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Birth to five

Your NHS guide to parenting in the early years

Healthy diet: weaning and beyond

This section is full of advice on how to make mealtimes with your child fun and healthy, whether they're a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.

Solids: the first steps

Solids: the next steps

First foods

The food groups explained

Meal ideas

Safety and hygiene

Foods to avoid

Food allergies


Drinks and cups

Vegetarian and vegan kids

Problems with eating

Common questions

Worried your child's overweight?

Use our BMI calculator to work out if your child is overweight, and find out how diet and exercise can help them reach a healthier weight.

Talk to other mums

Discuss weaning on the Mumsnet/NHS Choices forum

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