Baby food is, in theory, a well balanced diet for any baby or young toddler who has not yet started eating true solid foods. These mashed-up meals bridge the gap between milk and formula, and full solid meals that your child can chop with cutlery or chew with their teeth in order to break them down and swallow them. And thanks to their pureed texture, baby foods can be a good way to get your infant to eat vegetables they might not otherwise enjoy.
Each baby food recipe is designed to offer a balance of nutrients, and a certain number of calories - and this information should usually be visible on the packaging. There are also baby desserts, such as fruit purees, as a sweeter treat or a reward for polishing off the last of the main course.