Stage 2 Baby Foods

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Hello Mamas!

Congrats! You’ve made it past the Stage 1 baby foods stage! Your baby is ready for even more exciting tastes and textures! For more on when to start Stage 2 baby food, keep watching and reading on!

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Introducing Stage 2 Solids

So you might be wondering, when do I start Stage 2 baby food? This will differ depending on when you started Stage 1 – my suggestion is to start Stage 2 baby foods about 2-3 months after starting stage 1. Mushy pasta, avocado, and barley anyone? You can really begin experimenting with some creative combos in this stage! Keep watching my video where I offer some great homemade Stage 2 baby food recipes and combinations! These super-nutritious and fun foods are great for your baby…just don’t mind the mess!

What were your favorite Stage 2 baby foods? What was your baby solid food schedule? Please share your experiences and ask your questions below!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back for more! xo

  • KellyO

    Is there a schdule difference for stage 2?

    • Hi KellyO — Stage 2 has more to do with what sort of food the baby is ready for. Once he can handle those simple purees, and has tried a variety of foods, he or she migrates to trying combos, etc… I would say by the time your baby hits stage 2 he is about 7-9 months generally so at this stage you can give a “meal” after the morning, noon, and evening feeding, or before, and can give snacks too. So there isn’t really a schedule change, but with stage 1 you are just trying to get the baby to sample small bits so it’s less of a routine, does this help? Good luck with your baby! xo M

  • Destiny

    I really love your site. It’s hard to find information I trust for my baby, and I’m just so lost when it comes to stage 2. I was just buying stage 2 food in a jar. He’s only eating fruits and veggies no meat, pastas, or rice. Should I be giving him more and if so how should I prepare it for him?

    • HI Destiny! Sorry it’s taken me long to write back to you, it’s been so busy with back to school. I think that you can start to mix in different things at stage two, so you can do pureed meats, and pasta and rice, it doesn’t have to be quite a soupy but it should not be too lumpy. Check out the video I have on stage 2. There is a certain amount of time you need to wait after introducing each new food to make sure your baby is not allergic. Good luck with your baby and thanks for writing in! xo Melissa