How many teeth does my baby need before I can offer more textured food / finger foods?

You may be surprised to know your baby doesn't necessarily need ANY teeth before you can start introducing more textured and soft finger foods! Like all developments, babies get teeth at varying times and it can be common for them to be ready to move on from purees before this time or even when they only have one or two teeth.

In fact, ensuring you offer foods that are prepared suitably for your baby's eating age and stage is very important for their development and can help avoid issues down the track - it sounds strange but teaching an older baby to chew can be incredibly difficult...

For more support and the indicators your baby will likely demonstrate when they are ready to move on to more textured foods (along with meal suggestions and suitable finger foods for each age and stage), you may like to check out our guide to solids - click here.