These 6 Baby Food Purees Will Help Relieve Baby’s Constipation with no fuss from your little one. You can serve these purees when your baby is backed up or 2-3 times a week to keep things moving on the regular. Great for babies 6-12 months.

How to Relieve Baby’s Constipation

When you first start introducing purees, or when you introduce a new food, to your baby it is completely normal for them to get a little bit backed up. Your baby’s delicate digestive tract needs a little time to process all the new nutrients, fiber, and probiotics that you are giving it.

This is completely normal, so you don’t have to do into panic mode.

While I love and completely trust the Constipation Cure Puree recipe below to do its’ job, let me warn you that this puree is not for the weak of heart. It will definitely get things going and while you will love me for that, you might also curse me when it’s time to change your baby’s diaper.

What all of the 6 purees below have in common, is that they all have produce that starts with the letter ‘P’ in them – prunes, peaches, peas, plums and pears. ‘P’ produce helps get things moving down there all while tasting delicious so your baby will eat them. If you want, you can also add in a pinch of fresh ginger to any of the recipes below. Ginger is great for helping aid in digestion, calming an upset stomach and easing discomfort associated with constipation.

Signs of Constipation in Baby

  • your baby’s stool is hard and dry
  • your baby cries when going poo
  • baby is unwilling to feed and is generally unhappy
  • your baby’s stomach is hard when you gently press down on it
  • your baby’s stool has blood in or on it

7 Easy Ways to Help Baby with Constipation

  1. Stop serving foods that can cause constipation (potatoes, cheese, bananas, rice cereal, pasta) and start serving purees loaded with fiber.
  2. Serve purees with produce starting with ‘P’ – prunes, peaches, pears, peas and plums. These P produce help relieve constipation in baby and aid in baby’s digestive tract (see recipes below).
  3. Start to re-introduce purees that are easy to digest, such as avocado and sweet potato purees.
  4. If baby is older then 9 months, you can sprinkle a small pinch of ground flaxseed into any puree or finger food.
  5. Make sure baby is getting enough water in during the day. Aim for 2-4 ounces in the morning and in the evening. This is in addition to the breast milk, formula or milk (for toddlers) you are already giving them.
  6. Give your little one a warm bath to help them relax their digestion organs.
  7. Start doing baby tummy exercises to get things moving. Place baby on their back and taking both legs in your hands, bend their legs towards their belly button and make a circle with their knees in a clockwise direction. You can also gently press on their tummies about 2 inches away from their belly button starting at the 9’oclock direction and moving to the 3’oclock direction. You will want to gently press down roughly 1 inch into their stomachs. Repeat both exercises around 10 times each.

Pears + Prunes + Cloves (Constipation Cure Puree)

This is the puree I would always turn to when my baby was constipated. It will definitely do the job, so don’t go too overboard when serving this, a little goes a long way. Just a warning;)

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Pear, Prune + Clove Baby Food (Constipation Cure Puree)

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This baby food recipe is a tasty puree that will cure baby constipation right up!
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Fennel, Peach + Pea Puree

This is a great puree filled with fruits and veggies that will help relieve your baby’s constipation. If you want an even stronger constipation puree, you can substitute the fennel for two roughly chopped pears.

Fennel, Peach + Pea Baby Food Puree

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This Fennel, Peach + Pea Baby Food Puree is a sweet green puree with a fun licorice twist from the fennel.
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Roasted Pear + Dates Baby Puree

This puree is probably one of my all-time favorite purees because it just tastes so dang good and any baby will happily gobble it up. You can also substitute prunes for the dried dates, if you are so inclined.

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Roasted Pear + Date Baby Food Puree

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Filled with wholesome roasted pears, dates and a squeeze of orange for a little zest!
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PEAR BABY PUREE

This simple pear puree is great for mild cases of constipation. You can add in 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of fresh ginger to help ease digestion pain.

Pear Baby Puree (Stage One)

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This smooth and creamy homemade Pear Baby Puree is a wonderful first puree for baby – easy on the taste buds and great for their growing bodies!
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Pumpkin, Yogurt + Prune Puree 

You can use frozen chopped pumpkin if fresh is not an option or you can use organic canned pumpkin puree if neither is available.

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Pumpkin, Yogurt + Prune Baby Food Puree

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A fun seasonal baby food puree that takes only 15 minutes to make and is packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium, protein and iron just from the pumpkin.
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PEAR + BLUEBERRY BABY FOOD PUREE

This puree is loaded with so many nutrients that you should probably just serve this to your baby at least once a day anyway. Bonus, that it helps with constipation and digestive issues.

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5-Minute Pear + Blueberry Baby Puree

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This 5-Minute Pear + Blueberry Baby Food recipe is a simple and delicious baby food puree filled with fiber, antioxidants, folate and potassium for the win!
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More Purees to Relieve Constipation

Looking for even more purees to relieve your baby’s constipation, then check out these purees.

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Get the recipe: 6 Baby Food Purees Will Help Relieve Baby’s Constipation

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These 6 Baby Food Purees Will Help Relieve Baby's Constipation with no fuss from your little one. You can serve these purees when your baby is backed up or 2-3 times a week to keep things moving on the regular. 

Ingredients 

Pears + Prums + Cloves Baby Food Puree

  • 2 pears, cored and roughly chopped
  • 4 dried prunes, pitted
  • 1 cup hot water
  • pinch cloves

Fennel, Peach + Pea Baby Food Puree

  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 cups peaches, fresh or frozen, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen

Roasted Pear + Date Baby Food Puree

  • 3 pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 5 dried dates, pitted
  • 1 orange, juiced

Pear Baby Food Puree

  • 6 pears
  • 1/8 tsp cardamon or fresh ginger (optional)

Pumpkin, Yogurt + Prune Baby Food Puree

  • 1/2 small pie pumpkin (roughly 3 cups), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup full-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 dried prunes, pitted

5-Minute Pear + Blueberry Baby Puree

    • 2 cups pear, chopped (roughly 2 pears)
    • 1 cup blueberries

    Instructions 

    Pears + Prums + Cloves Baby Food Puree

    • Fill a medium saucepan with 2 inches of water, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
      Place the pears in a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
      Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the prunes and hot water, and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain.
      Add the pears, prunes and cloves into blender or food processor and puree until smooth, adding reserved water in 1/4 cup increments, if needed.

    Fennel, Peach + Pea Baby Food Puree

    • On a cutting board, chop the base and greens off of the fennel, then roughly chop the bulb of the fennel. 
      Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Place the fennel in a steamer basket, cover and cook for 7 minutes. Add in the peaches and peas, cover and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the fennel is easily pricked with a fork. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
      Transfer all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until you have reached your desired consistency, adding the reserved water in tbsp increments if needed.

    Roasted Pear + Date Baby Food Puree

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. 
      Place pears on the baking sheet, put into the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly. 
      Meanwhile, place the dates in a small bowl and cover with hot water, let sit for 10 minutes. Drain. 
      Transfer the pears and dates to a blender or food processor. Add in the orange juice. For a Stage 2 Puree – puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth, adding in water in tbsp increments if needed. For a Stage 3 Puree – pulse in 10-second increments until ingredients are completely mixed together yet still chunky. Serve warm for an extra special treat.

    Pear Baby Food Puree

    • Prep: peel and roughly chop the pears.
      Combine: place the pear chunks, spices (if using) and water into a medium saucepan, cover.
      Cook: heat on medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork.
      Transfer: let cool slightly. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the pears out of the saucepan, leaving the excess water behind, and place in a blender or food processor.
      Blend: turn on the machine and blend for 1-2 minutes until you have your desired consistency. If your pear puree is too thick, add the leftover cooking water in 1/4 cup increments.
      Eat: serve to baby or freeze for another meal.

    Pumpkin, Yogurt + Prune Baby Food Puree

    • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Place pumpkin into a steamer basket over boiling water, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes, or when you can easily prick the pumpkin chunks with a fork. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
      Meanwhile, place the prunes into a small bowl and cover with very hot water for 10 minutes. This will let them plump up and become tender. Drain.
      Place the pumpkin, yogurt and prunes into blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth, adding reserved steamer water in 1/4 cup increments if needed.

    5-Minute Pear + Blueberry Baby Puree

    • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, place the chopped pear, cover and steam for 3 minutes.
      Add the blueberries on top of the pears, cover and steam for 2 more minutes.
      Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth and blueberry skins are completely pureed. Serve and enjoy!

    Notes

    Age: 4 months and up
    Yield: roughly 12-25 ounces depending on recipe. 
    Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
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    Please note that I am not a medical professional. If your little one has been constipated for longer than 10 days or has a severe case and nothing seems to be working, then please call your pediatrician right away.