You already know you can buy boxes of rice cereal, but here are the top fruits and veggies you can whip up at home now.


___ Mashed sweet potatoes

___ Whirred-up peas

___ Cooked, strained green beans

___ Mashed avocado

___ Mashed bananas

___ Applesauce

___ Pureed peaches

___ Pureed pears

Ones to not to make at home:

___ Carrots

___ Squash

___ Spinach

___ Beets

When prepared at home (store-bought versions are safer) these four may contain too-high levels of nitrates, which can trigger a rare blood disorder. Most babies are fine to eat these after 6 months, but ask your doctor first.

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