Babies First Foods (4-6 months)
Starting solids is such fun! It’s a great activity for you as a family, and a wonderful learning experience for young babies. Once you have decided your baby is ready (somewhere between the 4 and 6 month mark, and your Maternal and Child Health Nurse can help you with this), just give it a go.
Rice cereal is a common first food choice, however it certainly isn’t the only (or the most nutritious!) option, and you can skip it of you prefer. Our favourite first foods include mashed avocado, steamed mashed pumpkin and other lovely, smooth wholefoods.
Once you have tried a few of these single food options and ruled out any allergic reactions, you can progress to some simple and delicious combos. Our first baby food recipes below are full of wholesome goodness, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats to support optimum nutrition and development.
Please see our blog post for more info on introducing solids.