Introducing solid foods is an exciting milestone for infants, however, there are a lot of key considerations for caregivers. Through reviewing recent literature and my practical experience as a pediatric dietitian I have developed a resource to support caregivers throughout this exciting process. This is a 9-page, comprehensive yet simple guide that includes everything caregivers need to know when starting solids with their little ones. An essential resource for dietitians who specialize in infant nutrition.

This printer-friendly guide covers: 

  • The purpose of introducing solids
  • When to introduce solids (developmental signs of readiness)
  • How to introduce solids (both baby-led and traditional weaning reviewed)
  • What solid foods to introduce (including examples)
  • How to build a balanced plate for baby
  • How to introduce allergens
  • What fluids to offer
  • An introduction to the division of responsibility and responsive feeding

Terms and Conditions

This document is to be used as a tool in nutrition counselling or nutrition groups. The content is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Users are encouraged to advise their client to always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner for questions about their health or nutritional requirements. The author is not responsible for errors, omissions or individual usage. All materials are protected under copyright and are only intended for use by the sole individual or entity who purchased the resource.

License: You may not share, sell or distribute these files to others. Printed files are permitted for use with clients in individual or group sessions only.  By purchasing and using this file, you agree to include copyright information on all pages. You may not remove copyright information.

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  • Great resource

    This was exactly what I was looking for – updated guidelines for new moms. The moms I have shared it with have all given positive feedback, including “Not TOO overwhelming”. Appreciated the inclusion of new guidelines for introducing common allergens.

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