Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Family Food -

As your bub grows, it’s im­por­tant that her diet is rich in iron and es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents in­clud­ing vi­ta­min B12 and zinc for her well­be­ing, im­mu­nity and healthy growth and brain de­vel­op­ment.

To in­cor­po­rate meat into your lit­tle one’s meals for her stage of de­vel­op­ment, try the fol­low­ing tips from the team at www. beefand­lamb.com.au.

The ‘Silky Smooth’ stage (six months)

Meat must be ten­der and moist: try blend­ing a steak with cooked pumpkin and zuc­chini un­til smooth.

The ‘Lumpy Mushy’ stage (seven months)

At this age, your baby needs to ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent tex­tures to help de­velop mus­cles for chew­ing and speech. Pulse meals un­til par­tially blended and then mash with a fork.

The ‘Fin­ger Food’ stage (eight months)

Your baby’s hand con­trol is im­prov­ing, so en­cour­age her to feed her­self by of­fer­ing soft fin­ger foods. When cook­ing a roast or steak for the fam­ily, cut the meat into thin strips and serve with roasted veg­eta­bles that have been cut into small pieces.

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