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Baby food 6 to 7 months

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Around six months of age, your baby will begin a very exciting journey... eating solid foods! They’ll be able to hold up their head, use their tongue to move food around, and they’ll probably be reaching for whatever you’re eating.

Between six and seven months is an important time for a baby’s feeding. Watch this video to find out more.

When you first start out, purees will help your baby learn to take food from their spoon. Remember to remove any skins, seeds or pips, and puree your ingredients in a blender or food processor until the mixture is thin and silky. Introducing different foods and flavours gradually is the key, so any new recipes should always be introduced one at a time. Allow a couple of days between each new food to ensure your baby accepts it too.

From seven months, your baby can start to try a wider variety of foods to provide the balance of nutrients needed. Your ingredients will gradually become lumpier, so it’s ok to add mashed or minced textures to encourage chewing – even small finger foods can be introduced.

Do you have a favourite first baby food to add? Share your baby’s first recipes to help inspire other mums here on the site, or if you’ve got any questions about feeding your baby, ask our Careline dietitians and nutritionists to help!

Tasty Tip: From six months old, and following their initial introduction to fruit and veg, babies need more of the important nutrients like iron and protein, which can be found in lean red meat, chicken and fish. Remember to puree until smooth!

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