Tweenies
Stage 1

Getting started - 6 months onwards:
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Flavours:

T1: Butternut, sweet potato, squash, pumpkin
Ingredients: Butternut, sweet potato, squash and pumpkin

T2: Carrots, potato, parsnip, patty pan and courgette
Ingredients: Carrot, potato, parsnip, pattipan and courgette

1 cube = approx 20g/20ml

R38.00 per tray of 12 cubes


 

Introducing Solid Foods from 6 Months

The trend internationally is to introduce solids at six months. Studies have shown that there is a definite link between allergies and the introduction of solids too early. Premature introduction of solids may also overload your baby’s kidneys and digestive tract.

Babies who are at least 4 months of age, weigh 6 – 7 kgs in weight and who exhibit excessively hungry behaviour, i.e. formula fed babies drinking more than 1 litre per day or breastfed babies feeding two hourly, day and night, may start solids before 6 months.

If starting solids prior to 6 months, remember solids are always to be given AFTER a milk feed, wait half an hour and then give solids. Milk is the most important dietary requirement in a baby’s diet until 6 months.

In extremely rare cases, certain babies may need to start solids before 6 months due to slow growth or severe reflux, but this should only be done on the recommendation of your medical practitioner.

How to get started on solids:

The recommended time to introduce solids is at 6 months unless otherwise advised by your medical practitioner
Start with rice cereal, mix 2-3 teaspoons with breast milk or formula milk
Best time to start cereal is at breakfast
After 1 week introduce cereal at dinner time
1 – 2 weeks later introduce vegetables
Introduce 1 new vegetable every 3 days

Tweenies starter pack provides the perfect solution – 2 ice trays with 8 different flavours  - 1 new flavour every 3 days


Use our Frooties range to introduce fruit with breakfast cereal or plain, full fat yoghurt

No citrus, strawberries or kiwi fruit until 9 months, and ripe bananas from 8 months

How to feed your baby and create a good eating environment

  • In a high chair
  • With a spoon out of a bowl
  • Feed in a calm environment
  • Relax about the mess and possible food refusal
  • Make feeding fun
  • Ensure you have a good supply of large bibs and face cloths
  • Allow baby to feel the food and play with the textures – this will ultimately get your baby to feed herself
  • Dedicate your time completely to your baby while she eats, this will relax and calm her
  • When she is eating well, make meal times family times and sit around a dining room table or kitchen table
  • Interaction with other siblings is vital

(Please note: this is an indication of how much your baby will eat, please remember every child is different, and may eat more, or less than 1 cube to start!)

 
 
     


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