When to start weaning
Sitting up independently
Can they sit easily in a highchair with their back supported?
Holding head upright
Can they hold their head steady and move it from side to side?
Coordinating hands, eyes and mouth
Can they grasp objects, like teethers, and put them into their mouth?
Interested in your food
Do they avidly watch you eat, or try to take food from your plate?
Able to swallow food
Babies who aren’t yet ready to wean will push their food back out.
Still hungry after a milk feed
This could be a sign – or they might be growing.
Is it just a growth spurt?
Your baby should be showing most of these signs before you start to introduce solid foods. Increased appetite alone doesn’t necessarily mean your baby is ready.
Learn more about the signs of weaning.
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