Starting Solid Foods
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies begin a solid food regimen around 6 months old. But here are a few more tell-tale signs that your little one is ready for a solid-food adventure!
• He no longer pushes food out of his mouth with his tongue; he has learned to swallow.
• He seems genuinely interested in foods and might even open his mouth for a taste of what parents are eating.
• He can sit up well on his own, without support.
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- Should I start my baby on vegetables, fruits, or cereal?
- Should I add water or other liquid to my baby’s food to thin them out?
- Should I add cereal to my baby’s bottle?
- When is my baby ready for solid food?
- We are raising our baby to be a vegetarian. What proteins are acceptable alternatives to meat?
- If breastfeeding, should I nurse or feed solids to my baby first?
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