Starting solids means gradually introducing a variety of foods to your baby alongside breast milk or infant formula until they are eating the same healthy foods as the rest of the family. Sometimes this is called weaning, introducing solids or complementary feeding.
Our Starting Solids Show videos provide information for parents and carers. These videos include guidance from one of our Community Dietitians, Rachel, on everything you need to know about introducing solids to your baby and the new vitamin D product. There is lots of other important information about food for your baby from our community chef, Sandra and more from Fiona, one of our Health Improvement Practitioners, about your baby’s first teeth.
Starting Solids Show – Getting Started (Part 1)
Starting Solids Show – Practical Tips (Part 2)
Starting Solids Show – All About Textures and Suitable Drinks for Your Baby (Part 3)
Starting Solids Show – More Healthy Meals & Snacks and a Note on Food Safety (Part 4)
First Teeth (Oral Health)
If your child’s first teeth have not come through yet, it is still important to start them on the path to good oral health. In her video, Fiona, one of our Health Improvement Practitioners gives some tips and advice on how to do this.
Starting Solids Show – First Teeth (Oral Health)
You can also find out more information including teething, caring for your baby’s first teeth and healthy snack ideas on the Childsmile website.
Starting Solids Show: Cookalong Videos
Our community chef, Sandra, gives lots of helpful information about introducing solids, whilst showing you how to make a range of quick, tasty and healthy meals for your baby and the rest of the family as well as additional money saving tips.