Introducing your baby to his or her first solid foods is like many milestone parenting moments — it’s both exciting and terrifying. While we’ve covered some of the top superfoods for your baby’s body and brain, and debunked a ton of baby feeding myths, there is one key question on most parents’ minds: What are the best foods to give your baby during his or her first year?
Don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered.
1. Sweet Potatoes
Babies are naturally attracted to sweet food, so sweet potatoes are a good starter. They are also a nutritious powerhouse, with high vitamin A, antioxidants, and beta-carotene levels. They are easy to digest for a baby who is just starting to eat solid foods.
Steam it and mash it with some formula or breastmilk, or cut it in slices and roast it with a little bit of olive oil so their little hands can easily grab it.