There are really two methods for transiting your baby to solid foods. The first method is to slightly thicken the purees you are giving them each week by simply not blending them as much. So you will go from a fine and silky puree to a chunky and thick puree in about a month or so.
How long do you give baby purees for?
Stage 1: Purees (4 to 6 months). Stage 2: Thicker consistency (6 to 9 months). Stage 3: Soft, chewable chunks (10 to 12 months).
How do I transition my baby to solid food?
Do’s and Don’ts When Transitioning to Solids
- Go slow, choose one-ingredient foods first, then work your way up.
- Choose simple, healthy foods without spices.
- Follow baby’s cues on how much he or she wants to eat.
- Give baby plenty of water in a sippy cup throughout the day.
- Let baby get messy.
How do you transition from purees to finger food?
Offer finger foods alongside purees
Once they start bringing ultra soft and dissolvable foods like these to their mouths with precision, and start making an up-and-down chewing motion, you can move them onto something like a soft pancake, or toast moistened with a topping. Then continue to progress them from there!
When should baby be having 3 meals a day?
Feeding your baby: from 10 to 12 months
From about 10 months, your baby should now be having 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and tea), in addition to their usual milk feeds.
Are purees bad for babies?
Feeding babies on pureed food is unnatural and unnecessary, according to one of Unicef’s leading child care experts, who says they should be fed exclusively with breast milk and formula milk for the first six months, then weaned immediately on to solids.
What should I give my baby after purees?
If your baby shows signs of readiness, such as grabbing your food or getting hungry soon after finishing purees, consider giving finger foods a try, especially softer options such as ripe avocado or banana!
Can I give my 3 month old baby food?
Wait until your baby is at least 4 months old and shows these signs of readiness before starting solids. Babies who start solid foods before 4 months are at a higher risk for obesity and other problems later on.
When should I introduce water to my baby?
If your baby is under 6 months old, they only need to drink breastmilk or infant formula. From 6 months of age, you can give your baby small amounts of water, if needed, in addition to their breastmilk or formula feeds.
How long after solids should I give milk?
Start feeding your baby solids once a day, building to 2 or 3 times a day. At 8 to 9 months give your baby solids as part of breakfast, lunch and dinner. From 6 to 9 months give your baby breast milk or formula first, then solids after the milk. From 9 months you can give solids first, then milk.
How do I start my baby on purees?
For your first few feedings, give your baby just 1 or 2 teaspoons of pureed solid food or infant cereal after nursing or bottle-feeding (so your baby doesn’t get hungry and frustrated). Use a soft-tipped plastic spoon to feed your baby to avoid injuring their gums.