Parents are often advised to cautiously introduce certain foods to their babies, and as autumn rolls around, and cans of pumpkin and actual pumpkins are placed front and center at grocery stores, it raises the question as to when a baby can try pumpkin! After all, the fruit is chock full of many essential vitamins and minerals that a growing baby definitely needs. Vitamin A, C, K, folate, Niacin, Potassium, Calcium, Iron... Experts say six to eight months in age is a great time to introduce pumpkin in some way, shape or form during a baby’s meal time. So naturally, I dug up six pumpkin baby food recipes to serve your little one.
TIP: When buying your star ingredient, pumpkin puree is just fine. However, stay away from “pumpkin pie mix,” which has lots of added sugars, starch and unnecessary additives.
With all of these recipes, you can steam the extra fruits and veggies with the pumpkin (so they're easier to mash,) hand mash them or blend them until smooth in a food processor.