Ngā Kai Tuatahi mā Pēpi | Baby’s first foods

Ngā kai research shows there is value in responsive feeding and responsive parenting, which is following the baby’s cues and when they are ready to start eating kai rather than a specific age to start them on solid kai. Responsive feeding practices have benefits for babies and their nutritional wellbeing.

These resources provide culturally safe information and advice.

Parents Resource

These resources support parents to safely practice responsive feeding.

Health Professional Resource

These resources are aimed at health professionals who work with whānau Māori so they can support them to feed their baby the kai they want to, in a way they want to.

These resources were developed with the support of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga and Toi Tangata.