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4 month old baby - Nutrition & Health

 

 

Everybody will have an opinion on when is the right time to start your little one on solids, including the media who frequently weigh into the debate with 'new research findings' which can confuse things even more.  

Nobody understands your baby as well as you do, so use your parents' intuition to help guide you and work out if your baby is ready for solids.  This section provides helpful tips to help you along the way.

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Eating solids is a brand new experience for your baby, so be patient - you can expect messy mishaps in the beginning. Don't worry about going gourmet at this stage - your baby has four to five times the tastebuds that you do, so even bland food will have a distinct taste for them. You don’t need to add salt, sugar or other condiments to their food.

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