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Your weaning essentials checklist

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Download the weaning essentials checklist


Our really handy list has all the essentials you could possibly need. Print it out, stick it on the fridge and cross off items as and when. Download the checklist here.

NHS advice


Want to learn more about weaning? Read NHS guidance on introducing solid foods.

It’s time for weaning! The Government advises you can wean your baby at six months, but every baby is different – some may start earlier and others may take longer. You’ll know when your baby is ready when she can sit up on her own, has developed some hand co-ordination and takes an interest in your food! If you’re not sure what essentials to buy, we’ve put together the only list you’ll need. You can also download it and print it out, ready to tick off items as you get them.

Weaning wonders

Stock up on

  • Baby rice
  • Baby porridge
  • Rusks
  • Mini pasta shells
  • Soft, ripe fruit
  • Vegetables for puréeing
  • Finger foods and dips
  • Healthy snacks

Tesco Loves Baby Club’s tips

  • Make it fun – choose colourful food and don’t worry about mess
  • Think variety and let your tot try lots of fruit and veg
  • Freezing food in batches saves time and money
  • Remember: the old food airplane trick usually works a treat!