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Ready For Weaning &
First Tastes

Are they ready for weaning?

As your baby approaches the 4-6 month age you’ll start to look out for signs that they are ready for first tastes.
Here are 3 key signs to look out for

These 2 signs don’t necessarily mean they are ready.
But remember every baby is different and you know yours best.

As your baby approaches the 4-6 month age you’ll start to look out for signs that they are ready for first tastes.
Here are 3 key signs to look out for

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Good
co-ordination

Your baby should be able to look at food, grab it and put it in their mouth.

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Chewing
motions

Your baby should be able to move food to the back of their mouth and swallow.

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Sitting
upright

Your baby should be able to hold their head upright and maintain a sturdy seated position

These 2 signs don’t necessarily mean they are ready.
But remember every baby is different and you know yours best.

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Wanting more milk/not
sleeping through the night

Wanting more milk or feeding more often is not necessarily a sign your baby is ready for weaning.

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Chewing
fists

Chewing fists or reaching for food is not necessarily a sign that your baby is ready yet.

Balance when weaning

Weaning need not be overwhelming; once you have decided you and your baby are ready it’s about taking a balanced approach in regards to timings, perseverance and food types.

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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