Stage 1, 4+ Months
As your baby transitions from breast milk or formula to first foods, they should start to learn how to take food from a spoon. Our first baby purees are single ingredient vegetable and fruit purees that can be thinned using breast milk or formula to help ease this transition and help develop baby’s palate and digestive system. All babies have a preference for sweet foods and show adverse responses to sour and bitter tastes, so we use fewer sweet fruits to focus on developing baby’s palate. During the first few feedings your baby may only take a couple of spoonfuls per meal but will work up to more.
Stage 2, 8+ Months
In this stage, your baby should start learning and using skills—sitting in a high chair for longer periods of time, taking food from a spoon, resting between bites, stopping when full—necessary to become familiar with the process of eating. In Stage 2, our baby purees are thicker in consistency with more complex vegetables, the introduction of meats and fish and new flavor combinations. As your baby is still getting used to solid foods, offer purees but try not to force them. Babies at this stage eat out of hunger, not for pleasure.
Stage 3, 10+ Months
During the final stage of transition into solid foods, your baby should be able to sit up and bring their hands or other objects to their mouth. This is a sign that they are ready for table foods. Our Stage 3 baby food subscription introduces a wide variety of finger foods to encourage babies to practice this behavior and learn to feed themselves.