|WHEN TO ADD FOODS||TYPE OF FOOD||SUGGESTED FOODS|
|4 to 5 months||cereals||iron-fortified baby rice, barley or |
oatmeal cereal (dry)
|5 to 6 months||vegetables||carrots*, squash. sweet potatoes, peas, |
green beans, spinach* and beets*
|6 to 7 months||fruits, oven-dried||apple juice**, strained fruits; wheat, |
toast (without butter) mixed and high protein baby cereals (dry)
|7 to 8 months||meat and meat alternates||strained meats: beef, liver, turkey |
alternates chicken, egg yolks. cooked dried beans (put through a sieve to remove skins), (no gravy nor salt); easily mashed vegetables and fruits.
|8 to 10 months||cheese, plain yogurt, |
sliced meats and casserole
soft cooked meats
|cottage cheese, mild yellow cheese |
soft cooked vegetables green beans, carrot coins cut in quarters, broccoli crackers
macaroni and cheese, spaghetti. beans and rice, homemade soups and stews
crumbled hamburger, some meatloaf.
|10 to 12 months||finger foods |
whole egg (at 1 2 months)
|banana slices, pear slices. peach slices,watermelon. cantaloupe, crackers,cheese slices and macaroni|
** do not give citrus juices until after the baby is one year old.