Babies don’t need much solid food when they start weaning at about six months old. They get most nutrients from breast milk or formula, so it’s more about building food confidence. We recommend following these NHS guidelines.
The most important thing is getting babies used to new tastes and textures, and learning how to move solid foods around their mouths and how to swallow them.
As your baby grows, you can start to introduce more tastes. The NHS website has advice for babies seven to nine months old, and 10 – 12 months.
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