The day has finally arrived for the newest addition to your family to start eating solid food, but what do you feed your little bundle of joy?  

While there are a multitude of options to choose from at the store, you may want to know exactly what goes into your child's food, so you've decided to make homemade baby food. 

If you decided to take the leap and make your baby food from scratch, we've compiled a list of the top five Stage 1 baby foods just for you. 

1. Banana & Avocado Purée from Kids Food Universe

This nutrient-rich combo is the perfect Stage 1 baby food to feed your 6-8 month old. 

2. Green Bean Purée from Parents

Green beans are an easy and delicious first food for your child. 

3. Apple Puree from

This puree mixes apples and a summer squash to give your baby a well-rounded meal. 

4. Homemade Brown Rice Cereal from Weelicious

Did you know you could make your own rice cereal? Making this infant staple at home never crossed my mind, but it's possible - and really easy!

5. 5-Minute Banana, Blueberry + Avocado Baby Puree from Babyfoode

This delicious and nutritious combination is sure to bring a smile to your little munchkin's face during mealtime (or snack time).

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