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What is a “Stage 1” baby food?
6-8 Months – Baby Let’s Commence to Eat

“Baby” cereal and soft-cooked thinly pureed fruits and veggies should really be baby’s first solid food experiences. Single ingredients only and at a place of 4 days apart with introducing each new food. You may skip the cereal and begin with a fruit-like avocado or start with a veggie like butternut squash or sweet potato.

Stage 1 Baby Food is just a term that pertains to baby foods which are highly pureed and strained. These foods are appropriate for babies who’re just being introduced to solid foods. The foods in this range are targeted to babies who are between the ages of (4) 6 to 8 months old.

Stage 1 baby foods are thin and runny and are foods that are the best on the allergy scale. Stage 1 baby foods are generally those foods that are also quicker digested by way of a tiny tummy. A few of these foods include, sweet potatoes, butternut or winter squash and carrots. The term “Stage 1” was introduced by the Beechnut Baby Food Company to let parents know these foods are appropriate due to their infants who’re just being introduced to solid foods.

There’s an increasing trend of parents skipping “stage 1” foods which are thin and runny purees. Many parents are turning to a more baby-led weaning approach and are offering soft-cooked small components of age-appropriate foods as they start to introduce solid foods. Your child might just be interested in this feeding approach!

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Stage 1 Homemade Baby Food Recipes – Cereal, Fruits & Veggies
Rice Cereal
1/4 c. rice powder (brown rice ground in blender or food processor)

1 cup water

Step 1: Bring liquid to boil in a saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly.

Step 2: Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired

Step 3: Serve warm.

Oatmeal Cereal
1/4 c. of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in blender or food processor

3/4 c. water

Step 1: Bring liquid to boil in a saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly.

Step 2: Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired

Step 3: Serve warm.

Barley Cereal

1/4 c. ground barley (barley ground in blender or food processor)

1 cup water

Step 1: Bring liquid to a boil. Add the barley and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly

Step 2: Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired

Step 3: Serve warm

6 Months Baby Food Chart Indian Baby Food recipes By six months your baby will be completely ready for solids and showing signs for readiness. This post will help you to decide on what are the foods you can introduce at six months with sample food charts. Prefer homemade foods than buying packaged or ready-made foods available in the market because homemade is safest and healthiest. #babyfood