The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that lumpy foods should be introduced between 6 and 9 months of age. Research shows that babies who are not introduced to new textures during this time are less likely to accept new foods later in childhood1.
When can babies eat chunks of meat?
Your baby can eat meat that has been pureed to a very thin, smooth consistency as soon as he starts eating solid food, usually around 4 to 6 months.
How lumpy should my 7 month old eat?
Your seven-month-old baby
Your baby’s first textured foods should be no more than lumpy purees. If you’ve been whizzing up purees in a food processor or with a hand blender, carry on doing this, but stop pureeing it when it still has a few small lumps in it.
Should babies eat meat everyday?
In addition to grains and potatoes, be sure your baby has vegetables and fruits, legumes and seeds, a little energy-rich oil or fat, and – especially – animal foods (dairy, eggs, meat, fish and poultry) every day. Eating a variety of foods every day gives your baby the best chance of getting all the nutrients he needs.
When should babies stop eating purees?
If your baby does well with these foods, introduce soft, cooked vegetables and cooked fruits, breads, soft cereals, scrambled eggs and yogurt around 10 to 12 months of age. If your baby manages these soft foods easily, stop pureed foods. Ideally, your baby should not be eating pureed foods after 1 year of age.
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!
What texture should my 8 month old be using?
From eight months onwards
This is the age to introduce your little one to lumpier, more textured foods – think minced meat, soft chopped up foods like steamed pumpkin or small pieces of cooked pasta. Finger foods can also be offered at this age which are great for chewing practice and help with hand-eye co-ordination.
How can I get my baby to eat a lump?
- Offer your baby soft finger foods, such as cooked vegetables, pieces of fruit, or fingers of toast. …
- Plain mini rice cakes are popular with some babies. …
- Try to give your baby homemade baby food from the start of weaning. …
- Keep offering lumpy food to your baby several times, over a period of weeks.