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Easy BLW Banana

Learn how to serve BLW banana so it’s easy and safe for your baby to hold and feed themself baby-led weaning style. There are three easy options here so you can pick the one that works best.
Course Baby Food
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 53kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the banana if planning to serve it with the peel on.
  • To serve half of a banana with the skin on, which helps baby hold the fruit securely since it’s less slippery, start by cutting it in half.
  • Use a small knife to cut off a piece toward the top. I run the knife around, pressing just through the peel, then cut a slit and remove that portion of the peel. Serve. Remove more peel as needed for baby.
  • Or, to serve in segments, peel the half and press lightly on the bottom. The banana will naturally break into three segments. You can offer one at a time to baby.
  • Or, to serve on a preloaded spoon, you can mash some banana with a fork and offer it on a baby spoon so baby can feed themself.

Notes

  • Bananas are best cut and served immediately, as they will brown during storage. If you have leftover banana, I would freeze the banana and use it for baking (like in my ABC Muffins) or in a Banana Smoothie.
  • Wash the fruit before you start.
  • Aim to use a ripe banana that's soft and sweet. Small brown spots will indicate this level of ripeness.
  • If worried about constipation, avoid using underripe bananas.
  • Serve banana as a Baby Snack or incorporate it into a Baby-Led Weaning Breakfast.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5banana | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg