What to expect between 3 and 6 months of age:
When you start to wean your baby onto solids, bear in mind that the focus for this stage is about experimenting and exposure to new flavours and textures. Solids are less important than milk nutritionally before 6 months so milk takes priority at this stage.
Tips to make it easier:
- Follow your little one’s lead as to WHEN the right time is for solids
- Between 4 and 6 months of age, your baby will show interest, sit supported and reach for a spoon showing you she is ready to experiment with solid foods
- First foods should be as close to nature as possible – steamed fresh, seasonal veggies are great
- If you are offering porridge as a first food, make homemade ground grain porridge (rice, barley or oats)
Once you start weaning onto solids, keep breastfeeding