What is the difference between Stage 1 and Stage 2 baby food?
Texture: Stage 1 baby foods are very smoothly pureed and are soupy enough to drip off of a spoon, while Stage 2 foods may be roughly pureed, blended or strained. They maintain a thicker, denser consistency and may include small chunks for your baby to gum around in their mouth.
What are the different baby food stages?
The baby food stages
- Stage 1: 4 to 6 months (watery puree of a single ingredient)
- Stage 2: 6 to 9 months (thicker texture, but still pureed or strained)
- Stage 3: 10 to 12 months (mushy texture containing small, soft chunks)
- Stage 4: After 12 months (baby-sized chunks, no puree or mush necessary)
What age is 2nd stage baby food?
When and how should you start feeding stage 2 baby food? At around 6 to 9 months, your baby is probably ready to move on to stage 2 foods.
How do you transition from Stage 1 to Stage 2 formula?
It’s best to introduce the new formula or milk gradually by mixing it with the old formula. You can consider following a transition schedule like this: Day 1 & 2: 25% new formula or milk; 75% old formula. Day 3 & 4: 50% new formula or milk; 50% old formula.