Supplementary food addition schedule
- 4~6 months: When you first start adding complementary foods, you should choose thin paste-like liquid foods that are ground and smooth and without lumps, gradually transition slowly from diluted to thick, and then from smooth paste-like foods to more coarse granular paste-like foods, so that babies can learn to chew and swallow, and try to let them try as many different foods as possible.
- 7~9 months: When baby can sit up independently and start to twist things with thumb and other fingers and put things to mouth, you can start to arrange some soft cooked chunks of food as finger food for baby to twist and eat by themselves, which can develop baby's hand-eye coordination, chewing and swallowing ability, and interest in eating by themselves.
- 9~12 months: When baby starts to master finger movement, you can give baby small spoons and forks to learn to eat by themselves.
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