6 to 8 months:
As suggested in the 4 to 6 months stage, it’s OK to still breastfeed or even provide formula milk. But if you’re looking to increase the solids your baby can eat, try adding pureed applesauce and avocado or pureed legumes. Your baby may like small amounts of unsweetened yogurt. Be sure it’s sans cow’s milk until age 1, though. Make sure to introduce these foods one at a time. Try waiting a couple of days before feeding her something new.
8 to 10 months:
By this point, your baby should be picking up objects with her thumb or forefinger and transferring things from one hand to the other hand. Your baby puts every single thing in his mouth. If these things are occurring, your little one is ready for more solids: mashed carrots, squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Finger foods like O-shaped cereals, small amounts of scrambled eggs and teething crackers. Proteins are always good – lentils, split peas, pintos and black beans. Try giving your baby 1 cup of fruit, 1 cup of vegetables and 4 tablespoons of protein-rich foods per day.
10 to 12 months:
By now, your little one can swallow food much more easily and even tries to pick up the spoon to feed herself. Some women choose to keep breast milk in their baby’s diet. It’s OK for your baby to eat mashed fruit or fruit cut into cubes and bite-sized vegetables. Also, try combo foods such as macaroni and cheese and casseroles.