Stage 2 weaning: Introducing food textures
Once your baby can manage smooth purées, you can introduce thicker textures and new tastes. Find out how in our short video.
Did you know that chewing helps your baby prepare for their first words?
You’re unlikely to hear your baby’s first words much before their first birthday, but at around 7 months you’ll start to notice an increase in babbling – and the food they eat has an essential part to play.
Food for talk
Learning to chew on lumpier foods helps your baby’s speech development by exercising the muscles they’ll need for talking.
Learn more about the importance of food textures.
Incredibly, by 7 months your baby's iron requirements per kilo of body weight are the same as a 30-year-old man’s. Iron-rich foods are essential to support normal cognitive development and should be part of a healthy weaning diet – along with vitamin C to aid iron absorption.
Learn more about the importance of each nutrient for your baby.
Always follow the instructions carefully to make sure you prepare our products safely. See our step-by-step guides for advice.Read our preparation guide
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