At about 6 months, your baby will be ready to begin single ingredient foods with simple textures. Introducing solid foods can be a bit confusing – when, how much, what flavour, how often?
Below is a suggested menu to help get you through the first 30 days – you can also create your own using our customizable Menu Planner.
You should always speak to your healthcare professional to determine when is the right time to start your baby on solids (as well as the appropriate serving size for your baby) – usually around 6 months, your baby will be ready to begin single ingredient foods with simple texture.
At first your baby might only eat what seems to you like a very little bit (about 1 teaspoon) but, when you're starting out, that’s a big accomplishment!
At this time, babies are generally ready to eat a bit more and to do a bit more chewing. Stage 3 foods are chunkier, containing small pieces that will encourage chewing but can be swallowed whole without difficulty.
Be sure to include your baby's favourite Stage 1, 2 and 3 foods...
Toddler likes and dislikes can change quickly, so menu variety is very important. Over a full week, your toddler's menu should have a balance of the four basic food groups: Here's one example of a balanced menu.