So your little one is getting to that age or maybe is already at the age where they are being introduced to food. Solids can be intimidating and knowing what you’re feeding your little one is daunting to some parents. I was in the boat coming from a career in the food industry, where I wanted my daughter’s food to be as SIMPLE as possible. That’s why I took making food into my own hands. Homemade carrot baby food puree was the first food we introduced her to and she loved it. It’s so simple, water and carrots.

Baby Food Puree

Baby food off the shelves at the store isn’t a bad thing so if you don’t have time or need something to get you through a period of time, by all means feed that baby whatever you have. That said, you can easily make this stuff in bulk and freeze it for up to 3 months. That allows you to stock up on purees ahead of time if you want to use homemade baby food.

Freezing Carrot Baby Food

If you do want to make this in bulk, I recommend purchasing some ice cube trays. We loved these silicone ones because they’re much easier to get things in and out of. Spoon the puree into the ice cube trays and place in the freezer until they form hardened blocks. Then remove from the tray and place in air tight containers or freezer bags. Once you want to feed one to your baby, remove from the freezer and defrost in the microwave. Or you can also thaw in the fridge, but I’d put them in the night before you want to serve it.

Baby eating, baby led weaning foods

Baby food generally only starts in small servings of a tablespoon, if that. Don’t force your little one to eat, but let them control what and how much they get. Babies are great self-regulators so in the event that they’re not hungry they won’t eat. New textures also can take some time for baby to get used to, up to 20 introductions! So be patient. They are just learning the world of food. For more information on feeding your baby, check out this post on baby feeding

Homemade baby food carrot puree

Carrot Puree Baby Food

You don't need to rely on store bought baby food, when homemade food is this easy. This pureed carrot baby food is easy to make, freezer friendly, and can be a great first for your baby. You can spice it up with basil, cinnamon, or garlic to introduce new flavors to baby.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot puree, baby food, carrot baby food, homemade carrot baby food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 6kcal


  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • ½ cup water


  • *If using baby carrots, skip this step. Wash carrots and cut the stems off. Cut into 2-3" pieces.
  • Bring water to a boil on the stove.
  • Add carrots and boil for 10-15 minutes (until tender and easily pierced with a fork).
  • Drain the water and rinse with cold water or place in a cold water bath to cool the carrots. This is important for nutrient retention.
  • Once they're cooled, place in a blender or food processor with water. Blend until the desired consistency is met. You can add additional water by spoonful until a thin enough texture is met.
  • Serve fresh or store the remaining in air tight containers in the fridge (3 days) or frozen (3 months). If you freeze, it's recommended to freeze in an ice cube tray first so they're in single serving cubes. Then move to an air tight container.

Recipe reposted with permission from Cass Clay Cooking.

I hope you enjoyed this baby food recipe. Our daughter loved carrots so I’m excited to share this first recipe with you. There are so many ways to introduce foods to your baby and I’d love to hear what your first was in the comments below.

-Cassie 🙂

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