Mango Puree for Baby By Age: Combinations, Benefits & Tips
Mango puree for baby is a delicious and healthy way to introduce your little one to solid foods. It is easy to make and can be mixed with other fruits or vegetables to create delicious baby food puree combinations.
In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of mango puree for babies, as well as some tips on how to make it and a list of age-appropriate mango baby puree combination ideas.
Mango Puree For Baby
Mango puree for baby is a popular first new food choice for many parents.
Because mangos are a naturally sweet fruit, your baby is likely to enjoy the taste of fresh mango.
And, since they’re soft, easy to digest, packed with nutrient and easy to puree, they’re perfect for babies 6 months and up.
Benefits Of Mango For Babies
The mango pulp is rich source of potassium, dietary fiber and vitamins such as vitamin C and A in particular which are essential for your baby’s development.
Mangoes are also a good source of antioxidants and carotenoids – all having tremendous health benefits.
Vitamin C helps your baby’s body absorb iron and aids in the development of collagen, which is important for healthy skin, bones and blood vessels.
Vitamin A is important for vision, skin and immune system health.
Fiber helps to regulate digestion and can prevent constipation.
According to dietary guidelines, a 6 to 12 month old baby is recommended to consume about 40 mg of Vitamin C per day. So if you feed your baby 1 tablespoon of mango puree, he will get approximately 3.65 mg of Vitamin C.
That’s just a fraction of what he needs. So don’t rely on mangoes alone to meet your baby’s vitamin C requirements.
Instead, try incorporating other baby foods into his diet that are rich in this important nutrient, such as cabbage, bell peppers, broccoli, citrus fruits and melons (cantaloupe).
How To Make Mango Pure For Baby (Stage 1)
Here is how to make mango puree for 6 month old baby:
- Wash the mango thoroughly under running water.
- Peel the mango and remove the pit. Use a sharp knife or a peeler to peel away the skin of the mango. Then, cut around the pit to remove it. You don’t need to cook the mango for making a puree. The most nutritious way is to consume is fresh.
- Cut the mango lengthways and then into chunks. Smaller pieces will blend more easily and result in smoother baby food purees.
- Blend: Puree the mango in a blender or food processor. If your baby is just starting on solids, add a little water if necessary to thin out the puree to your desired consistency. You can also add breast milk or formula to the puree if you like.
Tips For Making Mango Puree (Fresh Or Frozen)
- Start with fresh ripe mangoes. Look for mangoes that are deep yellow in color and give slightly when pressed. Avoid mangos that are hard, green, or bruised.
- Under-ripe mango will be less smooth when pureed.
- If you can’t find fresh mangoes, you can use frozen mango. If you don’t want to add any liquid when blending, make sure to thaw completely before pureeing. If you’re going to use frozen mango, you’ll need liquid for blending.
Combinations Ideas For Mango Puree (Stage 2 & 3)
Once your baby is used to eating mango puree on its own, you can start to experiment and mix different flavor combinations to make delicious recipes:
Here are some delicious mango baby food combinations to try:
- Mango and Peach Puree: This classic combo is sure to be a hit with your little one. Simply add a ripe peach to your mango puree and blend until smooth.
- Mango and Apple Puree: For a slightly tart flavor, add an apple to your diced mango and blend.
- Mango and berry mix (choose between blueberries, blackberries or raspberries). The taste is amazing, and the color will delight your baby.
- Mango, Banana and Avocado Puree: For a nutrient-rich baby food with monounsaturated fat, combine mango, banana and avocado.
- Mango, Carrot and Sweet Potato Puree: This sweet and savory combo is perfect for baby’s first Thanksgiving. Simply add cooked carrots and sweet potatoes to your mango puree and blend until smooth.
- Mango and Yogurt: Simply add plain yogurt and mango chunks to your blender or food processor and puree until desired consistency is reached. You can also add a little water to thin it out if necessary.
- Mango, pumpkin and pear puree: This is a great fall baby food recipe. Simply add cooked pumpkin and pear to your mango baby puree and blend until smooth.
- Mango and Oatmeal Puree: For a heartier baby food, add cooked oatmeal to your mango puree. This combo is also great for babies who are teething since the oatmeal will help soothe their gums.
- Mango, Banana and Coconut Milk Puree: This delicious tropical mix is perfect for summertime.
- Mango, Orange and Strawberry Puree: This tropical combo baby food is sure to please your little one’s taste buds. Simply combine mango, orange and strawberry purees and blend in a food processor until smooth.
- Mango smoothie: (mango + banana + berries + yogurt + water or milk). This is a great way to use up any leftover mango puree. Just add all ingredients to a blender and mix. Serve right away.
- Mango puree with broccoli and leafy greens for extra antioxidants and vitamins.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to mango puree combinations and recipes. So get creative and have fun experimenting!
Storing and Serving Mango Baby Puree
- Mango puree can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours in an airtight container.
- Freeze for longer storage in a portioned freezer tray for up to 3 months.
- When you’re ready to serve, simply thaw the mango puree in the fridge overnight. For faster thawing, place it in a bowl of warm water for about 15 minutes.
- To avoid waste, only make mango puree as much as you need. If your baby doesn’t eat it all, don’t re-freeze it.
Mango Baby Puree FAQs
You can start introducing mango puree to your baby when he or she is around 6 months old and is showing signs of readiness for solid foods.
Yes, you can give your baby mango puree as early as 5 months old, if your baby is showing signs of readiness. Be sure to start with small amounts and watch for any signs of allergies. But keep in mind that World Health Organization has advised to start solids at 6 months.
Yes, mango puree can help relieve constipation in babies. The high fiber content in mangoes helps to bulk up stools and promote regular bowel movements. Just be sure to start with small amounts.
You can give mango puree to your baby as often as you like, just make sure to balance out with other type of foods. You can start with 1 tablespoon
of mango puree a day. Once the baby is older than 6 months, the baby can advance to 2 or 3 tablespoons per day and up to 4-6 tablespoons at 9 months.
Yes. But the best way to serve mango for teething, is a frozen chunk of mango into a food feeder or make small frozen popsicles. The act of sucking on a frozen fruit will help to soothe the gums and provide relief from pain.
The most common symptom of a mango allergy is itchiness or swelling around the mouth. If you notice these symptoms, stop feeding your baby mango puree and consult with your pediatrician.
More Baby Puree Recipes To Try
- Carrot Puree For Babies By Stage + Combination Ideas
- Broccoli Puree For Baby By Stage + Combinations
- Baby Food With Prunes + Combinations
- Avocado Baby Food Ideas + Combinations
Mango puree is a delicious and healthy food for children. It’s packed with nutrients that are essential for baby’s growth and development. Plus, it’s easy to make at home with minimum prep time. So if you’re looking for a new baby food to try, make mango puree!
Need more puree recipes? Check out the puree category for more ideas!
Mango Puree for Baby By Stage: Recipe And Baby Food Combinations
Basic Mango Puree For Baby (Stage 1)
- 1/2 medium mango (about 1/2 cup of pulp)
- 2 tbsp liquid (water, breast milk or formula)
Mango Puree Combinations (Stage 2 and 3)
- 1 Mango + peach puree (1:1)
- 1 Mango + apple puree (1:1)
- 1 Mango + berries (blackberry, blueberry, strawberry or raspberry) (1::1)
- Mango + banana + coconut milk (1:1:1)
- Mango + carrot + sweet potato puree (1:1:1)
- Mango + pumpkin + pear puree (1:1:!1)
- Mango + carrot puree (1:1)
- Mango + oatmeal puree (1:1)
- Mango + yogurt (1:1)
- Mango + orange + strawberry puree: (1:1:1)
- 1/4 cup liquid (for a soupy consistency)
Tips For Mango Baby Puree
- Avoid mangos that are hard, green, or bruised. Under-ripe mango will be less smooth when pureed.
- If you can’t find fresh mangoes, you can use frozen mango. If you don’t want to add any liquid when blending, make sure to thaw completely before pureeing.
- If you’re going to use frozen mango, you’ll need liquid for blending.
- Mango puree can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours in an airtight container or freeze for up to six months.
- Thaw the mango puree in the fridge overnight. For faster thawing, place it in a bowl of warm water for about 15 minutes.
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