When to start weaning your baby tip 1 Introducing your baby to solid foods – sometimes called weaning or complementary feeding – should start when your baby is around 6 months old.
Babies get most of the nutrients they need from breast milk or first infant formula until they are around 6 months
Variety in your baby’s diet is really important, but there’s a chance they may be allergic to certain foods. It’s important to introduce these foods one at a time – and not before 6 months:
Try not to worry about how much your baby eats at first. There will be some days when your baby eats more and others when they eat less, and they may reject some foods completely. Here are more of my top tips to help you.
What foods to give your baby (0 to 6 months & beyond)
From 6 months … First foods
In this video I talk all about finger foods
Introduce a cup from around 6 months and offer sips of water with meals. An open or free-flow cup without a valve will help your baby learn to sip and is better for their teeth.
In this Quick Win Video I talk about the importance of Vitamin D for your baby.
In this Quick Win we look at the how your baby will gradually move towards eating 3 meals a day. It will be a mixture of soft finger foods, and mashed or chopped foods.
Your baby will now be eating 3 meals a day – chopped if necessary – plus breast or whole cows’ milk, and healthier snacks such as fruit, vegetable sticks, toast and rice cakes.
In this episode I help you introduce your baby to enjoying new foods
In this episode I talk about what milk and when.
Weaning tip 14: Beakers and cups for babies If you’re bottle feeding, it’s a good idea to introduce a cup rather than a bottle from about six months. By the time your baby is one, they should have stopped using bottles with teats. Otherwise, they may find it hard to break the habit of comfort […]
What is weaning? This term usually refers to when your baby stops breastfeeding, but whether you breast or bottle feed, this is another milestone in your child’s development. This guide is full of hints and tips to help you with this stage including when to start, what to start with and how you can progress.