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What is the difference?

What is the difference between stage 1 and stage 2 baby foods. I accidently bought stage 2.

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Asked by J.P at 1:28 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • the texture. i fed my baby mostly 2nd stage food instead of 1st stage. it won't hurt.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 1:29 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • they are thicker. If your baby has been eating for a bit, it won't hurt.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:31 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • stage two is usually a little thicker, and some are two foods together, whereas stage 1 is single foods.

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 1:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Mostly the size... a tiny bit thicker but hardly! And more choices of foods and combos when you are ready for those.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 1:49 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • the portion. I didnt think the texture was all that different. Maybe slightly.

    Answer by momofsaee at 2:00 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • stage two has mixes and is a tiny bit thicker...
    i dont think havin baby eat stage 2 will be bad... but try to avoid mixes unless you have already given baby both kinds and baby did fine with both.

    Answer by trystons_mommy at 2:10 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Stage 2 is BARELY thicker. I never even used stage 1.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:58 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Not much. if it's too thick for baby, add some formula or breastmilk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • If you make your own you will save money and know exactly what your baby is getting. Feel free to contact me offlist. Or look for a copy of Super Baby Food at your library, more infomation and some recipes at

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:46 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I wouldn't worry about giving it to your baby. My first daughter never took stage one at all because it was too thin and she couldn't tell whether she was eating or drinking. She needed something thicker.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:16 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

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