If weaning with purees then you can progress steadily through the stages from thin to thicker purees and onto a mashed or thicker consistency and eventually minced or chopped foods as well as larger pieces of food such as protein and carbohydrate groups for example fish or chicken and potato.
If you’re going down the puree route then offer single flavours first based on a range of vegetables. Try and focus on vegetables over fruit as little ones have a natural preference for sweeter tastes so it’s a good idea for them to become accustomed to savoury flavours early on.
Good first vegetables in include early on include spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and kale due to the bitter notes they contain.
Once you’ve offered single flavours you can move onto blends, perhaps combining a protein with vegetables for example salmon and sweet potato or chicken and broccoli.
Soft vegetable batons make great first finger foods and over time and as your little ones eating skills improve these can be introduced as raw batons alongside other easy to handle foods such as pasta spirals or broccoli florets.
Grated foods such as carrot or cheese are great for getting your little one practicing their pincer grip. This usually happens between 9 and 12 months.
Kiddylicious have created products that have been specially developed for each stage in the weaning journey so your little ones are soon eating healthy, balanced meals with the rest of the family.
If you have any concerns regarding your little ones diet we recommend you consult your doctor or healthcare professional.