Texture and temperature
First foods need to be semi liquid and as much like milk in consistency as possible so that they are easy to swallow. At first add breast milk, formula or a little cooled boiled tap water to thin the puree. Your baby’s purees should not be made up with tap water that has not been boiled, you could use the boiled water from the bottom of the steamer or the cooking liquid if boiling vegetables in a saucepan.
A baby’s food should be given at room temperature or lukewarm. It should not be too hot as babies’ palates are very sensitive. If re-heating in a microwave, heat until piping hot all the way through, allow to cool then stir thoroughly to get rid of any hot spots and check the temperature before giving it to your baby.