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  • Writer's pictureEmily Naclerio

Child Health Nurse Resources - Introducing Solids

Introducing Solids to you baby can be an exciting but also nerve racking time. When should you start solids? What should you feed them? How much should they eat? Do I offer food before or after milk? The questions can be endless. Tania has shared some wonderful website resources with me that I'd like to share with you today. Paragraph taken from the Raising Children's Network- Practical Tips for introducing solids Mealtime tips for introducing solids

When you’re first introducing solids, meals and mealtimes can be flexible. Here are some tips to help with early meals:

  • Choose a time of day when you and your baby are calm, relaxed and not in a rush.

  • Wash hands before preparing or serving food. Use clean spoons, bowls and plates – you can wash them with warm soapy water or use the dishwasher.

  • Sit your baby on your knee, in a highchair, or somewhere that they’re safe, supported and supervised.

  • Give your baby a spoon to practise eating with. You might like to feed your baby with one spoon while they play or practise with another spoon.

  • Give your baby pieces of soft food, so baby can learn to feed themselves.

Click the links below to find out more about starting solids.

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