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How to progress

Oscar eating baby rice

How quickly you progress depends on when you decide to start weaning. If your baby is 4 months you will go at a slower rate than if your baby is six months. Allow your baby to guide you.

As a rough guide, start with a spoonful once a day for the first week so your baby can get used to it. As he accepts solids you can start to introduce a second spoonful and add less liquid (making the puree less runny). Then introduce solids at a second feed. When your little one is ready, introduce solids at a third feed.

Below is a rough schedule to aim for;

First Feed Milk-feed
Breakfast Cereal/Porridge/Rice with milk
Lunch Vegetable puree
Afternoon Milk-Feed
Dinner Fruit puree
Bedtime Milk-Feed

This first stage of weaning is about your baby learning a new skill and trying new tastes. Breast milk/formula remains the main source of  nutrition so don’t cut out any milk feeds until solids are more established. When your baby is taking a few mouthfuls of solids you can start with the solids first and then top up with milk.

TOP TIP: You can play with the texture. The carrot puree I made was too watery so I added some baby rice to thicken it all up. You can add breastmilk or formula if you want to make the purée runnier. As your baby advances, make the purée thicker.