Introduction to Baby’s First Foods

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Gracie at 6 months trying her first bit of Avocado

I have had so many requests from Mums asking me what foods I feed Issy and Grace when we started to introduce foods, and now I am starting to introduce foods to Grace I thought it was time to put this chart up.

Ive always believed in food is fun until 1, and I also breastfeed Issy until she was two years old – I also plan to do the same with Grace.

I’ve also done a mixture of baby led weaning and puree food at times – like green smoothies etc.

 

Below is a list of the foods and at what age we introduced them.

 

6 months

Avocado was the girls first food followed by Bananam

  • Banana – Can be mucus forming so start small.
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Paypa
  • Mango
  • Squash ( steamed)
  • Paw Paw

7 months

  • Coconut pulp ( blended)
  • Coconut water
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Flax Seeds ( ground – mixed with blended apple or fruit)
  • Spirulina (tiny amounts)
  • pumpkin ( Steamed)
  • Sweet Potato ( steamed)

8 months

  • Chia seeds
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Flaxseed Oil 1/3 teaspoon each meal = 1 teaspoon over day
  • Figs
  • Green Beans
  • Celery

9 months

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Issy at 7 Months having her first Green Smoothie

9 months is the perfect age for introducing small green smoothies – I simply used Banana, Spinach and water for a babys first green smoothie – For more information on green smoothies for babies click here

    • Quinoa
    • Oats
    • Rice
    • buckwheat
    • Beetroot
    • Carrotts
    • turnips
    • Pinapple
    • Cauliflower
    • Broccoli
    • Eggplant
    • Brussel Spouts
    • Spinach
    • Kale
    • Sea Veggies – Dulse
    • Asparagus

10-12 months

  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Watermelon
  • Dried fruits
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Caspicum
  • Tahini
  • Almond milk

Juices

Cold pressed juices diluted with water. 1/3 juice to 2/3 water.

12 months

  • Almond milk
  • Goji Berries
  • walnuts
  • PinenutsRawFoodMum_Studio_0073_grande
  • Nuts

With regards to Superfoods – I have a chart in my book Raw Food 4 Kids which lists the ages at which they can be introduced and the benefits. You can grab your copy here