A better Medway

Introducing solids to babies

Little Food Explorers postponed

Following the latest government guidance, we have decided to suspend our Little Food Explorers group. We look forward to resuming this service soon and we will keep you updated on this page.

We are running online sessions on introducing your baby to solids and other early year nutrition advice on the A Better Medway Facebook page.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

During lockdown we are running weekly online sessions about introducing solids on the Better Medway facebook page. Tune in on a Wednesday at 2pm.

In line with government advice we have decided to suspend our Little Explorers group until further notice.

We look forward to being able to resume this service and will keep you updated.

Check the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.

Introducing solids to babies

Introducing your baby to solid foods is sometimes called weaning, and should start when your baby is around 6 months old.

Before then breast milk or infant formula provides all the energy and nutrients your baby needs.

Little Food Explorers supports you as you introduce your baby to solid foods with delicious recipes and dishes you can try together.

Our fun and social groups are especially for the parents and carers of babies aged up to one year.

Groups run during term time, every 8 weeks at:

  • Chatham Children and Family Hub              
  • Gun Lane Wellbeing Centre
  • Saxon Way Wellbeing Centre                       
  • Woodlands Children and Family Hub           
  • Wayfield Children and Family Hub              
  • Cuxton Library                                               
  • Riverside Wellbeing Centre                          
  • Lordswood Wellbeing Centre
  • Twydall Wellbeing Centre                            
  • Deanwood Wellbeing Centre
  • Hoo Wellbeing Centre                                               
  • Burnt Oak Outreach Centre               
  • Oaklands Wellbeing Centre                           
  • Delce Wellbeing Centre

To book your place contact us on 01634 333 741 or email change4life@medway.gov.uk.

You can find out more about when and how to wean your baby on the NHS website.

If you’d like to speak to someone about starting your baby on solids you can also get in touch with your Health Visitor or Children and Family Hub.