Here are some Stage 3 Baby food ideas for 10 months+ that are simple, easy and homemade. This involves the combination of purees with a few soft chunks encouraging babies for BLW finger foods. If you are wondering about a variety of food ideas for 10 months+ here is a list that can come handy.
Table of Contents
- What can I feed my baby stage 3?
- Difference between Stage 2 and Stage 3 Baby food
- What you need to make Stage 3 Baby food recipes?
- What should be the diet of a 10-month-old baby?
- When should babies stop eating purees?
- What meals can I make for my 10-month-old baby?
What can I feed my baby stage 3?
Congratulations!! Only after becoming a parent I understood the challenges that come with feeding solids to babies. If you are looking at stage 3 baby food ideas, that means you have rocked the single and combination of purees and your baby is now ready for the next level of solids while you get ready for the next adventure.
What is stage 3 baby food? – Simply put it is the next level of puree with some small soft and chewable chunks which can be gnawed with or without teeth. And by introducing different texture you are just preparing baby for finger foods, chewing and swallowing. It is a whole new experience for babies to learn and explore the eating of different food textures without choking or gagging. You can totally make the stage 3 baby food more fun by introducing chunky purees combined with finger foods.
I love to make baby food at home just because I know what goes in, and it is pretty simple with all the gadgets available now. Check out why I love Nutribullet to make my baby food.
Difference between Stage 2 and Stage 3 Baby food
The only difference between Stage 2 and Stage 3 baby food is the texture of the food. Stage 2 Baby food is mushy soft and easy to swallow and is still in the introduction of flavors and combination of flavors. While Stage 3 baby food includes some chunks and pieces of soft food that can easily be gnawed with or without teeth and encouraging transition from puree to chewing. This can also include some soft finger foods helping baby to self feed and explore food.
What you need to make Stage 3 Baby food recipes?
Baby food can be easily made at home with just a Blender, steamer and an instant pot. Here are my favorite gadgets that help me make baby food at home and store it for longer. Stage 3 Baby Food ideas for 10 months+ is the best way to encourage self feeding.
- Nutribullet Blender
- Instant pot (to help steam food quickly)
- Baby puree storage cups
- Baby feeding bowls (that has suction to stick to table)
- Baby feeding cutlery (encouraging self feeding)
What should be the diet of a 10-month-old baby?
Typically a 10 month old baby eats baby puree with a few chunks in them graduating from silky soft purees. Check out the three phases of solid introduction for babies. Soft chewable chunks that can be gnawed with or without teeth helps babies learn chewing and swallowing without gagging or choking. A 10 month old can eat soft pasta, cooked rice and lentils, steamed vegetables, cooked meat and fruits.
I introduced a few finger foods as well when my babies turned 9 months. You can make meal time fun and exploratory when you give them finger foods or let them try spoon and fork.
When should babies stop eating purees?
Weaning them breastmilk or formula milk which is what babies are exclusively fed until they turn 6 months and introducing solids is a big step. It is recommended to do it in phases by introducing texture, taste, nutrition, and teaching them to chew, swallow and also self feed themselves. CDC specifies the dos and dont’s to follow while introducing solids to babies.
10 months marks a perfect time to slowly transition from purees to mashed chunks or small pieces of food to normal food teaching them to chew and eat. Stage 3 marks a milestone encouraging finger foods and self feeding. But it is also important to know the Stage 3 food ideas for 10 months+. Here are a few you can pick from.
What meals can I make for my 10-month-old baby?
You can absolutely turn the stage 1 or stage 2 purees to stage 3 by adding a few cooked chunks or pieces of food. Or just cook your favorite meal and pulse it for a few seconds in the blender so there are a few small pieces of food in them. Here are a few favorite recipes that my babies enjoyed: