This live interactive online workshop will give you all the information you need to start introducing your baby to solid foods.
NCT Introducing Solid Foods workshop for babies born in October to late-January
- NCT Courses and Covid-19
Covid-19 price promise: If some or all of your course takes place online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a course price discount related to how much of the course is online.
Courses until the end of April 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives.
"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."
We are taking decisions on whether courses from May 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis. We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins.
How we make decisions about the delivery of NCT courses
As the UK’s largest parenting charity and leader in the field of antenatal education, we make informed decisions with full consideration to the current and any (confirmed) future UK government restrictions and official guidance and the most reliable research findings and data regarding pregnancy and Covid-19.
We also consult closely with our colleagues at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM).
It’s our charitable mission to support all parents to have the most positive experiences of pregnancy, birth and the early days, so we will:
- act promptly and transparently, informing you how and why your course will be delivered as early as practically possible.
- always make decisions that offer the best experiences available whilst protecting you, our parents, your babies and our NCT course leaders.
Course Reference #7A-C2153
For parents in and around
Our workshops are longer than your local NHS session, so there's more time to ask questions. We make sure every parent leaves our workshops feeling confident about feeding their baby.
This two-hour online workshop is for a parent (or carer) and baby to get you both to start introducing solid foods. It's suitable for both breast-fed and formula-fed babies.
Delivered over the video call platform Zoom by a friendly and qualified NCT course leader, you'll explore:
- How to recognise the signs that tell you when your baby is ready for solid food.
- Baby-led weaning and spoon-feeding - pros and cons.
- Which foods are best to offer your baby and why, taking into account your family's diet and cultural influences.
- What foods to avoid.
- How much to feed and when to reduce milk feeds.
- Concerns and safety issues such as: ensuring your baby has a healthy and balanced diet, how to recognise allergies, what to do if your baby starts choking, and where to go for more information.
Pricing & offers
The cost of the course is based on where the course leader is based. Make an enquiry and we'll get back to you with more information about this course and its pricing.
We offer generous discounts to families who get certain means-tested benefits or whose household income is less than £28,190 pa.
Make an enquiry
To find out more information or to request a booking on this course, please fill out this enquiry form.
Completing the form will not commit you to booking a place or making any payment. A provisional reservation will be made for you on the course.