A brand-new weaning hub has been launched on the Start4Life website. Packed with NHS-approved advice and tips for each weaning stage, plus simple, healthy weaning recipes, it puts everything parents need to know in one place.
Official advice is that most babies should not start solid foods until they are around 6 months old. The last UK Infant Feeding Survey showed that three-quarters of parents had introduced solid foods by the time their baby is 5 months old.
There are three clear signs which show that a baby is ready for weaning when they appear together from around 6 months.
– They will be able to sit up and hold their head steady,
– They will be able to coordinate their eyes, hands and mouth so they can look at food, pick it up and put it in their mouths all by themselves
– They will be able to swallow food so more goes in their mouth than around their face