Planning a Baby menu For Babies 6-12 month. Part 2
So you are on the path of the new weaning stage for your baby.
Your baby has started on solid foods and you need to know when to start the process of adding lumps. Then gradually progressing onto finger foods.
In general your baby will start to tell you. You wonít be able to get the spoons in quick enough, baby will be eager than ever and may start to cry if you cannot get the spoonfuls in faster. His/her little legs will start to kick vigorously; he/she may start to grab the spoon from you.
A baby has to develop swallowing techniques. With supervision your baby may not like the more solid texture and may start to heave. This is normal and will pass, you could try a taste that baby already really loves, and start making this texture slightly thicker. Donít add lots of different flavours until baby is comfortable with the NEW thicker texture.
Roughly speaking between 6-12 months these next processes should naturally follow on.
Donít leave the transformation from liquid solids to thicker textures too late.
By 12 months your baby should be using finger foods and have just started spoon feeding by him/her self.
If you are worried about how much your child has eaten. Feed them, most of the food and leave them to just a little in the dish. That way you know they wonít be hungry and you have seen how much they have actually eaten.