Baby foods are industrially produced milk-based products, adapted to the physiological needs of your child’s body. There is a huge range of baby food products on the market. And though they have a lot in common, they are still distinctly different in terms of composition, consistency and properties.
Here’s a list of different types of infant foods based on various characteristics.
Based on a baby’s health indicators
- Formulas for healthy babies;
- Infant foods for children with special nutritional needs;
- Products for therapeutic feeding.
Based on consistency
There are dry, semi-dry, and liquid baby foods. 90% of all formulas on the market are dry powdered versions. While liquid products are ready to use, dry ones have to be mixed with warm water before feeding.
Based on age
- Stage 0 (sometimes, Pre formulas): foods for preemies and low-weight babies.
- Stage 1: for children from birth to 6 months;
- Stage 2: from 6 to 10-12 months (HiPP formula Stage 2 is among the most popular ones in this range);
- Stage 3 (sometimes also Stage 4): for 1-year-olds and toddlers.