Ready, set…solids! How to know your baby is ready
You’ve made it through sleepless nights, early mornings and spit up accidents galore, but the first smiles and sweet snuggles have made it all worth it. Time flies with a new baby, and before you know it, it’s time for a new and exciting milestone: starting solids!
Whether your baby is ready to start solid foods depends on their individual development, but most are ready for solids between 4-6 months. Some signs that your baby may be ready to start solid foods include:
Being able to control the head and neck.
Sitting up with or without support.
Showing an interest in food and reaching for it.
Bringing objects to the mouth.
Losing the tongue thrust reflex that pushes food out of the mouth.
Does your little one check all the boxes? Time for a new (messy) adventure! Whether you decide to go with a traditional approach of spoon feeding and purees, baby led weaning (BLW) or a mix of both, your baby is lucky to have you as head chef leading their culinary adventure.
It seemed like there should be a guide for parents embarking on this journey – so we made one! Our philosophy is that feeding babies should be fun and stress-free. Next up: how to start early allergen introduction with your baby.
Ready to introduce and include nuts in your little one’s diet? Check out the full Early Allergen Introduction Guide here.
*FDA HEALTH CLAIM: For babies with an increased risk of peanut allergy (babies with severe eczema, egg allergy or both), introducing age-appropriate, peanut-containing foods as early as 4 months may reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy. Caregivers should check with the baby’s healthcare provider before feeding the baby peanut-containing foods.