Learn safe ways to serve cantaloupe with tips on how to cut it easily and which shapes are easiest to eat.
When choosing a cantaloupe, you want it to feel heavy for its size, to have a slight give when you press on the base where the stem was removed, and to smell like a fragrant melon.
Wash the melon then cut the melon in half. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard these seeds.
Use a small knife to remove the skin. I hold the melon cut side down in one hand and use the other hand to gently remove the skin working around in a circle.
Cut the half in half, then into slices. From there, you can slice the cantaloupe into matchsticks or into small diced pieces as you like.
– 6 months: Offer a large slice for baby baby-led weaning style or puree. – 9 months: Offer small diced pieces as a finger food. – 12+ months: Offer matchstick shape pieces of cantaloupe.
Roughly chop at least 2 cups of the melon. Add melon to a blender and blend smooth. Serve with a spoon or in a reusable pouch.
You can use a melon baller to make round shapes for older kids. (You don’t have to peel it to use this method.) Ready for more baby recipes? Click to the next slide ->
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