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What is appropriate age to begin weaning?

Latest national guidelines (FSAI, 2012) recommend the introduction of solid foods at about 6 months of age (24 weeks) but not before 17 weeks and not to be delayed beyond 6 months.
 
Look out for signs that indicate your baby is ready to accept solids such as waking up at night when before they slept through the night, sucking on their fists, and watching and taking an interest in what you and other family member are eating.
 

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Best foods to begin weaning with
Can my 6 month old have fish?
Recommended age to start weaning
Fibre is important in your baby's diet but should only be present in small amounts as it can prevent the absorbtion of important minerals.
Fat is a vital source of energy for your growing baby.
Gluten is contained in foods such as wheat, rye, barley, and oats which are alll good sources of iron and fibre.
Honey should never be given to a baby under 12 months due to the risk of botulism poisoning.
There are lots of wonderful first foods for your baby to try including puréed vegetables, fruit, and baby cereals. 
There are lots of great ways to easily prepare and cook food for your baby.
A good breakfast is vital to ensure your baby is getting the best start to the day. 

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