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The wonder of weaning baby

  • Organix
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Once they get to around six months old your baby will start needing solid foods alongside their milk, (which is why weaning is often known as ‘complementary feeding’) to help teach them how to move food round their mouth, chew and swallow.

From knowing when to begin, to spoon feed versus baby feed, Organix, (a brand dedicated to making tasty and nutritious organic baby and toddler food) have rustled up their top tips and advice to help you and your little learner start on your food journey.

Getting Started

Just when you and your baby are in a confident routine with milk feeds, along comes weaning, a whole new adventure for all of you!

First Foods

Bursting with real fruit, the Organix  pouches are great to fuel little moments of wonder! 

Made from a blend of organic purees it’s perfect for weaning little ones on the go. 

When little tums are filled with tasty food you can trust, that’s when the wonder starts.

Available in these delicious flavours:

  •  Just Apple, Pineapple & Coconut 
  • Just Apple, Sweet Potato & Pineapple 
  • Just Mango, Pear & Granola 
  • Just Oat, Apple, Banana, Raspberry & Blueberry 
  • Just Apple, Strawberry & Quinoa 
  • Just Oat, Apricot & Banana

Organix pouches (R32,49) are suitable from 6 – 36 months old and available at Clickswww.takealot.com, www.babiesafrica.com and www.loot.co.za.

Organix has lots of first weaning purees, meals and finger food ideas to try with your baby to delight their teeny tiny tastebuds.

Finger Food Fun

As you and your baby grow more confident, you can have fun with all sorts of finger foods, discovering new tastes and textures along the way!

Here’s some ideas to try:

6 MONTHS – soft finger shaped foods

  • Bananas cut into fingers
  • Slices of avocado
  • Soft cooked brocoli

7 MONTHS – Chunky, easy to bite finger foods

  • Rice cakes
  • Cooked veggies
  • Peeled raw or cooked slices of fruit
  • Pasta and noodles
  • Toast or bread soldiers
  • Slices of boild egg

9 MONTHS – Smaller, chewy finger foods

  • Dry cereals
  • Well cooked meat or fish
  • Sticks of fruit and veggies
  • Squishy like bananas
  • Breadsticks and pita bread
  • Pea, sweetcorn and cherry tomatoe halves
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