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Ready For Weaning &
First Tastes

Wondering if it’s time for weaning?

Around the 4-6 month mark, baby is going to start dropping hints that it’s time for trying some new things. Some signs are obvious, but others can be deceiving. Here are three clues it’s time:

Don’t be fooled… here are two things you might think indicate weaning time that actually don’t:

Around the 4-6 month mark, baby is going to start dropping hints that it’s time for trying some new things. Some signs are obvious, but others can be deceiving. Here are three clues it’s time:

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Co-ordination Mastery

Grabbing at food and putting it in their mouth? Yep, that’s a ready for weaning sign. Just grabbing? Hold the fort a little; they’re not quite there yet.

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Chewing
motions

Putting food in their mouth is one thing, but moving it around in their mouth and swallowing, well — that’s another skill in itself! Chewing motions will develop naturally, just keep looking out for them.

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Sitting
upright

This is absolutely crucial for weaning. Look out for baby holding their head upright and being able to stay in a seated position by themselves.

Don’t be fooled… here are two things you might think indicate weaning time that actually don’t:

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Wanting more milk/not
sleeping through the night

Feeling hungrier than usual isn’t necessarily a call for weaning. It could just be a sign of a growth spurt, and believe us, babies have lots of those

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Chewing
fists

Putting anything in their mouth, even their own fists, may look like a sign of hunger but it isn’t: a – that’s how babies familiarise themselves with new things; b – fingers and fists in the mouth is also comforting

Finding balance in weaning

It’s time. You’re ready and baby’s ready. You’ll need time, sticking power, a cupboard full of foods and flavours, and a hungry baby. Balance? That will follow.

Taste adventures with first foods

There’s no one best food to start with when weaning, but simply prepared vegetables and fruits make great options. Here are some suggestions for first foods, along with what to avoid.

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