Is your baby ready to try solid food?
By now, most of us are well aware that there is nothing quite like mother’s milk for baby’s nutritional well-being. But sooner or later, your baby will want and need some solid food. However, just when you introduce pablum and pureed foods may vary slightly explains Emma Waverman, co-author of Whining & Dining.
The recommendation for a baby to start solids is around 6 months and that’s a very good general rule. You may find that your baby may be ready a little bit earlier especially if they have older siblings and are showing signs of readiness. These signs include watching you intently when you eat like a hungry alligator, pretending to chew or chewing along with you while you chew, reaching for food. Also if they are big babies then you may consider staring earlier at maybe 5 or 5 and a half months. Your pediatrician will probably help you make that decision.
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