Pawpaw (also called ‘papaya’) is one of our tropical delicious fruits. It is nutrient rich with folates, as well as vitamins A, C & E, which makes it equally good for the skin. Pawpaw is a good source of fibre, helping in digestion which is good for babies.
To make pawpaw puree for your baby, ensure you use ripe pawpaw that is firmly soft to touch. As with other fruits introduced to babies from 6 months of age, start with small amounts and don’t give with any other new food that baby has not tried. This will help you monitor and notice any reaction to new foods.
Pawpaw Puree Recipe
- Ripe pawpaw
- Breast milk or water
- Cut a slice of pawpaw and scrape out the seeds. Peel the back off, leaving only the fleshy yellow orange fruit.
- Puree in a blender and serve. You can add breast milk or a little water to thin it if too thick.
Other ways to serve pawpaw to your baby
∗Mash pawpaw with a fork for older babies.
∗Combine with other fruit purees (apple, banana, mango, pear) to introduce new flavours.
∗Cut into cubes as a finger food for bigger babies to encourage self-feeding.
∗Mash or cut into jollof rice for baby.
∗Add to pap or oats for a more nutritious meal.
∗Mix with plain natural yogurt.
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