It is best to give your baby homemade food if possible, with no added salt or sugar.

You can store any unused food in the fridge or it can be frozen. Then you can just reheat the amount that you need.

It is also quicker, easier and a lot cheaper than jars.

Baby food in jars or packets can be handy but portion sizes are often too big and much of it has the same texture.  This might stop your baby from liking other foods.  That’s why jars are best left for when you don’t have much time or you’re out and about with your baby.  Even if the label says from four months, the research reviewed by the World Health Organisation shows that your baby is not usually ready for solid foods until around six months.

 

Click here to read the Unicef Start for Life Introducing Solid Foods Leaflet