Introducing your baby to solid foods
Making the change from milk to solid foods is a whole new chapter for you and your baby, as well as an important step in your baby’s development. At the same time as getting used to eating, they’re also developing long-lasting habits, likes and dislikes around food. Your baby is ready to try solid foods when they are able to do three things (normally around 6 months):
✓ Stay in a sitting position and hold their head up unsupported
✓ Pick food up and put it in their mouth by themselves
✓ Move food to the back of their mouth and swallow it
Knowing what to start with, and how to feed your baby, can be confusing and sometimes worrying for us as parents. These top tips will help you introduce solid foods confidently and safely, as well as help your baby grow up eating and enjoying healthy foods.
Find out more about the simple but important steps you can take …
Ideas for first foods – and how to help your baby enjoy the new experience
Introducing more tastes and textures once your baby has got the hang of eating
What foods and drinks aren't suitable for my baby?
Getting your baby into healthy eating habits – as well as the rest of the family