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Baby play and solids information

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Baby play and solids

This bite-sized selection of videos will inspire you to enjoy your baby’s awake time. You’ll learn the basics of baby massage, including how to relive colic and what oils to use. Understand your baby’s incredible brain development as you explore basic baby play through our baby sensory guides.

And when you baby is ready, our videos will help reduce your stress about starting solid food. Dietician Chelsea will explain the basic of solids, including when and how to begin.

Stop the overwhelm in its tracks.

Baby massage basics

Bec will help demonstrate baby massage and what to use for this.

This great video explains loving touch and how to connect with your baby

Baby Play

This great video helps explain baby play and sensory learning. Some great at home techniques are discussed and demonstrated. Baby sensory as a great class is also explained.

Dr Chelsea

This great video helps explain the world of solids, when to start, what to use and what foods to start with. A great starting video for a new parent to solids

Expert advice

By now you’ve probably heard all sort of well-meaning advice from all sorts of well-meaning people. And you’re wondering whose opinion to listen to. Learn about baby play and solids from the experts. You won’t find magical cures, but you will find honest, practical guidance you can apply straight away.

Family support

Our advice goes beyond help for you as a new mum. We know that your partner plays a vital role in parenting a newborn. We give them specific information to help them help you.

Self-paced videos

Find out about introducing solids and playing with your baby. Tune into to our expert video at a time that suits you. Because we know newborns can be unpredictable.

How it works

The Baby Manual is an e-learning course with all the information you need about baby play and solid. Our expert advice will help support you nurture and engage with your baby.


Our experts deliver professional advice in video format, so you can learn what you need to know, when you need to know it.


Check out our other step-by step guides related to infant and post-partum care, from feeding, to sleeping to milk supply.

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