weaning your baby
they'll soon want to
what to give your baby
• the amount your baby eats will vary. Always let your baby
decide how much to eat.
• s/he may begin with about two teaspoons once a day but as
their feeding skills develop babies begin to eat more food and
need to drink less milk. By a year, they should be eating minced
and chopped family foods and you can cut out all bottles of milk
offer finger foods right from the beginning of weaning so that
your baby can play with food and start to lean how to self
feed. Start with soft finger foods like sticks of cooked vegetables,
cooked pasta pieces, toast fingers or pieces of soft ripe fruit.
When they begin eating minced and chopped food from about
9-12 months you can give harder finger foods e.g. raw vegetable
sticks and apple slices.
up to 6 months, most babies won't need vitamin supplements.
After this, breastfed babies should have baby vitamin drops
containing vitamins A and D. Non-breastfed babies who drink
less than a pint of formula a day should also be given drops.
give a mixture of foods so your baby gets all the nutrients they
aim for five a day
- meat, fish, eggs and pulses
- starchy foods like potato, rice, pasta and breakfast cereals
- fruit and vegetables
- cheese and yogurt
• used in moderation, jars aren't a bad thing-they're convenient,
and made without additives and salt. But jar food tends to be
smoother and some babies find it hard to move onto lumpier
food. And it's better for your baby to leam to like your family foods
that are made with fresh meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruit.
if your baby has a vegetarian diet, include starchy beans, peas,
lentils, dahl, tofu and eggs for protein and iron.
overcoming common problems
if your baby doesn't want to eat lumpy food, try increasing the
lumpiness very gradually, moving from puréeing to thicker and
thicker mash and then onto mash with soft lumps. Offering finger
foods can help a lump-phobic baby to try new textures.
if your baby doesn't seem to like vegetables, s/he just needs
longer to learn to like that taste. Just keep offering them.
Naturally sweet vegetables (e.g. sweet potatoes, yams, carrots
and parsnips) are often more popular choices.
• babies learn by copying so eat the foods you want your baby
to learn to like. After about 12 months it takes much longer to
learn to like new tastes- sometimes you have to offer a new
food about 15 times before your child will try it. Always offer new
foods with a positive expression/or in a positive way- it really
helps. But don't get into a battle about it-mealtimes should
ideally be fun for you and your baby
if your older baby doesn't want to eat much, it may be that s/he
is drinking too much milk or diluted juice. This can lead to iron
deficiency, so try to moderate how much of these your child drinks
mash food at first
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