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.
Aptamil Multigrain cereal with Pronutravi+ is nutritionally tailored for babies aged 7+ months
With expertise in every spoonful, the thicker textures and adventurous flavours are perfect for the second stage of weaning, as part of a balanced diet. There’s no added salt, sugar or preservatives in our baby cereal, but we do add Pronutravi+, our unique blend of ingredients.
Our patented blend of Galacto- and Fructo-oligosaccharides.
Vitamins A, C and D
Vitamin D for normal bone development.
To support normal cognitive development.
A range of convenient packs
Your baby's Aptamil cereal journey
Questions about feeding and nutrition?
Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.
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Breastfeeding is best for babies. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby’s individual needs.
Breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. The Department of Health recommend weaning at around 6 months. Please speak with a healthcare professional before introducing solid foods.
Do not use if your baby has been diagnosed with cow's milk allergy.
Use Growing Up milk as part of a varied balanced diet from 1 year.