Common questions and helpful hints for the first year of feeding.

Introducing Solids

You have mastered breastfeeing and your baby is growing well. But how do you know when your baby is ready for a taste of real food? What do you introduce first? And how do you prevent your baby from choking or developing an allergy?

Our Infant Feeding section will take you through all you need to know about feeding your baby solids in the first year.

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6 to 9 months

Breast milk or formula fulfills all your baby's nutritional requirements until they are 6 months old. After 6 months of age, you will need to introduce additional foods to meet your baby’s growing nutritional needs. This is an exciting step in your baby's development - stock up on bibs!

9 to 12 months

Now that your baby has mastered cereal and pureed food, you can safely progress to softer foods and finger foods. Allow your baby to feed themselves as much as possible - they love to explore the different types and textures of food. Include your baby at the table during family meal time, they will become interested in food if they see others eating.