On July 13, 2011 by Kelly

The following is a guest post from Jessica of Vanderbilt Wife. She will be filling in here every now and again until we can get a regular baby/toddler food writer on board. I am so grateful to have some life being breathed into this section of the site! Baby Self-Feeding My son is almost 7 months old, and he finally seems to be getting the hang of baby food. And by that, I mean that he wails if he ever sees someone eating and he’s not! I’m learning very quickly what it’s like to have a boy, and already shuddering at the thought of my future grocery bill. I picked up some beautiful peaches from the farmer’s market last weekend and wanted to incorporate them into a meal for David. His first real “food fit” was after my husband let him suck on a peach—and then had the nerve to take it away! The kid knows good stuff when he sees it. I didn’t peel my peach, but you can if you’re more comfortable with it that way. Not peeling it leaves pretty little flecks in the puree. I use an immersion blender to do my purees, but you could use a regular blender, baby food mill, or the adorable Baby Bullet.

Mango-Peach Puree (6 months+)


Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1 mango, pitted, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 1 peach, pit removed, diced
  • 1-2 T water, breastmilk, or formula
  • 1-2 T baby cereal (I like Plum Organics MultiGrain)


Process mango, peach, and liquid using desired blending method. (Just use enough liquid to make the mixture loose enough to blend well.) Add cereal to thicken to your child’s preference; for younger babies, you may not need to thicken at all.

Freezing Directions:

Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze. When cubes are frozen, empty into a freezer bag and use as needed. To defrost, microwave cubes at 50% power for 1 minute. (Make sure to test to make sure it is not too hot!) Alternately, defrost in the fridge and serve cold. This Post will be linked at: