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Baby Led Weaning: 100 First Foods by One Year Old

When my son turned 6 months old we were given the go ahead by his doctor to start solids.

If you are like me, you did lots of research on the best foods to feed your child, what to feed him first, how to feed him and how much to feed him.

It was important to me, like any mom, that my son get the best and healthiest start to life as possible.

Enter Baby Led Weaning!

I first heard about it before I was even pregnant, but really started researching baby led weaning when my son was born.

Baby led weaning is about letting your child learn to feed themselves from the very beginning.

It’s about keeping the stress out of feeding your child, and allowing them to lead.

D has done so well with solids from the very beginning, and I’ve never been stressed about it. I think that the way we’ve let him eat has helped so much.

Some people who follow baby led weaning have the goal of feeding their child 100 different foods by the time they are one year old!

The idea with this goal is to make sure you feed your child a wide variety of textures, flavors and colors to get them used to it. They are less likely to be super picky as a toddler!

It can seem daunting, but with D’s birthday right around the corner, I’ve come up with a list of 100 different foods we’ve given him over the last 6 months.

It really wasn’t that hard because once he got the hang of it, we were able to feed him pretty much anything we ate (with some modifications here and there).

D has loved the variety of foods we’ve fed him, and now that he’s reaching toddlerhood, I’m not so worried about him getting picky.

Even when he does decide to pick and choose some things he likes and doesn’t like, I know that there are a whole bunch of things I can fall back on!

Here is our list of 100 first foods for baby led weaning.

100 First Foods By 1 Year Old

Fruit

  1. Apples
  2. Bananas
  3. Blackberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Strawberries
  6. Blueberries
  7. Peaches
  8. Mangos
  9. Avocado
  10. Grapes
  11. Tomato
  12. Melon
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Pineapple
  15. Pear
  16. Oranges
  17. Nectarines
  18. Apricots
  19. Kiwi
  20. Lime
  21. Lemon
  22. Watermelon
  23. Grapefruit

Vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Kale
  • Pickles
  • Peas
  • Onion
  • Green onion
  • Parsnips
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Beets
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Corn
  • Cabbage
  • Green beans
  • Mushroom*
  • Lettuce
  • Eggplant
  • Turnip
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic

Starch

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butternut squash
  • Gnocchi

Meat/Protein

  • Chicken
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Halibut
  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Tofu
  • Pork
  • Shrimp

Grains

  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Whole wheat tortilla
  • Pita
  • Couscous
  • Quinoa

Dairy

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Goat cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Parmesan cheese

Legumes

  • Black beans
  • White beans
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas

Other

  • Pesto
  • Rice cake
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Pasta sauce
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla wraps
  • Cheerios

Prepped

  • Smoothie
  • Pancakes
  • Muffins
  • Hummus
  • Soup
  • Waffles
  • Birthday Cake!

In the last 6 months I’ve made more muffins and pancakes than I’ve ever made in my life.

Of course they are the modified baby versions, but they are amazing for quick breakfasts and snacks.

You can find a ton of recipes on Pinterest from easy blueberry muffins to veggie and fish fritters! I can literally make anything into a muffin and/or a pancake and my son will eat it.

Let me know if your baby has tried any of these and where you are in your baby led weaning journey!

first foods list for baby led weaning
100 first foods before one year old
List of baby led weaning 100 first foods

I am a military wife, a university graduate, and a new mama living in Nova Scotia. Follow me on this journey to learn about pregnancy, motherhood, staying healthy, and taking care of you and your family!

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