how to cook sweet potato for baby led weaning



Sweet Potato for Baby Led Weaning

Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a great way to introduce solid foods to your baby. One of the first vegetables recommended for baby is sweet potato, as it has a sweet, mild taste and is a great source of iron and vitamin A. Here is how to cook sweet potato for baby led weaning.



    • 1 large sweet potato


    • 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)




    1. Prepare the sweet potato – Wash the sweet potato and pierce it all over with a fork.


    1. Boil – Boil the sweet potato in a pot of boiling, salted water for 15 minutes, or until it’s soft and yielding when pressed with a fork.


    1. Drain – Drain the sweet potato and run cold water over it to stop the cooking process.


    1. Mash – Peel off the skin and discard it. Mash the cooked sweet potato with a fork or potato masher.


    1. Add the oil (optional) – You can add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the mashed sweet potato to make it a bit more creamy.


    1. Serve – Serve the mashed sweet potato to your baby and enjoy!


These simple steps will help you serve delicious sweet potato to your baby. Sweet potato is a great first food to introduce to your baby. It’s rich in nutrients and tastes great, which makes it a winner for your baby led weaning menu!