Bringing Textures to the Table
Once your baby has mastered spoon-feedings of pureed foods, it may be time to introduce textures. You can gradually progress from thin purees to thicker purees, and then to chunkier purees. If you are wondering about the difference in these textures, imagine a fresh banana:
Thin purees: Completely blended
Thicker purees: Mashed well with a fork
Chunkier purees: Mashed with some small lumps.
When your baby can comfortably manage thicker, chunkier purees, offer some small pieces of soft foods that can be picked up. Start with soft textures or pieces of crackers.