Your Food Journey
Weaning Babies 6 Months+
The South African National Department of Health and the World Health Organisation recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life. When your baby shows signs of being ready for their first spoonful of solids – 6 months is the recommended age in SA -, Squish is here to help you make the transition easy, fun and stress-free. Each of our purees is made with 100% fruit and veg, introducing them to a whole new world of flavour and food.
WHAT SHOULD I BE FEEDING MY BABY?
We recommend starting solids with very smooth fruit and veg purees. These should be soft, easy to digest and slightly runny in texture.
This is what makes Squish perfect as your baby’s first food. We’ve considered all of the above in creating our range of preservative-free purees.
STEPS TO THE FIRST SPOONFUL
Weaning your baby is a process and should be done slowly, and step by step.
These are the steps we recommend for your baby to move from milk to solids.
Step 1: Start by feeding your baby 1 to 2 teaspoons up to twice a day.
Step 2: After a week or two, add a third spoon.
Step 3: Over the next few weeks, gradually increase the thickness of the puree and the amount of food you feed your baby to half a cup.
Step 4: Let the amount of food you feed your baby be led by her. Don’t force-feed your baby, if they appear to be full.
Remember to take note of how your baby is responding to each meal and let them lead the way. Don’t force-feed if they appear to be full and always make sure the pieces are very small.
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* THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION RECOMMEND EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF A BABY’S LIFE.