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Developmental Feeding Continuum


Approximate
Developmental Age
Type of Food 




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We recommend:
0-13 months Breast milk/bottle (formula)
5-6 months Thin baby food cereals
6-7 months Thin baby food purees
(Gerber Stage 1)
7-8 months Thicker baby food cereals and thicker baby food smooth purees
(Gerber Stage 2)
8-9 months Soft mashed table foods and table food smooth purees
9 months Meltable Solids (i.e. Towne House crackers, Gerber biter biscuits, graham crackers)
10 months Soft Solids (i.e. bananas, Gerber Graduate fruits, avocado)
11 months Soft Single Texture Solids (i.e. muffins, soft pastas, thin deli meat)
12 months Soft Mixed Texture Solids
(Gerber Stage 3) (i.e. macaroni and cheese, French fries, lasagna)
12-14 months Soft Table Foods


*It is important to note that this information depicts a general range of development, and should only be used as a guide. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s feeding development, we recommend that you contact a pediatrician or speech-language pathologist.

 
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