Feeding solids to your baby: when and what to feed them

At around 6 months old (but not before 4 months), your little one will start to show signs that they’re ready to introduce solids to their diet. It’s worth remembering that children develop at different stages, so it’s better to look for specific signs than use age as a guide.

The key things to look out for include their ability to hold their head up, to sit unassisted in a high chair and an interest in what you’re eating. For example, they might be open their mouth when you lift up your spoon to eat or they might try and grab at your plate.

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