their milk feeds.
We’ve been organic since 1956, so naturally we think it's a good idea to keep pesky pesticides as far away as possible from babies’ sensitive tummies. You might not be able to go organic all the time, but for a first food, it's a great option.
Although you can offer purees at room temperature, savoury flavours taste better warm! To warm baby food, first get it piping hot, then cool again to a safe temperature before giving to your baby. You can use a microwave as long as you decant it into a microwave safe container first and carefully check the temperature — watch for hot spots!
As big fans of sustainability, we’re not into food waste, although a little’s inevitable with little ones. They’ll be painting the wall with puree at some point! But for now, your baby will only need tiny amounts of food, so if you’ve got a HiPP Organic jar or pouch, put a small amount into a little bowl, then seal and store the rest in the fridge.
Check the label for specific storage info or read our weaning FAQs here.
Pick and Mix
Kiwi? Mango? Pasta? Roast chicken? After they’ve got used to veg, and as long as it's cooked the right way, then your baby can now eat almost anything. Offer loads of different tastes and textures, purees and soft finger foods, any way you like. Simple!