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Introducing Solids

Introducing your baby to solid foods, sometimes called complementary feeding or weaning, should start when your baby is around 6 months old.

At the beginning, how much your baby eats is less important than getting them used to the idea of eating.

Below are some helpful links and resources for you on this journey.

NHS Starting Solids Guide

The NHS has created a helpful guide for parents which you can view by clicking here

Bedfordshire Community Health Services Information

You can view the local community health service's information on starting solids, including helpful links to other resources by clicking here

NHS Start 4 Life Weaning guide

You can find lots of useful information in easy to access format from the NHS 'Start 4 Life' programme. You can view this by clicking here

Bedford Borough Children's Centres 'Introducing solid foods' workshop

Bedford Borough CHildren's Centres have created dedicated workshops to support you with starting your journey of introducing solid foods to your child. YOu can book on to an upvcoming workshop by clicking here