Post # 1
I started feeding my son baby food recently and I was wondering what the difference is between the stages. I know stage one is supported sitter, stage two is regular sitter, etc. Is there really anything different in them? I want to feed him certain foods that I found in stage two but not in stage one so can I still give it to him? Or should I wait until he can sit on his own for more than a few seconds? This is my first child so I don’t know if there is anything wrong with feeding him higher stages. Please let ne know if it’s something to worry about or not.
Post # 3
I don’t have a child yet, but this is my understanding… stage 1 foods are single ingredient foods that are finely pureed. Stage 2 foods contain more texture/lumps and can be a combination of foods (ex. 2-3 ingredients). The reason that you start with the stage one foods is because it takes the child time to develop the skills to swallow more solid foods, and they aren’t ready for anything with a lot of texture. Also, by introducing only one food at a time, it helps to rule out if there are any allergies.
It’s always a good idea to check with your pediatrician to see if they have any advice as well!
Post # 4
The Gerber site has a lot of resources about food stages:
Post # 5
Thanks for the info! It really helped.