They are now ready to eat all by themselves, and to take part in meals with the rest of the family.
Something new on the menu!
- Fruit can now be given raw in small quantities or mashed with a fork. You can alternate this with compotes.
- The quantity of meat increases to around 15 to 20g per day, i.e. 3 level teaspoons or one third of a hard-boiled egg, preferably given to them at lunch.
> The quantity of dairy products increases, gradually replacing some of their milk consumption. Opt for the most basic dairy products: plain and with no added sugar. They must be pasteurised, because baby’s system is sensitive to the bacteria which may be found in raw milk.
> Cereals and cereal products: rice, small pasta shapes, semolina, etc.
Now that baby is able to chew small pieces, you can offer them cereals other than in powdered form.
Rice and pasta must be well cooked and blended if necessary. You can also get them used to the taste of bread by giving them the crumb minus the crust, which can go down the wrong way.
Don’t forget to add fat to these preparations (butter or oil such as rapeseed, etc.).
N.B. Honey which has not been specially produced for inclusion in baby products is not recommended for children under one year old. It can contain clostridium botulinum spores which may develop and produce a toxin in the child’s intestine, which is more sensitive than that of an adult due to the immaturity of their digestive system.