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Starting Baby on Solid Foods: When and How to Begin

Finally. It’s time to introduce more variety to your child’s diet. Your baby has been eyeing your food and reaching for your plate, making it impossible to eat dinner with a baby on your lap. You’ve been anxiously waiting to place your child in their own high chair and sit back and relax. Okay, perhaps there won’t be a lot of relaxing. Starting baby on solid foods is a brand-new experience for both you and baby. To make the transition a little easier on you, we’ll try to cue you in on the basics of how to begin feeding your baby solids. Signs your Baby is Ready for Solid Foods Baby is 6 months’ or older Your child can hold their head up while seated in a high chair/infant seat Child has good head control Your child opens their mouth when food is offered Baby does not automatically push solids…