When to Start Weaning My Baby?
When Can I start Feeding My Baby Normal Food?
Baby health care specialists now recommend that you don’t start feeding your baby solid foods until they are at least 6 months.Your baby's digestive system is still very immature so you should be very careful what foods you feed your baby at this stage. Some foods may cause your baby's tummy to be upset and maybe even make them sick. When possible use organic food, as it is more natural and free from additives.Usually a good idea is to start with a teaspoon or two of baby rice mixed with boiled water or formula milk. Remember for the first year all baby equipment should be sterilised and any water used in feeds should be boiled and cooled. Slowly you can introduce flavours of both puréed fruit and vegetables. Just let baby suck it of the spoon at the beginning until she decides to eat it of the spoon. Very quickly baby will be excited to taste her next spoon feed!
A Guide To What Is The Best Food Baby Can Eat When You Start Spoon Feeding
Age approx 6 months
Foods Baby can eat
Foods NOT To Give Baby
If you are not sure check with your health Visitor
your health professional
Fruit and Veg Pureed
Cows and Goats milk
Chicken and Meat
Ideas of Food To Give Your Baby.
- Rice Pudding - use formula milk to mix
- Mashed Banana
- Apple Puree
- Peach Puree
- Carrot Puree
- Sweet Potato Puree
- Parsnip Puree
These are only ideas! You can use lots more and once baby is used to some of these tastes, you can steadily introduce more.