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Weaning stages for your baby

Weaning stages for your baby

Every Wednesday, Tunza Mama has a series that we call the #WeaningWednesday series. In this series, we are all about weaning your baby and what that looks like. We offer information and an accompanying package available for you. In today’s post, let us look at the different stages of weaning.

Did you know that there are three stages involved as you introduce your little one to solids?

Stage 1 – The puree stage

🍌 – the first is the puree stage. most parents will mash and sieve baby’s foods at this stage to allow for an easy transition. think bananas, avocado, apples, pumpkin, potatoes etc

Stage 2 – The lumpier stage

🍠 – once your baby has mastered eating pureed food, move on to the second stage. This is similar to the first (in terms of food), but the texture of the mash is left a little lumpier. this is important for baby’s development from purees to solids.

Stage 3 – The finger foods stage

🥕 – In this last stage of weaning, your baby transitions from lumpy food to finger foods. At this point, most babies will also have what the rest of the family is having at meal times. This also provides a chance for babies and the family to bond over meal times

image showing the different stages of weaning
Photo: Children’s Nutrition

What stage was the most challenging for you? Stage 1, 2 or 3?

Remember, we have a weaning package available for babies above 6 months of age. It contains lots of good stuff + practical cook sessions for you! These includes:

  • support as you transition from EBF (Exclusive Breastfeeding) to pintroducing solids.
  • A readiness assessment for weaning to be sure that your baby is ready to start solids.
  • Practical and theoretical training on ideal meal preparation. This training covers appropriate nutrition, food variety and portion sizes as your baby goes through the different stages of weaning.
  • Follow up sessions after 4 to 6 weeks of the initial session.

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