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      How to begin your weaning journey

      Weaning, or introducing your baby to their first solid foods, can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Although they may not swallow much to begin with, learning to eat from a spoon or with their fingers, and accept new tastes and textures, marks a significant stage in their development. Watch our short weaning guide to see how to start weaning.

      When to wean your baby

      The HSE recommends weaning should start from around six months of age. Before this, your baby's digestive system is still developing, and introducing solids too soon may increase their risk of infections and allergies. From a practical perspective, weaning is easier from around six months, due to your baby's increased level of coordination. 

      Starting solids is a major stage in your baby’s development, and there’s a lot for them to learn. So it is important to let your baby lead the way and wait until they show signs that they are ready for weaning.

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