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As you embark on your weaning adventure, it’s natural to feel a little apprehensive and overwhelmed. That’s why we’ve gathered all the information you need to know about feeding your baby in one helpful weaning hub! This is your go-to guide to baby’s food in the first year. We’ll take you through every stage of your baby’s weaning journey step-by-step.

Whether you’re looking for advice, handy tips, recipes or product recommendations to make life that little bit easier, we’ve got it covered. With 100’s of recipes, from first tastes through to baby’s first year, you won’t be short on ideas for feeding your baby.

Scroll through Annabel’s top baby food advice articles and commonly asked questions. And, if you’re concerned about baby weaning and food allergies, drop into our dedicated allergy section.

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Weaning recipes from first tastes to first year

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100’s of nutritious recipes for baby

These easy to follow, nutritious baby food recipes are packed with goodness for your growing baby.

Whether it’s first taste purees and finger foods, baby breakfast ideas, recipes to introduce texture, healthy snacks or allergen free ideas, you’ll love experimenting with your baby.

Baby breakfast recipes

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Introducing more texture

Top baby-led weaning recipes

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Baby Food Advice & Tips

We have all the baby food advice and articles you need on how to care for your little one;  the practicalities of how to get started, whether to opt for baby-led or spoon-led, understanding your baby’s nutritional needs, coping with feeding challenges, tackling textures, understanding allergies, and more.

There is a lot of weaning guidance available for babies born on or around their due date (from week 37 of pregnancy onwards),...

It’s a good idea to progress from purees after a short while, not just because life has more to offer than things that can be...

If you’re looking to explore baby-led weaning, you’ve come to the right place. With more than 25 years expertise in feeding b...

Some mums feel sad that weaning signals the end of the teeny tiny baby stage, but weaning offers a real opportunity to bond –...

Getting the right portion size is a worry for a lot of parents. Simply Google the term and you will see forums filled with qu...

You've just perfected milk feeds (you can literally do them with your eyes closed!) but now it's all change once again as you...

From the very start of weaning your baby will need a number of all-important essential nutrients to support their mental and...

The best iron-rich food source is red meat, in fact, meat should be one of your babies first foods. Other good sources of iro...

Baby-led weaning has never been more popular, yet, as a new parent, you wonder if self-feeding over spoon-fed weaning is the...

Baby-led weaning provides a window of opportunity to introduce your baby to a variety of tastes and textures. But there are s...

Once your baby has got to grips with those first finger foods when baby-led weaning, it’s important to continue to introduce...

If you’re looking to incorporate baby-led weaning into your baby’s routine, Annabel Karmel shares baby led weaning tips based...

Finger foods are a fun way to encourage co-ordination and develop the skills necessary to bite, chew and self-feed. Finger fo...

Milk You may be moo-ving into the grown-up world of real food but milk still has an important role for the remainder of the f...

Advice on food allergies for babies

From nuts to wheat, dairy to eggs, we have all your allergy concerns and questions covered. Access practical information, easy to follow guidance, and all the latest advice brought to you by resident experts Professor Adam Fox and Allergy UK. Read up on the most common food allergens, spotting allergy symptoms in your baby and child and understanding the difference between allergy and intolerance.

Lactose intolerance is when the digestive enzyme lactase is missing and so the carbohydrate or sugar in milk called lactose c...

Apprehensive about breastfeeding and food allergies? Can breastfeeding your baby help stop allergies in their tracks? Consult...

Infants and children usually experience cow’s milk allergy (CMA) symptoms in their first few months as cow’s milk and dairy c...

Many parents want to know is eczema linked to food allergies? Eczema, also known as ‘atopic eczema’ or ‘atopic dermatitis’...

If your family has a history of allergies, it’s understandable to be concerned that you might have passed on these same aller...

Finding support for your child or for yourself can be quite challenging but there is support out there for the allergic commu...

Consultant Paediatric Allergist Professor Adam Fox explains all there is to know about food allergies. Childhood food allergi...

It can be difficult to spot food allergy symptoms and different parts of the body can be affected by a variety of allergens....

There are 14 major allergens which must be clearly mentioned on food labels or on information such as restaurant menus when t...

Entering into the wonderful world of weaning can be daunting at the best of times, let alone when you’re also worried about y...

Most children will outgrow an egg allergy which explains why egg allergy is much more common in young children than in adults...