Parents’ Guide to Starting Solid Foods
Wondering if your baby is ready to start on solid foods? Watch to learn a few key factors that indicate your baby is ready for solids.
Read along with the video below!
Is baby ready for solid foods?
- Able to hold their head up while sitting
- Shows interest in what others are eating
- Opens mouth when food approaches
- Able to move food from a spoon or fork into throat
The AAP recommends starting babies on solid foods around 6 months. Start with thinly pureed fruits and veggies. Wait a few days between trying new baby foods. Then, if baby has an allergic reaction, you’ll know why!
How to make starting solids easier:
- Wait until baby is calm
- Give baby a small amount of break milk or formula before offering their first solid
- Don’t force any kind of food
- In the beginning don’t be surprised if baby gags, it’s part of the learning process
Take a look at our feeding milestones for more information!