The day your little one tastes real food for the first time is a real milestone! Here's how to tell if they're ready - and what you'll need to get them started on a lifelong taste adventure.
When your baby's very young, eating is pretty simple: It's all milk, all the time. But sometime between 4 and 6 months of age, you'll see the signs that it's time to try some real food.
Weaning can be a really fun experience for both of you, but it does require a bit of time and patience. Your baby will need to learn how to take food from a spoon, and work out how to move it around and swallow. These are learned skills, so it takes a bit of practice – and you may well get a few surprised looks at first!
At this stage, your baby’s nutritional needs are still being met by milk, so don’t worry if not very much goes down at first. Simple flavours and a runny, smooth texture will give them the gentlest start. It’s all about different tastes not quantity.