Some families prefer baby-led weaning, whereas others find introducing complementary foods to your breastfed baby pdf babies are happier with spoon-fed purées. We explain which foods are best to give your baby over the coming months.
Why isn’t milk enough any more? What can I give my baby from seven to nine months? What can I give my baby from 10 months? What should I not give my baby if he’s under a year? Is your child struggling with food? Every baby is different, so there’s no telling how your baby will take to this new experience.
He may need a while to get used to different textures and tastes or he may tuck in straight away. We explain which foods are best to give your baby over the coming weeks and months, to help him get a good start at mealtimes. During your baby’s first six months, his digestive and immune systems have been gradually gaining strength. Your baby’s body is now ready to process solid foods. If you wish to give your baby solid food before he is six months old, it’s worth talking to your GP or health visitor first.
Before six months, there are many foods that aren’t suitable for your baby. Once your baby is six months old, you can in theory give him most foods, and try new ones quite quickly. Purées may be easiest for your baby at first, but some babies can cope with soft lumps, as long as the food is well-mashed. Babies can quickly learn to chew soft, lumpy food even if they have no teeth. Just like us, babies can get bored with the same thing.