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As your son/daughter gets older, you can try adding new foods into his/her diet, like thin purees. Thin purees are smooth and fall off the spoon easily. Stage 1 purees, for example, are thin purees. The amount of food your son/daughter needs depends on age. The charts below will help you figure out how much food you should feed your son/daughter based on age. These charts provide general guidance, but all kids are a little different. When feeding your son/daughter, it’s best to follow his/her hunger cues, or signs and behaviors that he/she is still hungry or getting full.
How many tablespoons are in a jar or container of baby food? 2½ oz = 5 tablespoons 3½ oz = 7 tablespoons 4 oz = 8 tablespoons 6 oz = 12 tablespoons
Did you know?It’s okay if your son/daughter isn’t eating the recommended amount of infant cereal or purees. He/she might just need more breast milk or formula to make sure he/she eats enough calories to grow and develop.
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