The quality of food consumed by babies is just as important as the quality of food eaten by adults. Baby foods typically cover baby formula, cereal, and jarred or pureed fruits, vegetables, meats, and other food. Infants who are over a year old and have teeth may also be able to eat harder solids like teething biscuits and cereal bars.
To develop an infant's palate, parents and caretakers also can introduce their babies to blended foods at the appropriate age. Some of the blended pureed jarred foods available today include apples and ham, bananas with mixed berries, strained carrots and beef, and macaroni and cheese.
Along with introducing their children to new flavors at the appropriate age, parents also provide essential nutrients like: Vitamin B6, Protein, Carbohydrates, Thiamin and Fiber
The baby food category also includes fruit and vegetable juices.