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!
When it comes to starting your baby on solids, a question parents ask themselves (aside from how and when to start) is, “What foods should I start with?” After all, your baby hasn’t tasted anything but breastmilk or formula up to this point; whatever foods you offer first are going to have a big impact! There are a few rules when it comes to what foods you should feed your baby first. Avoid any allergenic foods (like milk, eggs, tomatoes, nut butters, etc.) Think about textures, too; whatever
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”,
So you now know when to start your baby on solid foods, and you may have decided that the time is now -- your baby’s ready! Now, it’s time to feed your little one solids for the first time. But that can be easier said than done. How should you introduce solids? What foods should you begin with? Cereal? Fruits and Veggies? Help! Introducing Solids: What Should Be Your Baby's First Foods? When it comes to introducing solids, infant cereals (particularly rice cereal) are traditionally
When your baby was a newborn, your feeding options were pretty straightforward (though maybe not simple): breast or bottle? And for a while, breastmilk and/or formula is all your little one needs to be well-nourished. But there comes a time when your baby will be ready for a little more, and at that point, you’ll need to introduce solid foods into your baby’s diet. Introducing solids is a big step (especially for you first-time parents!) And one of the first questions parents have about