First Tastes Baby Weaning – sweet potato

First Tastes For Baby
Sweet Potato

My little girl is approaching 6 months old.
Advice from health visitor said I could have started baby weaning from 17 weeks old (4 months), but I didn’t feel she was ready.
The NHS guidelines are from 6 months.

Cerys will be 6 months in a week or so, and I feel she is now ready.
She has had little licks of yogurt, and sucking on watermelon and apple (in the nuby nibbler we have – its a has a handle, and a net on the other end to put fruit or vegetables in)

I’m going to start with sweet potato.

What do I need?

1 sweet potato

2 tablespoons of breast milk or infant formula

Water (just enough to cover the sweet potato in the saucepan)



Colander / sieve

Sharp cutting knife


Fork to mash purée or a blender


1. Wash and peel the sweet potato

2. Cut it into small chunks

3. Boil the kettle

4. Place them in a saucepan and cover with boiling water.


5. Bring to the boil then simmer for a further 30 minutes or until soft.

6. Drain the water

7. Mash / purée the sweet potato using fork or blender. Add in the milk at the same time. Can use 2 tablespoons of water instead of milk.
Once they get use to the taste, you can add a pinch of cinnamon in at this point.


8. You can freeze the extra left overs in little pots with lids or ice cube trays.




One Comment Add yours

  1. Nicky says:

    oooh I’ll be flowing your progress as I’m only about 5 weeks behind you 🙂

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