The best first solid foods for your baby are single grain baby cereals or easy-to-digest, non-allergenic fruits and vegetables. The texture should be very smooth and creamy. Pear puree makes a great first food for a 4-6 month old infant—it has a naturally sweet flavor and soft texture that babies love, is easy to digest, and is non-allergenic. The recipe below shows how to shop for, steam, puree, and store pears. It also provides valuable nutritional information, and lists many delicious food combinations .