From 8 months onwards your baby will be able to cope with slightly coarser food.Your baby’s food doesn’t need to be puréed quite so much and can contain small, but soft vegetable or fruit pieces. This change encourages your baby to chew.
Add cut up or coarser grated fruit / vegetables to your little one’s meal.
Junior Menu Jars (from 8 months) contain slightly coarser pieces to encourage older babies to chew.
To increase the availability of essential fatty acids we recommend adding 1-2 teaspoons of Holle Organic Baby Weaning Oil. Milk free meals such as vegetable, potato and meat meals or fruit and cereal porridges are nearly fat free. In order to increase the availability of fat soluble vitamins vegetable oil should be added. This also increases the amount of essential fatty acids in the meal and therefore the energy supply. Recommended amount of Holle Organic Baby Weaning Oil for approximately 200g porridge/meal:
vegetable/meat meal -2 teaspoons
fruit or fruit/cereal meal - 1 teaspoon
Recipe Suggestion: Fruity Rusk Porridge (from 8 months) Break two Holle Organic Baby Spelt Rusks into pieces and place them in a bowl. Pour 140ml of boiled water evenly over the rusks. Leave to soak for a short time and mash with a fork. Add around 100g freshly grated fruit or fruit jar, e.g. Pure Pearor Pure Apple & Bananato taste. To increase the amount of essential fatty acids and available vitamins, add 1 teaspoon Holle Organic Baby Weaning Oil. Leave to cool until ready to eat.
Every weaning meal replaces one milk feed (breast feed or bottle feed). If you have, as suggested, breastfed your baby fully for six months then the ages mentioned above will move forwards accordingly. The age in months shown is the earliest possible time to introduce solid foods. According to your baby’s development, suggested ages may vary by 1–2 months. These variations are entirely natural and normal!