Jun 22, 2014

Muskmelon Puree for Babies / Cantaloupe Puree for Babies / Melons for Babies


Melons are such a wonder food for your babies during hot summer days. Since they are filled with lots of water content, they make a yummy dish for your baby, plus you dont have to cook them. These melons are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium. It is rich in beta carotine which is good for your babies vision. Choose melon which smells sweet and feed melons which are sweet, because some tart melons can cause rashes in babies. 


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 melons wont cause any constipation in babies.

4) I dont prefer freezing 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 melons, get sweet smelling melons, the melons should be sweet, dont feed your baby tart melons.

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

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 Melon Puree:

Take some ripe sweet melon, peel them and cube them. Add them to blender and make into a fine puree. Pour in to feeding bowl and feed your baby.

Peel and chop up some sweet pieces of muskmelon
add them to blender

puree them

Pour into clean bowl

Feed your baby..


  1. Hi aarthi let me know if I can give this for my 9 month old babies. He has just entered into the 9 month.

  2. Hi Aarthi, thanks for sharing information on baby food recipes..hats off to your efforts!!! Can I feed my 7 month baby this melon puree.. Am giving fresh ragi porridge and apple sauce..pls suggest porridge/soup/purees for 7 month baby.. Thanks and Regards, Bagya

  3. @Unknownyes u can feed, check this link for more recipes

  4. Hi aarthi my lo is 8 month can I give her this and watermelon

  5. Hi aarthi my baby is 6 months and 12 days old. Can I give this melon puree recipe.

  6. @Anonymous
    Melon at this age is not recommended. It is mucous forming and causes chest congestion/ cold in kids. Instead give stewed apple or pear with cinnamon or clove. It is not good to give uncooked fruits to a 6 month old baby.


  7. What varieties do u suggest I give to my 3months old son

    1. 3 month is too early to start solids. u can start solid after 5 months


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