bananas are such good food. they have b vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and more. all the babies i know love to eat them, and that doesn’t surprise me – they are sweet, creamy, and easy on the gums.
the only problem is, they are notorious for constipating babies!
i’ve been trying to think of ways to get around this, because i want arty to eat plenty of banana without getting all stopped up and uncomfortable.
prunes have an established reputation for helping with that sort of thing, and while i was pregnant, my midwife told me that kiwi fruit are good for this too.
here are a couple of recipe ideas i’ve tried with great success. both make single serves, because i usually prefer to serve banana fresh and uncooked.

porridge with banana with prunes


1 medium banana
3 prunes, finely chopped
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup milk


  • in a small saucepan, simmer oats and milk to make porridge
  • in baby’s bowl, mash banana, and combine with prunes and porridge
  • adjust temperature and consistency with additional milk if required
kiwi and banana breakfast
1/2 large kiwi, peeled, any tough core removed, finely chopped
1 small banana
2 tbsp natural yoghurt
2 tbsp baby rice cereal
  • mash banana with kiwi
  • add rice cereal and yoghurt and stir to combine