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Introducing family foods (6 months+)

When your baby is around six months old you can start to introduce family foods.

Find out how to attend a virtual introducing family foods workshop by speaking to your health visitor or contacting the Advice Line on 01883 340 922.

Ten top tips for introducing solid and family foods.

Introducing family foods is a really important step in your baby’s development and it can be great fun to explore new flavours and textures together.

For more information talk to your Health Visiting team and book onto an 'Introducing Family Food‘ group run by our Community Nursery Nurses.

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Video guide about family foods

Watch this video for a guide on starting your baby on solid and family foods:


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For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) 

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Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS

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