Raspberry for Self-Feeding

Raspberries are a good food for your baby to self-feed, whether for baby-led weaning, which happens around 6 months of age, or during the finger foods stage at 9 months.


  • 6+ months - Whole: Whole raspberries are great for younger babies as they will have an easier time picking up the bigger pieces with their palmar grasp. Make sure the raspberries are very ripe if you are serving whole raspberries to your baby.
  • 9+ months - Quartered or Chopped: You can serve baby quartered raspberries from the very start but your baby may have a hard time picking the small quarters up until around 9 months when they start to develop their pincer grasp.
  • 12+ months - Whole: If berries are ripe and soft, this is a good age to serve whole berries for older toddlers. You can also continue serving halved or flattened berries depending on your child’s skill level. 

Raspberry for Self-Feeding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time:
 0 minutes
Servings: 1-2 servings
Age: 6+ months 


  • 5-6 raspberries


    1. Cut and serve in an age-appropriate way. 



Age: 6+ months

Yield: 1-2 portions for baby

Storage: cut raspberries are best eaten right away. 

Puree for Self-Feeding: Yes, it can be done! You can offer purees and still allow your baby to lead the way with self-feeding.

  • Place a few spoonfuls of purees directly on the tray or in a bowl for your baby to dip fingers into. Model how to dip your fingers into the puree and bring them to your mouth, to taste some.
  • Offer your baby a pre-loaded self-feeding utensil and hold it out for them to grasp or set on their tray. 
  • Use a solid food as a dipper. You can also offer a soft stick-shaped piece of food, such as a soft roasted carrot or bread lightly toasted and cut into strips to dip into the puree.

Nutritional Information

Raspberries are little nutritional superstars and make for a great food for babies since they are soft and mushy.

  • Raspberries, like all berries, are excellent sources of fiber, which helps keep the gut happy and healthy.
  • They’re also high in vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and is important for iron absorption.
  • They’re a good source of vitamin K, which is vital for blood clotting and bone health.
  • Numerous antioxidants are found in raspberries, including vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, and lycopene.