Your baby 4 - 6 months

Time for new tastes!

By six months, your baby will have roughly doubled their birth weight and you’ll soon be starting to think about moving from an all milk diet to solid foods – hard to believe how fast they’ve grown isn’t it? Weaning is a big change for them and for you too, but we’re here to help you understand how to spot the signs that your baby is ready and learn how to start weaning. You can also get a copy of our free five step weaning plan so you can see exactly what balance of foods your little one needs to grow into a confident and adventurous baby. We’re always at the end of the phone too if you want to chat through any weaning questions.

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Weaning

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At some point, milk alone won’t be enough to satisfy your baby's developing nutritional needs.  That’s when it’s time to start thinking about weaning your baby, beginning to introduce a variety of the foods which will provide...

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Weaning equipment and preparation

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Weaning your baby can be a challenge – an exciting, messy challenge! Although you can’t do much about spaghetti on the walls or peas on the carpet, you can make things much easier for yourself by having the right weaning equipment to...

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Feeding problems and allergies

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Whilst reflux is very common in babies, up to 20% have symptomatic reflux often involving the regular bringing up of feeds (regurgitation or posseting). Check with your doctor if you're concerned. Most babies grow out of reflux by a year. If you'd...

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All babies are different and whilst most need night feeds when they are very little due to their small stomach capacity, some will continue needing them for longer. There’s no hard and fast rule – just go with your instincts and do what...

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Your baby's health

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Just like adults, different babies have different pain thresholds. So when it comes to teething, some babies suffer a bit more than others. Thankfully as you’ll see, there are some things you can do to help relieve your baby’s discomfort...

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The good news is that by the end of the first year, most babies will sleep 10–12 hours a night. To encourage this to happen it’s a good idea to get your baby into a good sleeping routine from about 6 to 8 weeks of age. There are plenty...

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With all the ‘scares’ in the news over the past few years, it’s quite natural for mums to worry about immunisation. But protecting your baby from diseases is one of the most important things you can do for them - the worst side...

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I wanted to find information about weaning, as I'm a first-time mum. After speaking to an advisor I felt much more happy and confident. I'll certainly use the Careline again when I need help and advice.
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