Wednesday, September 17

Weaning outline

This outline gives you a very basic idea of the types of things to give at the various ages, always remember every child is different, if you have any concerns speak to a medical professional.

  • 0 - 5/6 months - Breast Milk or formula, the department of health suggests that babies should be fed milk exclusively till 6 months, but every child is different
  • 5 - 6 months - baby rice, semi-liquid purees of things like apple, pear, carrot, potato etc.
  • 6 - 7 months - chicken, dried fruit, apricot, melon, peas, leek, dairy products, peach etc.
  • 7 - 8 months - minced or mashed foods which may include citrus, berries, sweetcorn
  • 8 - 12 months - you can now introduce other meats and start varying things a bit more, its good to start giving your child a chunkier texture, by not mashing or puréeing as vigorously