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First foods

Easy weaning recipes

Our weekly family meal planners take you and your baby through the first ten weeks of weaning.

Recipes and shopping lists

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Baby-led weaning

How can I prepare for baby-led weaning?

Find out how you can prepare for baby-led weaning, from getting the right equipment to being ready to deal with the inevitable mess!

Is it OK to mix spoon-feeding with baby-led weaning?

Are there any risks with baby-led weaning?

What equipment do I need for baby-led weaning?

What foods should I avoid with baby-led weaning?

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Healthy eating habits

Five best foods for babies

Wondering what to feed your baby? Discover the five top foods to make sure she's getting all the nutrients she needs.

Eating as a family

First foods: fruit vs vegetables

How can I get my baby to try new foods?

How should I wean my breastfed baby on to first foods?

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Before you begin solid foods

Preparing first foods

Waiting until six months to introduce your baby to solid food protects his health. Find out why.

Should we give our hungry eight-week-old baby solids?

Solids by age: birth to six months

Can I give my baby solid food at four months?

Solids: what to buy

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Weaning your baby onto first foods

How should I introduce solids?

Your baby might need time to get used to new flavours. Try our suggestions for first purees and baby cereals and find out the best time to introduce them.

Solids by age: at six months

How much milk does my six-month-old baby need?

How to prepare baby food safely

Baby-led weaning

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Feeding your baby well

Which foods to introduce when

Some families prefer baby-led weaning, whereas others find their babies are happier with spoon-fed purées. We explain which foods are best to give your baby over the coming months.

Solids by age: seven to nine months

Solids by age: nine to 12 months

Are organic foods better for my baby?

How can I get my baby interested in solid food?

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Weaning problems and solutions

Should I wean my baby using purees?

See our dietitian's advice on the pros and cons of starting with smooth purees vs more textured first foods.

Is it true that alcohol is cooked off in food?

Why has my baby gone off solid food?

Why won't my baby eat lumpy food?

Should I feed my baby food first and milk after?

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Weaning plan: weekly meal planners for you and your baby

Mum and baby recipes: week one

We've created 10 meal planners with easy-to-prepare meals that you and your baby can share. Start here with recipes for the first week.

Mum and baby recipes: week two

Mum and baby recipes: week three

Mum and baby recipes: week four

Mum and baby recipes: week five

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Baby food safety

Is it safe to give my baby honey?

Honey can cause food poisoning in babies. Our dietician explains at what age it is safe to give your baby honey and suggests alternatives for adding flavour to your baby's food.

Food allergies in babies

What's the difference between milk allergy and milk intolerance?

Should I avoid gluten in my baby's first foods?

Can I put salt in my baby's food?

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Baby recipes

Baby food recipes for the whole family from nine months

Looking for great recipes for the whole family to enjoy? We have tasty meat, fish and vegetable dishes that will encourage your baby to love mealtimes.

Baby food recipes for weaning: starting on solids

Baby food recipes from six months

Baby food recipes from seven to 12 months

Baby food recipes: puddings from six months

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Milk, water and other drinks

Should I give my baby fruit and vegetable juice? How much?

Now your baby is trying solid foods, you might be considering giving her fruit or vegetable juices. Our dietician explains how much juice to give, how often and which drinks to avoid.

When should I give my baby cow's milk as her main drink?

Can I give my baby herbal teas to soothe an upset tummy?

Does my formula-fed baby need extra water?

Should I give my baby growing-up milk?

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