When should I start weaning?

Dr Sophie Niedermaier

Introducing solids is a wonderful experience for parents and babies alike. Around the age of 6 months, you baby will show you signs of readiness. Having said this, it is important to keep in mind that every baby is unique and has their very own speed of development. Some babies are willing to try new foods earlier. Some others like to take their time.

In general, we know that most babies are developmentally ready to introduce solids around the age of 6 months. Research has also shown us that it is safe to introduce solids somewhat earlier, from 4 months (17 weeks) onwards, as long as little ones show signs of readiness. Some babies might benefit from an earlier introduction of solids, for example babies with reflux

Another aspect to think about is the maturity of the gut. Around the age of 6 months, your little one’s gut will produce all the necessary enzymes to break down new foods. It is also a time where the gut bacteria will start becoming more diverse. Introducing fibre-rich solids will feed good bacteria and nourish a healthy gut. 

All our Little Tummy meals are suitable for babies from 6 months onwards or from the time they start exploring more complex meals. 

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