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Starting Solids - weaning your baby

Is your baby around 12 weeks old? If so then you can expect to receive an invitation soon, from you Health Visitor, to your local Starting Solids Session.

Starting Solids Sessions help make weaning fun for you and your baby. Look out for your invite or ask your Health Visitor for further information.

We offer lots of sessions across the city with tips and advice on;


  • Preparing to start offering your baby first foods at 6 months old
  • How to prepare healthy food your baby will love
  • Looking after babies’ teeth
  • Encouraging your baby’s language development
  • Along with: free financial advice and energy checks from dedicated Money Matters staff (also see )
  • Loads more


A variety of NHS Health Professionals and our colleagues from local organisations come along to provide you with any information and advice you may need, and it’s a great chance to meet and chat with other parents and carers also. We have a community chef who provides a live demonstration to show you how easy it is to prepare healthy first foods for your baby that are kind on your wallet too.

Mums, Dads, carers, Grannies and Granda’s (and of course, babies!) are all welcome.

The Starting Solids sessions are throughout Glasgow City, at the venues and dates as listed in the Links on this page. Your Health Visitor will invite you to attend when your baby is around 12 weeks old, but attending any time before 6 months is fine and you are able to attend as many sessions as you would like, in any location/venue which is best for you. 


Carry on reading for information about starting your baby on solid foods.......

In the first six months: Babies can get all the fluid and nutrients they need from breastmilk or from infant formula. There is no need to introduce any other foods before this time.

When is my baby ready? Every baby is different but the evidence tells us that babies aged around 6 months old, who show signs of developmental readiness, are ready to begin introducing solid foods alongside breastmilk or infant formula. The signs of developmental readiness are described below:

  • Your baby is able to stay in a sitting position and hold their head steady
  • Your baby can co-ordinate their eyes, hand and mouth so that they can look at the food, pick it up and put it in their mouth all by themselves
  • Your baby is able to swallow food. Babies who are not ready will generally push food back out of their mouth, although this is not possible for baby to do with some pureed food
  • Come along to a Starting Solids session to find out more!



2019 Starting Solids Sessions by Area

please note that all sessions start promptly and are not drop in


South Glasgow Starting Solids Sessions

(1 hour duration) 

Govanhill - Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street, Glasgow G42 7AT

Tue 6th Aug - 10am

Tue 19th Nov -10am

Castlemilk - Community Centre, 121 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow G45 9UG

Fri 23rd Aug -  1pm

Fri 8th Nov - 1pm

Gorbals - St Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Glasgow G5 0SE

Mon 29th July - 10am

Mon 25th Nov - 10am

Pollokshields - Community Centre, 15 Kenmure Street, Glasgow, G41 2NT


2 sessions per date; starting  10am &  2.15pm

Mon 19th Aug

Mon 9th Dec

Carnwardric - Parish Church, 556 Boydstone Road, Glasgow, G46 8HP

Wed 28th Aug - 10am

Wed 27th Nov -10am

Pollok - Peat Road Hall, 160 Peat Road, Pollok Glasgow, G53 6DE

 Wed 24th July - 10am

Wed 30th Oct - 10am

Govan - Riverside Halls, 29 - 31 Clydebrae Street, Glasgow, G51 2AJ

Wed 25th Sept - 10am

Wed 4th Dec - 10am

North West Glasgow Starting Solids Sessions (mostly 2 hour duration)

Anderston/Woodside - St Silas Church 69 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JE

Tue 10th Sept - 10am

Tue 12th Nov - 10am


Maryhill Health Centre -multi-purpose room 51 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8BZ  

 Tue 15th Oct - 10am

Drumchapel Community Centre - 302 Kinfauns Drive, Drumchapel G15 7HA  

Mon 19th Aug - 1pm

Mon 21st Oct - 1pm

Mon 16th Dec - 1pm

Possilpark Library - 127 Allander St, Glasgow G22 5JJ

 Thur 15th Aug - 10am

Thur 21st Nov - 10am

Heart of Scotstoun - 64 Balmoral Street, G14 0BL

Mon 16th Sept - 10am 

Mon 18th Nov - 10am 

  North East Glasgow Starting Solids Sessions

Easterhouse Health Centre, 9 Auchinlea Rd, Glasgow G34 9HQ

Thur 26th Sept- 1.30pm

Thur 28th Nov - 1.30pm

Reidvale Community Centre, 13 Whitevale St, Glasgow G31 1QW

Mon 4th Nov - 1.30pm


St.Andrews Church Hall, 2 Bredisholm Rd, Baillieston, Glasgow G69 7HL 

Mon 19th Aug - 1.30pm

Mon 18th Nov - 1.30pm


Springburn Parish Church, 180 Springburn Way, Glasgow G21 1TU

Thur 15th  Aug - 1pm

Thur 10th Oct - 1pm

Thur 5th Dec - 1pm

Parkhead Congregational Church, 77 Westmuir St, Glasgow G31 5EW

Mon 9th Sept - 11.30am

Mon 9th Dec - 11.30am

Eastbank Training & Conference Centre, 22 Academy St, Glasgow G32 9AA

Wed 27th Nov- 10.30am