7 Best Homemade Foods for 7 to 9 Months Old Baby


7Pumpkin Thyme Purée

This easy and elegant seasonal recipe is full of beta carotene, potassium, and iron. Make a big batch and freeze it in ice cube trays for single-portion servings for later!


  • 1 sugar pumpkin
  • water
  • cinnamon, nutmeg (optional – sprinkle into the cooking water or when you puree/mash)


  1. Halve the pumpkin, de-seed
  2. Place halves face down in a baking pan with approx 1-2 inches of water
  3. Bake between 375-425 F for approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Skin should be “puckery” and/or wrinkled and pumpkin should feel soft when pressed

Pumpkin is best when baked though you may peel, cube and steam it. Bake a pumpkin exactly as you would bake a winter (Acorn, Butternut etc.) squash. Pumpkin is after all a squash.

  1. Scrape out the pumpkin “meat” and then mash or puree as needed for your baby.