A post about undertaking 100 foods before 1 when weaning your baby & toddlers. This is just for fun and not medical advice.
What is 100 foods before 1?
When my daughter was about to turn 6 months old I started to think about how I would approach her first foods with her. So what is 100 foods before 1? Well, firstly I should say that is nothing official and is instead just a fun way to explore new foods with your children throughout the weaning stage. It is not to be taken in the place of medical advice and you should ways use your own judgement on what works for you, alongside professional advice.
If you have any questions about nutrition, health, feeding your baby, weaning or anything associated then please make sure you speak to a medical professional. Everything written here is not for advice but is my explanation of what we did while weaning our little one.
Where to start 100 foods before 1 when weaning your baby?
- Sweet Potato
- White Potato
- Brussel Sprouts
Watch the 100 foods before 1 video
If you are the type of person who wants to watch something explaining a bit more, watch the video that I made originally for my IGTV or keep reading for quick breakdown on how I approach 100 foods before 1.
Right, onto the main event
We started weaning our little girl when she was 6 months old, as per the World Health Organisation guidelines and the guidelines for our country (UK) and we jumped straight into baby led weaning, which means we did no purees and no spoon feeding. She eats herself, mostly with her hands (although she can use a spoon to some degree too) and she eats what we eat, just cut up appropriately.
It was while looking up ideas for baby led weaning recipes that I stumbled upon an idea on Pinterest where you complete a list of 100 foods to introduce to your baby before they turn 1. This can literally include anything you wish. I decided to come up with a list by myself and the rough idea is that you will introduce a variety of flavours and textures in their first 6 months of weaning. Our daughter was a great eater and enjoyed everything bar one thing: celery. I don’t blame her actually, I am not the greatest fan but I do know it’s amazing for you!
Did it work when we did it for a second time?
Yes, we actually printed out this very list with our son and worked our way through it just the same. He was a fully breastfed baby and I found he wasn’t really interested in food until he was around 7 months. So we just waited a while longer and tried again at 7 months, by which time he was ready to begin.
Grab your 100 Foods Before 1 List
With the both of them, both our daughter and son, we slowly introduced more foods, flavours and textures and they slowly whittled things off the list. It’s actually not hard at all – and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you get through it.
It’s just a bit of fun so have fun with it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did and love watching your little one’s explore lots of new flavours and textures.