Bananas for Baby (Puree, BLW, Finger Food)

Learn the easiest ways to serve bananas for babies from the time they start solids to when they’re into toddlerhood. Get tips on banana puree, baby-led weaning bananas, which bananas cause constipation (and don’t!), and banana recipes to try.

Bananas for Baby

Banana is one of those classic easy baby foods since the flavor is mellow and mild and they are so easy to prepare. There are common questions when offering them. though, so I hope to help clear up any confusion.

This post is meant to offer ideas whether you do purees or baby-led weaning, have a baby just starting solids, an older baby, or even a toddler.

Bananas are rich in potassium, Vitamin B6, fiber, Vitamin C, among other nutrients. They range in flavor and sweetness—but they are a carbohydrate that’s classified as a “resistant starch” so they cause less glucose to be released into the bloodstream. Which basically means they don’t cause quick spikes in blood sugar since they are digested slowly.

(I mention that since many are wary of bananas due to their sugar content, but we actually don’t need to worry about the natural sugars in fruits—especially not when they’re naturally paired with fiber which helps slow the rate of digestion.)

Bananas should be stored at room temperature and are best eaten when ripe. Sometime it can be hard to know when a banana is ripe, but I look for yellow fruit with just some brown dots. You or your kids may prefer riper or less ripe bananas but it’s important to know that unripe green bananas can be constipating for kids.

Bananas with more brown spots have more natural sugars and flavor, which makes them a more flavorful option to offer. We love banana as a delicious first food for baby.

You usually want to use very brown bananas for baked goods that call for bananas.

Contents hide 1 Bananas for Baby 2 Your toddler won’t eat? Help is here! 3 How to Prepare Bananas for Baby 4 Banana Puree 5 What to Mix with Banana Baby Food 6 Banana for Baby-Led Weaning 7 Bananas for 6-Month-Old 8 Bananas for 9-Month-Old 9 Bananas for 12+ Months 10 Frequently Asked Questions 11 Banana Recipes to Try 12 Best Tips for Success 13 Related Recipes 14 Bananas for Baby (Puree, BLW, Finger Food) 14.1 Banana Puree 14.2 BLW Banana 14.3 Banana Finger Food 14.4 Banana Slices for Toddlers 14.5 Banana Smoothie 14.6 Banana Milk

Your toddler won’t eat? Help is here!

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