You can include all the foods above, and in addition:
Liver – limit to one small serving per week because of high levels of vitamin A.
Mashed food with soft lumps and soft finger foods. Meat may still need to be puréed but can be mashed if it is very soft.
Skills to learn:
- Moving lumps around the mouth
- Chewing lumps
- Self-feeding using hands and fingers
- Sipping from a cup
Examples of soft finger foods
Soft fruit pieces, e.g. mango, melon, banana, soft, ripe pear, peach, papaya and kiwi
Cooked vegetable sticks, e.g. carrot sticks, green beans, courgette sticks, potato and sweet potato
Cooked vegetable pieces, e.g. cauliflower and broccoli florets
Cooked pasta pieces
Crusts of bread or toast
Roasted soft vegetable sticks, e.g. potato, sweet potato, parsnip, pepper, carrot, courgette.
Sips of water from a cup at meal times – meals should end with a milk feed or milk pudding
Well-diluted fruit juices from a cup, which aid iron absorption from vegetarian foods.