February 27, 2020

Start4Life support parents to introduce solid foods to their baby

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a Start4Life ‘Introducing Solid Foods’ campaign offering parents support and advice on introducing solid foods to their baby, during what can be a confusing time.


The ‘weaning hub’ on the Start4Life website is here to help parents during their weaning journey. Packed with NHS-approved advice and tips, plus simple, healthy recipes, it puts everything parents need to know in one place.


Official advice is that most babies should not start solid foods until they are around six months old. The last UK Infant Feeding Survey showed that three-quarters of parents had introduced solid foods by the time their baby was five months old.[1]


For expert advice and support on making healthy weaning easy, go to:



[1] Diet and nutrition survey of infants and young children (DNSIYC), 2011 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/diet-and-nutrition-survey-of-infants-and-young-children-2011