Mar 3, 2014

Creamy Mashed Potatoes for Babies / How to Make Potato Puree for Babies (Using Formula Milk)


As maha has started her 6 month, I decided to start introducing starchy foods and foods rich in carbohydrates in her diet. During my last visit to pediatrician, i consulted with him. He recommened me to start on foods like potato and rice..These foods helps in healthy weight gaining on babies..I didn't start rice yet, because as per our custom we will take that as a big function and feed the first rice to maha infront of god in a temple.


The other food which is rich in carbohydrates are potatoes and sweet potatoes..Potatoes are really good for your babies. They have few vitamins in them but they are mainly rich in carbohydrates and starch. I added some formula milk in this mash to make it more creamy, but you could simply leave it out and add warm water. But never add cow's milk until your baby is 1 year old. This is what my pediatrician told me.

You can even add carrots in this and make it as a double veggie mash. Carrots give a lovely sweetness to the mash and it will be a different food for your baby.

I get so many mails from my viewers about formula milk and breast milk. Here is an article about Toddler Formula vs Milk. I hope it will be helpful for you.

Things to remember:

1)Texture of the puree depends upon you, i would recommend you to make the puree smooth. 

2)Your baby wont empty the whole bowl all at once, start with few spoons then increase it gradually as days pass by.

3)In my opinion & experience potatoes wont cause any constipation in babies. But it may cause gas in some babies. Any how i wont feed this puree daily, i give it two times a week.

4) I dont prefer freezing potato purees. I make it fresh everyday. But if you are busy or find difficult to get time, then freeze it in individual containers and thaw it overnight in fridge.

5)When choosing potatoes, get firm, white variety.

6)Potato are less likely to have any allergenic reactions.

Tips from Viewer Comment:

You may add 3-4 jeera while boiling the potatoes...u may either grind it and feed the baby or else take it off before feeding as the essence would be taken in it...this helps the baby from getting any gas problems.

How to introduce solid food to your baby:

Read this

How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:

Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.

How to make Potato Puree:


Potato - 1 medium size (fresh & white variety)
Formula Milk Powder - 1 scoop ( I use lactogen )
Water - 3 to 4 tblspn + for boiling potatoes


Take a firm, fresh, white potato. Peel it and cube them. Wash it well in cold water.

Add it to a sauce pan, cover it with clean water. Put it on stove and bring it to boil.

Simmer the flame and cook till the potatoes are tender. This will take around 15 mins.

Now drain it and put it in a bowl. Mash it up.

Now to make the puree creamy, make some formula milk. Dissolve some formula milk powder which you are using for your baby in some warm water. Pour this over the mashed potato and mash it more to make it creamy.

Transfer this to a bowl and feed your baby with a spoon.

Totally love her dimple chin
Love this pics
so cute..

Lets start to make some potato puree

Peel a firm, fresh potato

cube them

Wash them well

Add it to a sauce pan

cover it with water

Put the pot on stove

Bring it to boil

Cover and Simmer

Cook till the potatoes are done

Drain it and add it to a bowl

Mash it up

Now make some formula milk

dissolve milk powder with some warm water

Add the milk to mashed potato

Mix it up, till it gets creamy

Now feed your baby..


  1. Im going to try this today..Thanks for the idea og creamy potato puree

  2. can we add milk instead of milk powder

  3. u may add 3-4 jeera while boiling the potatoes...u may either grind it and feed the baby or else take it off before feeding as the essence would be taken in it...this helps the baby from getting any gas problems....

    1. Yes you can, but first feed milk seperatly to check he is not allergic to it.

    2. Yes you can, but first feed milk seperatly to check he is not allergic to it.

  4. Delicious and lovely looking mashed potatoes. Excellent preparation.

  5. @Gayathri VikkramanFor babies below 1 year old,cows milk is now advisable...Read my notes..

  6. @notoriously an aquarian Thanks for the point, adding that in my post.

  7. Can i add milk instead of milk powder..

  8. @Swathi VikkramanFor babies below 1 year old,cows milk is now advisable...Please read my post.

  9. Can i give a whole potato for 9 month old baby? will it cause any stomach upset?

  10. Am not giving formula milk for my baby. Then what else can i add instead of formula milk powder

  11. @AnonymousYou can use cows milk if your baby is above 1 year. Or skip everything and just use water

  12. Can i gv 1aaloo whole to 6month cumpleted baby

  13. @Anonymousgive small aloo. if ur baby eats it, then u can give

  14. Can i gv beetroot carrot to my 6mnthcumpltd baby

  15. Hi aarthi baby is looking my food everytime.he is 5 month old should i start solid food

  16. Hi aarthi I don't use formula just adding jeeramgam water. But it's too sticky why is that. I kept adding water and mashed them nicely then in fed him. Pls suggest.

  17. @Nandhini RamanU can use milk if you dont use formula. Milk is what gives creaminess

    1. Hi aarthi. But my lo is 7 months can I give milk?? What milk to give him. As u say that cows milk are to be given after 1yr.. Pls advice

    2. Hi aarthi what time should we finish dinner for Babies. Can u also upload how-to make Rice kanji. Pls

  18. @Nandhini Ramanjust give him formula milk alone..start cows milk after 1 year

  19. @Nandhini Ramanbefore 7 or 8 is good..but u can giev him formula milk anytime of the day, even in night.

  20. Liked the receipe. It's a great help, THANKS

  21. I have not added jeera in dis recipie... If baby gets gas problm then wht should be done?

  22. My baby is nw in 6th Month i ve given her potato mashed n followed ur recipe.. I ve not added jeera since it has skipped from my mind..if my baby gets gas problm wht should be the remedy? Plz advise

    1. if the baby is having then give boiled carom seed water, which is also a gripewater.

  23. @audNot she wont get, since u have fed just once. if she gets gas problem, give some bopiled down jeera water

  24. Can I give this puree as a dinner for my 9 month old son??

  25. Can v use mothers milk in ds?

  26. Nithya DhamodaranMay 21, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    This is very useful one... my lo has completed 5 months now.. can I start solid foods? For the past 10 days am feeding with cerelac ... can I give formula milk along this?

    1. yes u can start. U can give apple sauce, pear puree, carrot puree, ragi and raw banana porridge

  27. Thanx Aarthi...have been looking for a creamy potato mash recipie,will definitely try this for my 8month old son..
    & loved d pics of ur cutie pie..

  28. She is making six months on 12th July.
    I cant wait to start feeding her with this.
    Thanks a lot for this recipe.

  29. So good. Lovely .. u dnt use salt for anything that is gud thing we can make as we all know we should not use salt until a year.very much impressed.

  30. My baby completed his 6 months on july 9 , at which time potatoes i can give to her???/

  31. Should I add salt ? Is it okay to add salt in millk

  32. Am not giving any formula milk to my baby only mother feeding can I skip milk

  33. Am not giving any formula milk to my baby only mother feeding can I skip milk


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