Baby Led Weaning Online Course
Each baby is different and will be developmentally ready for food at different times. The four signs which together indicate a baby is ready for solid food;
- Your baby can sit up (some support may be needed but baby can sit with a straight back).
- Secondly, your baby can hold their head steady.
- The third sign is when your baby has good hand-mouth coordination – can pick food up and bring it to their mouth.
- Lastly, your baby can swallow food (this one might be more trial and error but their tongue-thrust reflex, which will shove all the food back out, should have disappeared).
These signs will normally occur together at around 6 months – it may be slightly earlier or later.
It is a myth that babies start to wake up more frequently at night or want extra milk feeds when they are ready for solid food – welcome to the 4 months sleep regression! Putting their fists or fingers in their mouth is also a common sign mistaken for a baby being ready for solid food. Find out more by joining our Weaning Your Baby live online course, led by experienced Registered Nutritionist and mum-of -two, Dr Ros Miller.
Babies love sweet tastes. Which is why, traditionally, first foods include purees heavily based on fruit. However, new evidence suggests that starting on single flavour vegetable purees and softly-cooked finger foods (such as broccoli, cauliflower or swede), which are more savoury in flavour compared to fruits, may encourage vegetable-liking in young children. Food preferences are developed at an early age, which is why the period between the start of introducing solid foods (at around 6 months of age) up to 1 year of age is often called the ‘window of opportunity’.
If you wanted to try baby-led weaning then we can help to guide you. We can give you evidence-based information and make suggestions for suitable baby-led weaning foods for each stage.
We have introduced a Weaning Your Baby online live course to provide an education gap between facts and myths and to provide you with all the information you need for baby-led weaning. We also have a blog page that will help provide additional knowledge to those parents wanting to try baby-led weaning.
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