Introducing Solids to Babies after 6 Months – Book Review


Being first time parents can be exciting as the exploration of the unknown begins. A little reading before or during pregnancy is helpful to prepare for whatever that is to happen once the child is born.

Weaning and Coping with Feeding Problems: An Easy to Follow Guide (2009) is a helpful book, especially to first time parents.


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Introducing your baby to solids, and the different stages of weaning, can feel confusing. And, later, getting your toddler to eat well is often a daily struggle. This comprehensive guide offers practical and reassuring advice on:
– When to wean your baby, the ratio of milk to solids, and delicious, simple recipes.
– Why your child might refuse food, and what to do about it.
– Top tips on how to reduce mealtime battles with your toddler and get them to eat a balanced diet.

Whether your child doesn’t eat enough or only wants to eat specific items, this clear and informative guide will make mealtimes a happier, healthier place for everyone.

The contents of the book spans over 60 pages and is grouped into 6 chapters that covers various areas such as – when to introduce solids, how to watch for the signs from a baby when the time comes, what are the items needed at the introduction stage, ideas on how to manage the baby food to kitchen hygiene, the food puree stage (around 6 months of age), finger food stage (7-9 months of age), the last stage (10 – 12 months and beyond), coping with feeding problems, and a few simple baby food recipes to provide a healthy diet for a baby/toddler such as fish pie, leek and potato soup, apple and banana custard.

The content of the book is easily digestible due to its clear, simple, straightforward presentation.

There are many ways to gather information about this topic. Here are some basic information from the web.

The choice of learning materials truly depends on your preference.

Last but not least, do you think it’s practical to have such syllabus in schools for older teens? Do you think they are ready to appreciate such knowledge? What do you think?


1. Naia Edwards, “Weaning and Coping with Feeding Problems: An Easy-to-Follow Guide“, (United Kingdom: Vermillion, 22 January 2009) appreciates the passion, generosity and contribution of others in the world of culinary. Therefore we wish to emphasize that many of the contents seen in our articles are sourced from the world wide web for the purpose of creating awareness only. Kudos to those who put so much effort to produce such wonderful contents. Thank you.

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