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At 7 months, your baby is ready to explore more flavours and textures. Stage 2 CERELAC® helps you introduce them to new flavours and tastes. Our cereals are carefully crafted to meet your baby's evolving nutritional needs, ensuring they get the essential vitamins and minerals they need for healthy development.

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Recipes from 7 months

As your baby continues to grow, their taste buds are ready for more exciting flavours. Our collection of recipies for 7 months offers a range of delicious options that will keep your little one engaged during mealtime. Here you will discover recipies that introduce new ingredients and textures, while ensuring your baby gets the essential nutrients they need for normal development. Let the culinary exploration continue with CERELAC® recipies at 7 months.

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Articles from 7 months

Explore our collection of articles and discover helpful resources to support your baby's healthy eating journey at 7 months.

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Growing up milestones

  • May sit in high chair
  • Begins to pick up and hold objects
  • Puts everything in his mouth
  • Turns his head towards sounds
  • Can drink from sippy cup with help
  • Exchanges smiles
  • Starts babbling
  • Begins to chew
  • Starts to show food likes and dislikes

Daily requirements (765 – 825 kcal/day)

  • Breast milk (or follow-on formula):

What?

Breast milk, on demand. If introducing a follow-on formula, take the advice of your health care professional and follow the on-pack feeding and preparation guidelines.

Why?

Breast milk or formula milk is still the main source of nutrients for your weaning baby.

As your baby grows, they’ll begin to need more iron, which they will need to get from solid foods. (Your health care professional will be able to advise you in more detail.) If you choose to make use of a follow-on formula, choose one with a high quality protein and that is enriches with vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc and the essential fatty acids.

 

  • Infant cereals (100g):

What?

Your baby will need about 50g or 3 tablespoons of iron fortified infant cereal a day.

Why?

Each serving of infant cereal is packed with important nutrients and provides complex carbohydrates that are easy to digest. This makes them ideal for babies who still only have little tummies, and will help him feel fuller for longer.

 

  • Fruits (60-130g):

What?

Your baby needs about 4-8 tablespoons of puréed fruit per day.

Why?

Fruit contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (to help keep cells healthy), and gentle dietary fibre (to help support digestion).

 

  • Vegetables (60-130g):

What?

Your baby will need about 4-8 tablespoons of puréed vegetables per day.

Why?

Vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (to help keep cells healthy), and gentle dietary fibre (to help support digestion).

 

  • Meat & Fish (10-15g):

What?

2-3 teaspoons of cooked and puréed meat or fish a day.

Why?

This amount of meat and fish provides high quality protein (needed for building those little muscles). Red meat is packed with iron and zinc. Oily fish, like salmon, are easy to digest and contain the essential fatty acids such as omega 3.

Eating skills

  • Holds sippy cup with help: Let him practise his developing motor skills at meal times – let him help you hold his sippy cup.
  • Begins to chew: He can mash up small, soft lumps between his gums. So his food will no longer have to be velvety smooth. Try yoghurt with pieces of soft fruit.
  • Starts to show likes and dislikes: Introducing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at this stage will help ensure he doesn’t become a fussy eater.

How much is too much?

Your baby can help you understand how much food he needs. You just have to learn his cues.

Your baby might have had enough if he:

  • Slows down eating
  • Gets distracted easily
  • Closes or covers mouth
  • Turns head away

Full up – suggestions

Listen to your baby’s cues. If they are full, don’t try to force them to eat more. It’s normal for the amount your baby eats to change from meal to meal as well as day to day depending on their activity level.

Your baby may still be hungry if he:

  • Leans towards the food or spoon
  • Reaches for spoon or food
  • Smiles and looks at you while feeding

Still hungry – suggestions

After the meal, offer an extra 1-4 teaspoons of infant cereal, meat, fish, fruit or vegetables. You can try to gradually increase the number of teaspoons of infant cereal, fruit, vegetables, meat or fish at the next mealtime by 1-4 teaspoons.

Foods to enjoy

Although breast milk and/or follow-on formula is still the foundation of his diet, food is becoming more important. Especially when it comes to making sure his levels of iron and zinc remain topped up.

  • Dairy products:

Pasteurised soft cheese and yogurts are good sources of protein and calcium – an important building block for bones.

  • Vegetables:

Leek, onion, broccoli, tomato (peeled and de-seeded), fennel, cauliflower, kale, plantain and breadfruit are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and provide plenty of gentle dietary fibre. Adding a little good quality vegetable oil will help your baby absorb certain vitamins.

  • Cereals:

Wheat, rye, barley and semolina – infant cereals are a source of many important nutrients like calcium, iron and zinc and complex carbohydrates that will provide plenty of energy for growth.

  • Fruits:

Strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, orange and blueberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plenty of gentle dietary fibre. They will provide new exciting tastes and textures.

  • Meat, Fish and Eggs:

Beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey and fish (salmon, cod and hake) – introduce just one type of meat or fish per day to let your baby get used to the new taste and texture. Use the leanest cuts and always cook and purée it. For fish, ensure you remove all bones before puréeing. 

Growing up milestones

  • Might start crawling
  • Will pull himself up
  • First teeth begin to appear
  • May start to feed himself
  • Knows his name
  • Starts saying ‘dada’ and ‘mama’
  • Shows you if happy or scared

 

Daily requirements (825-920 kcal/day)

  • Breast milk (or follow-on formula):

What?

Breast milk, on demand. If you choose to use a follow-on formula, please follow the advice of your health care professional and the on-pack feeding and preparation guidelines.

Why?

Breast milk or formula milk is still the main source of nutrients for your weaning baby. From 6 to 12 months your baby needs the equivalent of 500-600 ml of milk a day, which is about a pint.

As your baby grows, they’ll begin to need more iron, which they will need to get from solid foods. (Your health care professional will be able to advise you in more detail.)

 

  • Infant cereals (50- 00 g):

What?

Your baby will eat about 50-100g or 3-6 tablespoons of iron fortified infant cereal a day.

Why?

Each serving of infant cereal is packed with important nutrients and provides complex carbohydrates that are easy to digest. This makes them an ideal food for babies who still only have little tummies, and will help them feel fuller for longer.

 

  • Fruits (130 – 260g):

What?

Your baby needs about 8-15 tablespoons per day of puréed fruit (1-2 medium sized apples).

Why?

Fruit contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (to help keep cells healthy), and gentle dietary fibre (to help support digestion).

 

  • Vegetables (130 - 260g):

What?

Your baby will need about 8-15 tablespoons per day of puréed vegetables.

Why?

Vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (to help keep cells healthy), and gentle dietary fibre (to help support digestion).

 

  • Meat & Fish (15 - 30g):

What?

1-2 tablespoons of cooked and puréed meat, fish or scrambled egg per day.

Why?

This amount of meat, fish or egg provides high quality protein (needed for building little muscles). Red meat is a great source of iron. Oily fish, such as salmon and tuna, contain essential fatty acids such as omega 3. Oily fish is also good for mental development.

Eating skills

  • He loves to practise chomping and chewing: Give him chewier and chunkier textures to practise on.
  • He can hold a spoon: Once he can find his mouth with it, he’s ready to start feeding himself. A small bowl of cereal or puréed fruit is the perfect place for him to start.
  • His first teeth are beginning to break through: It’s a good time to help him take his first bites.
  • He begins to pick up food with thumb and forefinger: Provide different sized pieces of bright coloured vegetables to encourage him to pick them up.

 

How much is too much?

Your baby can help you understand how much food he needs. You just have to learn his cues.

Your baby might have had enough if he:

  • Shakes head to say ‘no more’
  • Bats, pushes or drops the bowl
  • Clamps lips shut, stops opening mouth or closes eyes
  • Gets distracted easily
  • Spits out familiar food or pushes it away

Full up – suggestions

Learn to understand your baby’s cues. If they are full, don’t try to force them to eat more. It’s normal for the amount your baby eats to change from meal to meal as well as day to day depending on their activity level.

Keep a food diary. You’ll be able to see what, how much and when they like to eat, and it’s a handy reference for talking to your health care professional, if ever needed.

Your baby may still be hungry if he:

  • Opens mouth for food or spoon
  • Reaches out for food
  • Gets excited about eating
  • Follows you with his eyes or looks at food while eating

Still hungry – suggestions

After the meal, offer 1-4 teaspoons of infant cereals, fruit or vegetables. You can try to gradually increase the number of teaspoons of infant cereals, fruit, vegetables, meat or fish at the next mealtime by 1-4 teaspoons.

They could also be thirsty. Try offering them some water to drink.

Try offering them a teething biscuit or a small piece of bread. It will also help them practise their chewing.

Foods to enjoy

Although breast milk and/or follow on formula are still important, a healthy balanced diet is key. All the major food groups now have a big role to play.

  • Dairy products:

Pasteurised soft cheeses, yogurt and custard are good sources of protein and calcium – an important building block for bones.

  • Cereals:

Due to its complex carbohydrates, pasta is a great source of energy. Cook it until it’s melt in the mouth soft (much softer than you’d normally serve for grown-ups). It will help them practise their chewing.

  • Vegetables:

Asparagus, turnip, beetroot, green beans, pepper and okra are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and provide plenty of gentle fibre. Steaming is the best way to preserve their vitamins and taste. Adding a little good quality vegetable oil will help your baby to better absorb certain vitamins.

  • Herbs and spices:

Coriander, garlic, mint, vanilla, thyme and parsley – add just a sprinkle to give him new tastes and flavours.

  • Fruits:

Mango, pineapple, coconut, rhubarb, melon and figs are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and provide plenty of gentle dietary fibre. They will provide new exciting tastes and textures.

  • Meat, Fish and Eggs:

Like meat and fish, eggs can provide your baby with high quality protein.  Egg yolks are also a good source of vitamins.  Remember to ensure that the egg is fully cooked and the yolk is not runny. 

Strawberry and Banana Purée

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CERELAC® Mixed Fruits & Wheat with Apricot and Vanilla Purée

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CERELAC® Mixed Fruits and Wheat with Milk

Introduce more flavour to your baby’s diet with our wheat-based infant cereal with milk powder and mixed fruits.

CERELAC® Mixed Fruits and Wheat with Milk is a wheat-based fruit infant cereal containing milk powder and mixed fruits. It’s been designed for infants from 7 months of age. It is NOT suitable for use as a substitute for breast milk.

Our wheat-based infant cereal with milk powder and mixed fruits helps you to introduce more flavour to your baby’s diet. This mixed fruit baby cereal contains a delicious blend of banana, orange, pineapple, apple, and pear, as well as essential nutrients. It’s available in a 400g and 1kg tin.

 

Why give your baby Cerelac?

What’s so good about CERELAC® Mixed Fruits and Wheat with Milk?

  • Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Contains Zinc, Calcium, and vitamins A & C.
  • Iron contributes to normal cognitive development.
  • Just add Water.
  • Our recipe is suitable for vegetarians and it’s Halal, too.

CERELAC® Mixed Fruits and Wheat with Milk

Wash hand

1.  Wash your hands before preparing baby’s food. Make sure all utensils are clean.

Boil

2. Boil tap water. Allow to cool. Measure 75 ml of lukewarm water and…

Mix

3. Mix with 25 g of CERELAC 

Stir

4. Stir until the cereal is smooth, check the temperature and serve immediately.

At the start of weaning use small quantities of CERELAC. As your baby grows, so will their appetite, and portions can be increased gradually to a suggested portion of 50 g per day.

 Do not keep any unfinished portion.

Close tin tightly and store in a cool dry place. Use within 4 weeks of opening.

Nutrition information
Per 100 g powder ** Per 25 g serving
Energy 1753 kJ / 416 kcal 438 kJ / 104 kcal
Fat 10 g 2.5 g
of which : saturates 1.2 g 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 64.7 g 16.2 g
of which: sugars* 28.4 g 7.1 g
Fibre 3.5 g 0.9 g
Protein 15 g 3.8 g
Salt 0.3 g 0.08 g
** 25 g + 75 ml water.
* Contains naturally occurring sugars.
Vitamins
Per 100 g powder ** Per 25 g serving
Vitamin A 415 µg RE 104 µg RE
Vitamin D 7 µg 1.8 µg
Vitamin E 4 mg 1 mg
Vitamin K 30 µg 7.5 µg
Vitamin C 80 mg 20 mg
Thiamin 1 mg 0.25 mg
Niacin 5.5 mg 1.6 mg
Vitamin B6 0.42 mg 0.11 mg
Folic Acid 36 µg 9 µg
Vitamin B12 0.7 µg 0.18 µg
Biotin 29 µg 7.3 µg
Pantothenic acid 2 mg 0.5 mg
Minerals
Per 100 g powder ** Per 25 g serving
Calcium 500 mg 125 mg
Phosphorus 345 mg 86.3 mg
Iron 8.5 mg 2.1 mg
Zinc 3.5 mg 0.88 mg
Iodine 44 µg 11 µg

Ingredients

Cereals 50% (Wheat flour, Hydrolysed wheat flour), Skimmed milk powder 23%, Dried fruits 14% (Banana 7%, Orange 3%, Pineapple 2%, Apple 1.1%, Pear 0.8%, Corn starch, Maltodextrin, Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin), Vegetable oils (Rapeseed, Sunflower), Full fat milk powder 5.2%, Minerals (Calcium carbonate, Ferrous fumarate, Zinc sulphate, Potassium iodide), Vitamins (C, Niacin, E, Thiamin (B1), Pantothenic acid, A, B6, K, Folic acid, Biotin, D), Flavouring (Vanillin), Antioxidants (Tocopherol-rich extract, Ascorbyl palmitate), Culture (Bifidobacterium lactis).

Where can I buy CERELAC®?

Nestlé CERELAC is a well-known brand in Europe, Asia, Africa and Afro-Caribbean and has been sold in major UK food retailers in Foods of the World Aisles since 2005. Several Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA stores stock CERELAC in their “Foods of the World” aisles.  The names of these stores can be obtained by calling the individual company Customer Service numbers.

  • Tesco 0800 505555
  • Morrisons 03456116111
  • Asda  0800 9520101

 You can also order CERELAC from various online retailers such as Tesco, ASDA, Ocado, Amazon and Morrisons – the information and links to these online retailers can be found in our “Where to buy” section.
Additionally, CERELAC is available in most corner shops and ethnic stores across the UK such as in Brixton, Peckham, Birmingham and Manchester.

Important Information:

The Department of Health recommends solid foods be introduced at around 6 months of age. Nestlé CERELAC is a complementary food intended for spoon feeding from 6 months and is NOT to be used as a breast milk substitute. Please follow the preparation instructions and be mindful not to overfeed your baby. 

Contact Us Address:

Nestlé Consumer Services
PO Box 207,
York, YO91 1XY

® Registered Trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A

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Introduction

Your baby now needs to try new flavours one at a time, as well as experiencing a slightly coarser texture to encourage varied eating. 

For your 7 month old baby, food is one of the many ways in which they will discover their world. There’s so much to see, taste and explore, and as they get used to new flavours they’ll discover more likes and dislikes. Now they’re a little older, your baby will slowly settle into eating three meals a day, with snacks in between as necessary. As they get used to this rhythm, they’ll also adjust to waiting between meals to satisfy their hunger.

CERELAC® Stage 2 is designed to help you through this part of weaning. 7 months is the age at which your little one can get used to small lumps and new textures, but they still require a careful balance of vitamins and nutrients to aid their growth and development. When your little one is aged 7 months, baby food should provide them with the foundation for a healthy diet that still includes their usual breast or formula milk. That’s why we’ve made sure CERELAC® contains the nutrients your little one needs, including calcium and vitamin D to help with the normal growth and development of their bones. It also contains iron, which contributes to their normal cognitive development, as well as zinc, iodine, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

CERELAC® Stage 2 food for 7 months old babies comes in three tasty flavours, each designed to introduce them to new and exciting tastes. The range includes Apple and Wheat with Milk, Banana and Wheat with Milk, and Mixed Vegetables and Rice with Milk. They can also be used in combination with some of our easy recipes for homemade baby food, designed with 7+ months old infants in mind.

CERELAC® Apple and Wheat with Milk

This nutritious infant cereal is wheat-based and contains milk powder and apple. It’s designed for infants from 7 months old. It is not suitable for use as a breast milk substitute.

CERELAC® Banana and Wheat with Milk

This delicious wheat-based infant cereal contains milk powder and banana. It’s made for infants from 7 months old who are ready to try new, simple flavours. It is not suitable for use as a breast milk substitute.

CERELAC® Mixed Vegetables and Rice with Milk

This rice based infant cereal is made with mixed vegetables and milk powder to help you introduce new flavours to your baby from the age of 7 months. It is not suitable for use as a breast milk substitute.

Now they’re at Stage 2 your baby is ready for a thicker, mashed consistency, so complement their diet with cooked and pureed fruit and vegetables. These might include broccoli, aubergine, oranges, and dried apricots, as well as small amounts of fish, meat, or meat alternatives. For more information read our tips for weaning. Remember that it can be a slow process, so there’s lots of time to try different types of food and find something that works for you and your baby.

Introduction

Whether you buy it or cook it yourself, it will encourage them to chew whilst helping to prepare them for the varied tastes of family meals. By now they’ll be getting ready to try things like small pieces of well-cooked potato or soft fish, and as they get used to these changes, their tastes will develop and grow.

CERELAC® infant cereal for babies from 8 months old contains important nutrients to help them grow and develop. Our Stage 3 food also introduces new textures to your baby’s diet, encouraging them to explore chewing and get used to new sensations.

CERELAC® contains calcium and vitamin D, both of which are needed for the normal growth and development of your little one’s bones, while iron contributes to their normal cognitive development. Like all our products, our 8 months baby food also contains zinc, iodine, vitamin A and vitamin C.

By now they should be comfortable with solid food, so they can eat three meals a day with snacks in between if necessary. They are probably crawling and they’ll know how to keep a tight hold on their spoon, making mealtimes more adventurous – and maybe messy!

Our 8 months old baby food is available as Three Cereals (Wheat, Oats, and Rice with Milk) or Mixed Fruits with Milk.

CERELAC® Three Cereals with Milk

This wheat-based infant cereal contains milk powder, oats and rice. It’s designed for infants from 8 months of age. This product is not suitable for use as a breast milk substitute.

CERELAC® Mixed Fruits and Wheat with Milk

Containing a variety of nutrients, this is a wheat-based infant cereal with milk powder and mixed fruits. It’s suitable for babies from 8 months of age. It is not a suitable breast milk substitute.

In addition to your baby’s 8 month old baby food, they should still be having milk (breastmilk or formula milk), as well as child-friendly dairy products. They’re usually also ready to try small, easy-to-chew pieces of food, like soft pasta, minced meat, and well-cooked pulses, and they can also drink water. This stage of your baby’s weaning is a really exciting one, as they truly start to explore the world of food – so remember to enjoy all those precious moments!

An ideal foundation to a varied and balanced diet, this food is designed to be given to babies from 8 months old. This means, for example, that Stage 3 CERELAC® can be fed to a 10 month old. Baby food at this stage supports their transition to eating more family foods, as they will get used to chewing lumps, so it’s normal to take more time over Stage 3 than the previous stages.

And don’t forget, they’ll know to stop eating when they’re full, so use their behaviour as a guide to how much they need.

Read our weaning tips for more information on introducing solid foods to your 8+ months old baby.

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