What happens at Stage 1 of weaning?

What happens at Stage 1 of weaning?

Stage 1 represents the first 1-2 weeks of introducing solid food to a baby’s diet. During this introductory period the texture of food offered should progress from a runny (semi-liquid) and absolutely smooth consistency to a slightly thicker purée with no lumps.

What equipment do you need for weaning?

Weaning equipment checklist

  • Blender or hand blender.
  • High chair.
  • Small baby plastic bowls and spoons.
  • A beaker from 6 months onwards.
  • Lots of bibs, wipes and cloths.
  • Fork and sieve for mashing and filtering out lumps.
  • A steamer.
  • Ice cube trays or individual portion containers for batch cooking and freezing small portions.

What are the 3 stages of weaning?

There are 3 stages to weaning: Stage 1 begins at 6 months, upon weaning with a smooth mash or puree for the first few tastes. Followed by stage 2 once your baby has learnt to accept smooth foods, you are ready to move on to mashed food with soft lumps and offer soft finger foods with all meals.

What should I introduce first when weaning?

First Meal: The first meal to introduce is the mid morning meal. Offer your baby their milk at 11am and then give them their solid food between 12 and 12:30pm. Make sure they are not too hungry as this is just a taste. Also, make sure the texture is a runny puree and a root vegetable.

What do you need to know about weaning stage 2?

For more details about starting weaning including equipment, first foods and a sample baby eating schedule take a look at our article Ultimate Guide to Starting Weaning. In Weaning Stage 2 you want to introduce your baby to a wide variety of foods and tastes.

What are the steps in the weaning process?

Of course there are several steps along the way as they get used to eating solid foods. They’ll get to try so many different tastes and textures. Here is a quick summary of the 3 stages of weaning. Read on below to find a detailed breakdown of what to expect at each one. Baby will experience their first tastes of solid foods.

What are some good recipes for Stage 1 weaning?

Stage 1 – Weaning Recipes Pear and blueberry Makes Ingredients 1 large pear, 25g blueberries Method Wash, core and chop a large pear, add to the steamer blender with 25g of fresh blueberries. Steam for 15 minutes, drain off any excess water, then blend for 20- 30 seconds. This is great to add to natural yoghurt as an alternative dessert. 20 tsp

What’s the best way to start weaning a baby?

Your baby may start by trying only one or two weaning spoons of solid food at first. This can build up to 1-2 tablespoons of food at each mealtime, but follow baby’s appetite. They should still have their usual milk feeds. This stage is all about getting used to the brand new feeling of eating.