SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

Say YES to your FREE SUBSCRIPTION today! Simply fill in the form below and click "Subscribe". You'll receive American Baby® magazine ABSOLUTELY FREE! (U.S. requests only)

Email:

First Name:

Last Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Mother's Birth State: 
Is this your first child?
Yes
No
Due date or child's birthdate:
Your first FREE issue of American Baby® Magazine packed with great tips and expert advice will arrive within 4 to 6 weeks. In the meantime, your e-mail address is required to access your account and member benefits online, but rest assured that we will not share your e-mail address with anyone. Free subscription is subject to publisher's qualifications. Publisher bases number of issues served on birth and due dates provided. Click here to view our privacy policy.

Introducing Baby to Solid Foods with Allergy Awareness

Transitioning your baby from breast milk or formula to solid foods is another exciting phase of her growth. As you experiment with meals, you might worry about undiscovered food allergies. These questions and answers will help you and your baby relax and enjoy this yummy, messy journey!
baby in highchair When to Start Solids

If I wait longer to introduce my baby to solid foods, will she be less likely to develop a food allergy?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing babies to solid foods between 4 and 6 months of age, a time when babies start to show signs that they are ready for solid foods such as baby cereal and basic purees. Children who are at high risk of developing allergies, specifically those whose parents or siblings have allergies might benefit from being introduced to solids, especially foods that tend to cause allergies such as nuts, milk and wheat, later.