As your baby reaches the 10-month mark, their taste buds and overall development are ready to explore a broader range of foods. At this stage, it's important to provide a balanced diet that includes soft, but varied fruits and vegetables like mashed bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, and cooked peas. Grains like rice, oats, and pasta can also be introduced, along with proteins such as well-cooked and finely chopped chicken or tofu. Including breast milk or formula is still beneficial. As your baby's appetite and chewing abilities grow, offer finger foods like soft cheese, small pieces of ripe fruit, and diced cooked vegetables to encourage self-feeding. By providing a diverse menu, you are helping your baby develop a healthy relationship with food and laying the foundation for their future eating habits.