Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

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Summer squash

Introduce baby to solid summer squashSquash is Buttercup's new favorite food! She liked this even more than sweet potato, as you can tell by the photo of her attacking a slice.

I had prepared a meal incorporating sliced patty pan squash, so I just pulled a few discs from of my plate and cut them into slices for Buttercup. As you can see, she destroyed them. She also ate like a pig at this meal consuming: two slices squash, one green bean, half a strawberry, quarter of a banana and a quarter of a plum.
But, she has enjoyed the squash with as much gusto at each subsequent offering, so I know it wasn't a fluke.

Squash seems like it has a really nice consistency for babies, and it's chock full of vitamins, so that makes mama happy. I highly recommend squash as one of the first vegetables you offer your baby.

Interesting sidenote: did you know that summer squash is any squash with an edible peel and soft seeds (ex: pattypan squash)? Winter squash (ex: pumpkin) has a hard exterior and seeds. Who knew?

PROS: great texture for baby, nutritious food

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