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Stage 2




From 6 months onwards

Big Nutrition For Small Tummies

Thursday, September 14th, 2017


stage 2


Weaning progresses!

Your baby is now ready to try new tastes and food sensations!
NESTLÉ CERELAC Rice and NESTLÉ CERELAC Wheat introduced in Stage 1 have now become firm favorites.
It’s now time to add more variety in meals to tailor the baby’s diet according to the shift in his nutritional requirements!

Breast Milk – The essence of a baby’s diet

  • Breast milk is absolutely indispensable. It provides your baby with all the nutritional elements they require to grow properly (vitamins, essential fatty acids, calcium, iron and proteins)
  • It is advisable to breastfeed your baby every day for as long as possible.

Your baby is now ready to start Stage 2 of NESTLÉ CERELAC which consists of the following yummy variants:


NESTLÉ CERELAC 3 Fruits will let your baby try the tastes of apple, pear and orange and make his weaning all the more interesting!


Introduce your baby to NESTLÉ CERELAC Banana, which is light on his stomach and he will love its taste.

Psychomotor milestones


Your baby can crawl around now, hold toys quite firmly, and will look around for them if they lose them.

  • At this stage, your baby is beginning to recognize familiar faces and grasp objects, such as dummies, more firmly.
  • It is a sign of growing independence
  • The relationships with people around him get stronger by the day.
  • He can recognize faces he has not seen for a long time.
  • He can now push himself up on his hands or elbows to sit up straight again.
  • He can also roll over from the tummy to the back.
  • If you stand him up, by holding his hands or under his arms, he can stand straight for a few moments and jiggle on the spot.
  • His communication skills are also developing fast
  • He is sensitive to voices and will turn to find the face of a person who is talking.
  • He understands perfectly well what “NO” means, so this is the time to lay down the foundation stones of his education.
  • He can now make himself understood to his mother, particularly if the message refers to hunger!
  • He is aware of the sounds he can produce and is fascinated by his own babbling. Listen to your baby carefully, and encourage all the babbling you hear.
  • The first tooth: Ouch!
  • The first tooth is not far off now, and with it, in some cases, a little touch of fever. It is also time to welcome in the first colds and ear infections.
  • Baby is often a bit grizzly… take him in your arms and give him a cuddle. You can also gentle massage his gums to relieve a bit of the pain.
  • It is quite common to see babies of this age sucking and chewing away at objects quite fiercely.

Food Related Abilities


  • Baby can control the movements of his tongue and his lips better.
  • He can move food from the front of the mouth to the back, therefore, he swallows better.
  • As a result, even if his first teeth have not yet put in an appearance, he can still move gradually from runny textures through smooth pastes to more solid, coarsely chopped foods.


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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