What are the different stages of baby food?

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.

Does baby food come in stages?

Stage 1: 4 to 6 months (watery puree of a single ingredient) Stage 2: 6 to 9 months (thicker texture that is strained or mashed) Stage 3: 10 to 12 months (mush that has soft, chewable, small chunks) Stage 4: After 12 months (finger foods and small, soft pieces of foods you share from your own supper)

What age is 3rd stage baby food?

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.

How do you transition from Stage 1 to Stage 2 formula?

It’s best to introduce the new formula or milk gradually by mixing it with the old formula. You can consider following a transition schedule like this: Day 1 & 2: 25% new formula or milk; 75% old formula. Day 3 & 4: 50% new formula or milk; 50% old formula.

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Which baby foods are toxic?

A report released early this year by the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform revealed baby food brands like Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain and Gerber all had foods that contained arsenic, lead and cadmium. Mercury was found in Nurture baby foods, but they’re the only company that tested for it at all.

Can I give my 4 month old baby food?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth. But by ages 4 months to 6 months, most babies are ready to begin eating solid foods as a complement to breast-feeding or formula-feeding.