30. First foods
Think it might be time to start your child on solids? Wondering whether you should try baby rice or banana first?
Don’t get stressed. This chapter will give you the confidence to make weaning easy – and fun.
When your baby stops getting all his nutrition from milk and starts eating some solid foods, he is considered to be weaned.
It is currently recommended that you do not try to wean your baby until he is around six months (twenty-six weeks) old. At six months your baby should be able to sit up by himself, will have the tongue and mouth co-ordination needed to deal with food, and his digestion should be mature enough to cope with solids. If your baby was born prematurely, you should calculate six months from your baby’s ...