The question of when to start or introduce solids to babies can be daunting and a difficult task, especially for new parents. It is crucial to introduce solids at the right age and at the right time when the baby shows signs that he/she is ready for the solids. Starting solids too early (before the age of 4 months) can be risky for the baby and can even lead to obesity. Whereas starting solids too late, i.e., after the age of 6 months can also be dangerous for the baby as starting too
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We’ve written about the basics of baby-led weaning before -- what it is, why some people prefer it, and whether or not you should try it with your baby. If you need a good, foundational understanding of those basics, check out this "What is Baby-Led Weaning?" post. Here, we’ll explore 7 steps to get started successfully with baby-led weaning (or BLW). As with anything else in life, planning and preparation is a key part to getting off on the right foot with baby-led weaning. So use our 7
We’ve talked already about what to do if you suspect that you’re feeding your baby too much solid food. But what if you have the opposite problem? What if no amount of coaxing or pleading or “here comes the airplane!” maneuvering can get your baby to eat a bite of food? What should you do if your baby flat-out refuses to eat solid food? Baby Refusing Solids? Don't Panic! First, don’t worry -- just because your baby hates solids right now definitely doesn’t mean he’ll hate them forever!
Introducing a new food to your baby is an “iffy” thing. He might adore green beans the first time he eats them, and gobble them up with relish. On the other hand, he might spit them right back out and give you his biggest glare. There’s no way to predict how your baby will react to new foods. But there are steps you can take to help your baby enjoy her new food as much as possible. Offer the breast or a bottle before offering a new food. This is good advice to follow anyway (especially
You know when and how to start your baby on solids. You’re familiar with the types and amounts of foods your baby can eat, based on her age. You’ve mastered the basics of cooking, pureeing, and storing homemade baby food. Congratulations, baby food expert -- you know a lot! Something you may not be feeling to confident about, however, is when (during the course of a day) you should be offering your baby solids. You likely eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly the same times each
We’re tackling a topic today that you may or may not have heard about: baby-led weaning. What is it? What are the benefits? Is it something you should try with your baby? We’ll explore all those questions in this post. First, though, let’s clear up a misconception about the term itself. The “weaning” part of baby-led weaning refers to the British definition of the word -- in the U.K., “weaning” means “adding complementary foods.” It doesn’t mean “giving up breastfeeding or bottle feeding”,