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Sweet, delicious cherries are ideal for baby at about 8 months old – they are harder for a younger baby to digest. Take great care with stones (pits) though, and the skins can sometimes be tough so you may prefer to puree them.

Cherries are good for baby (and you)
A ‘super food’, cherries are packed with goodness and have low allergy risk. A major benefit is their high calcium content – vital for strong bone and tooth development.

Hints on buying and storing


  • Cherries are not one of the ‘dirty dozen’, so buying organic is optional.
  • Cherries should have no discolouration and look fresh and shiny – dull fruit could be on the verge of rotting.
  • Always refrigerate – cherries are sensitive to temperature fluctuation.
  • They freeze well, but stones must be removed (use a cherry stoner or the tip of a vegetable peeler) – or halve, remove stones, then chop, poach, or puree. Whole or halved cherries keep best.

Tips on cooking


  • Cooking is not necessary, but always remove the stones before giving cherries to baby.
  • Poach gently in very little water, and puree if desired.

Ideas for ways of including cherries in your baby’s meals

  • Puree or chop cherries and mix with apple puree, mashed banana, blueberries or peaches.
  • Add to mashed, cooked sweet potato, brown rice, couscous or lentils.
  • Add to pureed cooked chicken.
  • Mix into plain yogurt.

Please remember: Always consult your baby’s paediatrician or doctor about introducing new foods.

This information presented to you acts as a guide which contains researched information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.

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