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Weaning Babies - From Momma's Milk To Solid Foods

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At some point, your child will need to be introduced to solid foods. More often than not, this occurs around the six-month mark, but some babies may stick with their momma’s milk for longer. Not sure if your child is ready? Look out for these signals.


  • They can sit up and hold their head on their own without any support.
  • They develop hand-eye coordination and can look at and pick up food all on their own. They should also be able to put the food in their mouth without any help from anyone else.
  • They swallow their food. Babies who aren’t at this stage will get a lot of food around their mouth, as they will push it out with their tongue.


If your baby has been showing the above signs, then it is time to wean them off milk and onto solid food. Here are some tips that can help you make this transition easier for them.


Set Up A Routine


It is very important to now set up a mealtime routine for your baby. For instance, always make sure that their highchair is ready for them before you sit them in it to feed them. It’s also a good idea to get the baby’s food ready before you bring them to the table. Otherwise, they could end up bored and could start to get fidgety or even start crying.


Always Choose The Best


Now that they are eating more than just milk, you need to be careful that you are always buying them the best quality food and ingredients that are packed full of nutrients. You might even prefer to only feed your baby organic food. If you are wondering what's the best organic baby food, you will find lots of advice online in Internet forums and on review websites. Babies are just like us and will need plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet, so try and aim for at least five portions a day.


Eat Together


By eating together at the same table, you are showing your child that mealtimes are social and fun. You will also be setting a very good example of the things that they should be eating. So make sure that your plate is always filled with healthy food, and that you are visibly enjoying it. Encourage your child to take a taste of whatever is on your plate, as it will encourage them to enjoy their food and will prevent them from becoming fussy eaters.


Two Courses


You should offer your baby two courses - a savory one followed by a sweet dessert. Make sure that they know that they won’t get the sweet course if they do not eat all their main. This can be a great way of getting your child to clear their plate and eat all their veggies! It also helps them get a lot of variety in their diet.

Weaning shouldn’t be too difficult. But if you and your baby do struggle, you can always speak to your family doctor about it.

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