It's time to start feeding your baby solid foods! What should you feed him first? Here you'll learn when to start solid foods, how to introduce solids and recognize allergies, what to start with, and more.
What to feed a baby who's between jar food and solids.
During the first year of your baby's life, it's common to wonder if your child is getting enough to eat and how often to feed him. Even though Baby cannot actually tell you when he's full, often he will take charge of feedings by giving you cues to when he is hungry or full. Learn how much and how often to feed your baby based on these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The pediatrician doesn't want me to start solids.
When it comes to feeding your baby solid foods, variety is the spice of life. Research shows that the more fruits and vegetables a baby eats before age one, the more likely she is to eat a variety of produce by the time she's six. And when it comes to allergens like peanuts and eggs, pediatricians also recommend offering them to your baby before 12 months. So get cooking, mama!
A baby drinks the majority of her calories until about 7 to 10 months. So at mealtime, feed breast milk or formula first, before the solid food. At about 9 months, flip-flop the order and begin giving food first. The guidelines below are only suggestions of what to feed when, because all babies grow and develop at different rates.
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Research shows that the more fruits and veggies babies eat before age 1, the more likely they are to eat a variety of produce by age 6. Here are seven foods to feed your baby before age 1 (and how to prepare them!).
We've made it easy to feed your baby a healthy, balanced menu. This age-by-age guide to solid foods will ensure your baby gets all the nutrition she needs.
Sometime during your baby's first year, it'll be time to start adding solid foods to his diet. But how do you know when he's ready for a spoon and a high chair? Take our quiz and find out if it's time to start feeding your baby solids.Take Quiz
When it's time for your baby to start eating solid foods, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests slowly introducing fruits, veggies, and meat one at a time to gauge baby's reaction to each new food. Here's our list of safe finger foods to gradually introduce into your child's diet.
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From a "best" order for starting solids to avoiding all cow's milk before age 1, here are 6 common myths about baby's first foods (and the facts you should know!).
While it may seem a perfectly ordinary milestone in our little one's development, the process of introducing dairy to your baby does require some strategy. Get answers to your most-asked questions and learn the dos and don'ts of starting Baby on cow's milk.
Infants and young children have trouble chewing completely, so certain foods pose a choking hazard until they reach age 4. Check out our list of foods to avoid giving babies and toddlers -- plus tips for worry-free, healthy eating.
When and how to add new tastes and textures to your baby's diet.
Studies show that babies become more adaptable eaters when they eat foods prepared for the whole family. Renee Lessen, a clinical nutritionist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, says, "As long as your family is eating well, there is no reason why your baby shouldn't have what you're having." Most dinners can be easily tailored to food fit for Baby, saving time and money and adding a seat at the table for the littlest family member.
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In a consensus, the American Academy of Pediatrics and nine other medical professional organizations threw their weight behind a study recommending that peanut-containing products be introduced to babies.