This Pears + Prunes + Cloves Baby Food Puree is a tasty puree that will cure baby constipation right up!
As you know, we started feeding baby Parker about a month ago (if not, catch up here and here) and while it has been beyond fun to see her amazing reactions to the new foods we have introduced, some of pure delight while others of pure terror, there is one thing I completely forgot about when starting to introduce purees to baby – the constipation that will most likely follow.
For most parents, constipation can be a troubling concern, especially because symptoms usually appear at 3am. While their little bellies might be going MORE MORE MORE, their delicate intestines are saying WHOA THERE COWBABY, EASY DOES IT. It takes a while for baby’s digestive system to catch up with their stomach, so while a backed up baby is unnerving, it is nothing to completely freak out about.
While prune juice was my go to for Ellie when she was a baby, I wanted to come up with a natural food remedy for this go around. Enter this pear and prune puree – a totally natural remedy for baby (and toddler) constipation. Because both pears and prunes are packed with natural laxatives and fiber they help get things going down there. And while I am calling this the Constipation Cure Puree, you can really make and serve this puree anytime because it is soooooo good. Sweet pears are steamed until just tender and then pureed with re-hydreated prunes and a dash of cloves to make this ‘medicine’ actually taste like a dessert. I served it at dinner to Parker but it wasn’t long before we all had our own bowls and were licking them clean.
Here are the foods that we have introduced so far:
Avocado – smashed
Bananas – smashed
Egg Yolks smashed and mixed with breast milk
Apples with Cinnamon
Apple and Pears with Cinnamon
Sweet Potatoes with Nutmeg
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it’s not many!