Nutrition in the First Year of life- Week 2 Introduction to solids, kitchen demo

Free 5 Week Video Series on Nutrition in the First Year of life!

Here we are at week 2 already! Today we are doing an introduction, on introduction to solids. There is so much to cover this is just a few ideas to get you started.

Here is a breakdown of main content in case you want to skip to the part you are most interested in.

0- 2.50 minutes : when to start solids

2.50-4.39 minutes: between 6-12 months progressing from first foods to regular family meals fairly quickly. Also introducing concepts of puree and baby led weaning; using baby cues to decide which method works for your family.

4.39 minutes- 5.31 minutes: spoons and mess. The importance of mess in letting baby learn about food

5.31- 6.38 minutes:  gradually introducing foods, where to start

6.38-  7.30: importance of getting in iron rich foods- what are iron rich foods?

7.30- 11.50: gradually introducing foods across the food groups discussion

11.50- 24.49: preparing baby foods kitchen demo


Next week, week 3 we will consider baby led weaning in more detail. Week 4 we will be talking about food allergy, what you need to look out for, where to get help if needed, and how to approach introduction to solids in a bubba who is at high risk of allergy. Finally in week 5 we will discuss common concerns and the role of a paediatric dietitian in addressing these nutritional concerns.

For those of you who missed out, week one was all about feeding the newborn up to around six months of age. Look back at my Facebook page or website if you want to check this out.

Got questions or need help with feeding your little one? Check out our website at, book an appointment at Central Medical Group Wodonga Ph: 02 6024 3233; or enquire about our online sessions via email



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