Round about the age of 6 months old, babies are ready for their first taste of food. And this comes at just the right time, because the iron stores they were born with are now running low.
Iron is incredibly important for babies. It supports their growth, helps produce red blood cells, aids brain development, and helps fight infections by keeping their immune system healthy. This is why their iron supply needs topping up before it runs out completely.
Weaning gives you the perfect opportunity to do this. So, once your baby’s mastered smooth purées it’s time to bump up the texture – and pump up their iron content!