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Table 1 Appropriate textures for complementary feeding according to current recommendations in New Zealand [8], United States of America [9], and Australia [10]

From: Baby-Led Introduction to SolidS (BLISS) study: a randomised controlled trial of a baby-led approach to complementary feeding

Approximate age Appropriate texture
0 – 6 months Liquid
6 – 7 months Puréed
7 – 8 months Mashed and “Finger”a foods
8 – 12 months Chopped
12 – 24 months “Family”b foods
  1. a Finger foods are foods that can be picked up by the child and eaten “with the fingers”
  2. b Family foods are foods that are eaten by the rest of the family, in the form that they are eaten by the rest of the family