Baby Food

What are the baby’s first foods?

Parents ask at what age their babies can start eating solid foods.

Babies start eating solids from 4 months to 6 months.

They are divided into three stages.

-Stage 1: Purees (4 to 6 months)

Stage 3 Soft chewable chunks (10 to 12 months)

Stage 1 –Very thin consistency smooth purees with no chunks

Single ingredient foods

May be store bought in jars or homemade.


Pumpkin                Bananas

Applesauce           Grains such as quinoa, barley,

Oatmeal                 oats, wheat and rice

Avocado                   Green beans

Peaches                     Sweet potatoes

Pureed meats, such

As chicken and turkey


Stage 2

Slightly thicker consistency than stage 1 foods pureed with a bit more texture.

May be store bought or home made

Typically food combinations like sweet potatoes and chicken dinner.

Foods to offer

Yellow squash               -Asparagus

-Cottage cheese               -Egg yolks

-Blue berries                     -Cheese

-Chickpeas                         -black beans

-Mango                               -Zucchini

Beets                                 -Almond butter

Stage 3

-Thick blended foods with chewable chunks or small cut up pieces of easily chewed table foods

-Almost anything goes as long as it cut up in small pieces or cooked until it’s very soft to make it to chew. It maybe store bought in jars or home-made