1. Stay in a sitting position and hold their head steady
2. Co-ordinate their eyes, hand and mouth so that they can look at the food, pick it up and put it in their mouth all by themselves
3. Swallow food. Babies who are not ready will push their food back out, so they get more round their face than they do in their mouths!
Babies can get all the nutrients they need from breast milk or infant formula until they are around 6 months old.
Talk to a health visitor, nursery nurse or breastfeeding advocate for help and information
Ask about the Oxleas Starting Solids session in your local children’s centres Click here for details
Call or visit to book into the starting solids session