Breakfast ideas for baby

Breakfast for Baby

Baby cereals are a great option for breakfast and can be used at other mealtimes, however if these are not available, here are some other ideas:

First foods (around 6 months, but not before 4 months)

  • Cooked pureed fruit e.g. apple, pear or smoothly mashed banana
  • Well-cooked rice with extra water to a pureed texture (congee)
  • Wattie’s 4-6+ months blue colour coded baby food
  • Heinz Organic 4-6+ month baby food

From 6 months

  • Add to previous foods
  • Increased variety of cooked pureed fruits e.g. apricots, peaches
  • Farex Breakfast On the Go pouches: Apple & Oatmeal and Creamy Baby Porridge with Apple
  • Wattie’s 6+ months red colour coded baby food e.g. Banana & Apple Porridge, Apple & Blueberry Muesli, Creamy Banana Porridge 
  • Heinz Organic 6 month baby food e.g. Creamy Oats with Fig & Sultana and Apple, Guava & Berry Porridge

From 7 months

  • Add to previous foods
  • Increased variety of cooked mashed fruits e.g. kiwifruit
  • Introduce yoghurt, small slices of cheese
  • Cooked mashed egg
  • Start to offer small pieces of toast (white or wholemeal bread) as finger food

From 8 months

  • Add to previous foods
  • Increased variety of fruits including cooked mashed and some as small soft finger food
  • Wheat biscuits, porridge
  • Toast fingers
  • Wattie’s 8+ months green colour coded baby food
  • Heinz Organic 8 month baby food

For further meal ideas please see here to the Wattie’s Guide to Baby Feeding printable.

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