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Weaning and feeding development advice

Good mealtimes – Suggestions to help mealtimes go smoothly

Weaning and complementary feeding leaflet – a joint leaflet from our the dietitian and speech and language teams about the transition to offering solids to your child

Smooth textures to lumpy textures – Advice sheet with tips for moving from smooth textures to lumpy textures

Learning to chew – Advice sheet with tips for helping your child learn to chew

More difficult textures –  Advice for helping your child to move to more difficult textures

Cup drinking advice – Advice to help your child practise the skills of drinking from a cup

Drooling and saliva control – Advice sheet with strategies for supporting drooling and saliva control

Children who eat or drink too fast or overfill their mouth – Advice to help children eat more safely

Pre feeding skills; helping children with touch on the face – Advice for supporting children who do not want to have things near their face and mouth

Mouth care advice – Ways to look after your child’s mouth and teeth

Children with restricted diets – Advice for supporting children who have restricted diets

Food play advice – Advice for supporting children who find touching, tasting and smelling food difficult

Advice for gagging and choking – Advice sheet explaining gagging and choking

Thickening drinks – Advice sheet for supporting children who need thicker drinks

Tongue tie – Advice if you think a child has a tongue tie

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