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Stage 1




From 6 months onwards

Big Nutrition For Small Tummies

Thursday, September 14th, 2017



Congratulations! Now your baby is ready to experience new tastes along with mother’s milk.

NESTLÉ CERELAC Stage 1 is the first step towards solid foods and contains the following two variants:



It is recommended to start weaning with NESTLÉ CERELAC RICE as it is easy on baby’s stomach.
This should be followed with the introduction of NESTLÉ CERELAC Wheat in consultation with your doctor.

Golden rules of introducing

Continue feeding your child breast milk exclusively every day until the age of six months and then continue for as long as possible.

  • Introduce new foods on the recommendation of your doctor
  • Only try out one flavor at a time
  • Never force-feed your child if they reject a type of food
  • Wait a few days before making another attempt
  • Give your child small quantities in the beginning
  • Use a flexible plastic spoon as baby’s gums are very sensitive

Signs you may be observing in your baby at this stage

  • He uses more and more energy
  • He sleeps less and has more intense physical activity
  • He holds out his arms to you, or lifts himself up on his forearms… he uses his whole body to communicate.
  • He grabs objects within his reach, with the right and left hand, and uses all his fingers, except the thumb.
  • When he is on his back, he grabs his feet or objects within reach.
  • Lastly, he can now see in 3-D because his “binocular” vision is fully developed: a new world opens up to your baby!

Becoming more and more sociable

  • You are still the great love of his life, but he is becoming interested in other people around him too.
  • He laughs aloud when his brother or sister pull faces.
  • He is no longer fearful of faces he sees for the first time: he takes time to study them, and watches them carefully, before rewarding them with his best smile!


The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months. Consult your doctor for advice on when to introduce complementary foods to your baby. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible after introduction of complementary foods.




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