When to start solids?

Signs baby is ready:

  • Baby has good neck control when sitting supported.
  • The tongue thrust reflex - when the tongue pushes forward - has disappeared. This means they are capable of moving the food on their tongue backwards in the mouth to aid in swallowing.
  • Baby is interested in watching others eating and mimicking mouth movements.

  • Teething has begun.
  • Breast feeds or bottle volumes are increasing.