An Introduction to Solid Foods - "No Rush To Mush" (3rd Monday of the month in May & June, then moving to the 4th Thursday of the month from July)

Contact: The Children's Centre directly on 01727 260 041 or email
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Suitable for parents of babies aged 3-6 months, in preparation for introducing solid foods at 6 months of age.

From July 2017 the Children's Centre will be running these sessions, on the 4th Thursday of every month, from 1pm to 2.30pm, and you will need to contact us directly on 01727 260 041 to book a place.



Want some more information on introducing your baby to solid foods NOW?

Then click here to visit the NHS website, or the Institute of Health Visitors (iHV) has some great information available here, or there's the Infant & Toddler Forum's website - a one-stop-shop for practical tips and helpful tools, whether cooking everything yourself or using pre-prepared foods.

The Start4Life website also gives some great advice on the 3 signs that your baby is ready for solid foods.

There are also some great booklets available at the Children's Centre; if you want a hard copy then please pop in, otherwise you can download them by clicking on the following links:

For information on Baby-Led Weaning (a way of introducing solid foods that allows babies to feed themselves - there's no spoon feeding and no purées), please visit their website by clicking here or click here to download a leaflet.

Can't make the fourth Thursday?

St Albans West Group of Children's Centres also offer Introduction To Solid Foods workshops once a month, as follows:

2nd Monday of the month at the Principal Health Centre
10am to 11am

1st Thursday of the month at Sopwell & Verulam Children's Centre
1.30pm to 2.30pm


Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

The Alban Way Community Outreach Venue
Samuel Ryder Academy, Drakes Drive, AL1 5AR
  • Monday

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Alban Way Children's Centres @ Marshalswick
Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground, AL4 9QL
  • Thursday