From the start of weaning

Start of weaningEating is big news for your baby! Up until now, they’ve only been used to the taste and texture of milk so food really is a huge change for them. They’ll need to get used to the sensation of taking food from a spoon, working out how to move it around and swallow. These are learned skills so it takes a bit of practice – and a few surprised looks at first! At this stage, most of your baby’s nutritional needs are still being met by milk so don’t worry if they don’t accept very much food. Mild and simple tastes with a runny, smooth texture will give them the gentlest start.

How to start weaning

How to start weaning

Before you get down to the exciting business of introducing those first few tastes of food, you’ll need the right things to hand!

First foods to try

First foods to try

Up until now your baby has only had milk, so anything too strong in flavour may come as a bit of a shock.

Foods to avoid

Foods to avoid

During the first stage of weaning, there are some foods that you’ll want to avoid giving to your baby if they’re under 6 months old, to help prevent them developing allergies or infection.

Weaning tips

Weaning tips

It can take time for your baby to get used to eating foods and things might not always run smoothly when you introduce something new! Bear in mind that weaning is a gradual process and most parents have probably worn purée in their hair at some point!

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