How to Serve Squash to Babies - Feeding Littles

How to Serve Squash to Babies

We love squash, especially during the fall months! 

These fall favorites are super high in vitamins and minerals and have a hearty texture that helps bulk up a meal so you’re satisfied when finished and have more leftover! They’re a great first food for baby because they’re soft enough for strong gums and are usually well liked by new eaters. 

These delicious beauties are shown here cut as wedges – technically some of them are half moons because of the round shape of the squash. All that matters is that baby can pick them up using a palmar grasp and can bring them to their mouth.



A few things to note:

  • The spaghetti squash can be served in a clump, on a loaded NumNum GOOtensil, or on a loaded rounded fork.
  • Leave the skin on the bottom of strips/wedges for better grip.
  • If you find your wedges break easily, make them thicker.
  • Cooking suggestions are just one of many ways to prepare these amazing foods! Use oils, spices and flavorings as desired – just go easy on salt for kids under 12 months. 
  • Cook times may vary depending on the size and thickness of your pieces.

These are simple preparations – you can change it up as much as you’d like to meet your family’s needs and favorite tastes. 

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