• Give lots of smiles – if you’re happy, your baby’s happy!
  • Begin weaning at home, or somewhere they know well
  • Make sure there aren’t too many distractions
  • Let them play with their food and/or spoon
  • Keep trying – it can take 8-10 tries for your baby to like a new flavour



  • Attempt weaning before 17 weeks*
  • Leave your baby alone when feeding
  • Pick a time when your baby’s too tired, too full – or too hungry!
  • Add salt or sugar to foods
  • Offer sweet tastes, like fruit, too early as it’ll make it harder for them to learn to love vegetables

*The Department of Health recommend that weaning starts at around 6 months. If you think your little one is ready earlier, talk to your GP or health visitor.