After your baby is eating individual foods, it’s OK to offer a puréed mix of two foods. When babies are about 9 months old, coarser, chunkier textures are OK as they start moving to a diet that includes more table foods. If you use prepared baby food in jars, spoon some of the food into a bowl to feed your baby.
What is the difference between Stage 1 and Stage 2 baby food?
Texture: Stage 1 baby foods are very smoothly pureed and are soupy enough to drip off of a spoon, while Stage 2 foods may be roughly pureed, blended or strained. They maintain a thicker, denser consistency and may include small chunks for your baby to gum around in their mouth.
Can a 3 month old baby eat applesauce?
At first, babies should have finely puréed single-ingredient foods. (Just applesauce, for example, not apples and pears mixed together.) After your baby is eating individual foods, it’s OK to offer a puréed mix of two foods.
When do you mix purees?
When first introducing solid food, offer single ingredients – meat, a vegetable, or a fruit – in the form of a puree. Wait three to five days before introducing another new food to make sure that your baby doesn’t have an allergic reaction.
Can you add water to baby oatmeal?
Stir in about 2 tablespoons very hot water (or warm breastmilk or formula), adding more as needed to thin to desired consistency. (Start thinner, so the mixture is easy for baby to move around in their mouths—it should not be sticky for new eaters.
When do babies move to Stage 3 foods?
Make Your Own Stage 3 Foods. Starting around eight months old, your baby is likely eager to try new tastes and textures every day as they develop new motor skills and get more experience with eating.