There are usually 3 signs that your baby is ready to move on and try solid food. But don’t worry if it takes your little learner longer it’s important to trust your instincts and tune into your little one as they’ll let you know when they are ready!


  1. Coordinate their eyes, hands and mouth
  2. Can stay in a sitting position, holding their head steady
  3. Swallow food (rather than spit it back out)


Solid food will feel strange at first, start slowly and simply with one small teaspoon and try including our finger foods. Do this each day until your baby is looking for more.

Over the next couple of weeks gradually increase the amount you are giving, whilst continuing with milk feeds and slowly introducing new flavours.

After two or three weeks try a second ‘meal’ in the day, followed by a third. We have lots of recipes you can try along with ideas on introducing new tastes and textures.