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Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood

Introducing your baby to solid foods

When your baby is around 6 months old, they will be ready for their first solid foods.

Introduce your baby to simple, natural foods first. Have a look at Start for Life's recipes and meal ideas for inspiration.

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Vitamin D

To keep bones and muscles healthy, we need vitamin D. From late March/early April to the end of September, most people make enough vitamin D from sunlight on their skin.

However, between October and early March we should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement because we cannot make enough from sunlight. Some people should take a vitamin D supplement all year round, so find out if this applies to you.

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