Updated May 27, 2023
Here are some ways to thicken baby food purees using healthy and natural ingredients.
Please note: Always speak to your child’s doctor before introducing ANY new foods.
Please remember that you should only introduce ONE new ingredient to your baby at a time.
If you are pureeing a food for your baby for the first time, then introduce it alone BEFORE mixing it with any of the thickeners listed here.
That way, if your baby experiences any type of allergic reaction or digestive problem, you’ll know which food was responsible.
Here are a few ideas to thicken baby food purees, using healthy ingredients that give the meal a little nutritious boost!
Try stirring in…
To thicken soups or stews for your baby, you could also try adding a little grated raw potato – just stir it in around 10-15 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Another option is to add plantain balls (bollitas de platano).
To make them...
If you have the opposite problem – and your baby’s puree is TOO thick – then we have some tips to help you thin baby food purees, too!