When Do Babies Start With Solid Food


Spooning up the first mouthfuls of baby food to a growing infant is an important milestone, but new research suggests many parents are doing it too soon. Some start at 4 months, while others wait it out for a couple of months more.

But what is the appropriate age to start your little one with solid food?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breast-feeding exclusively for about the first six months of a baby's life.

Once your baby completes the 6-month milestone, he is absolutely ready to explore the world of taste, flavours and textures.

 

Here are a few things to keep in mind when starting your baby with solid food:

  •  Avoid added sugar and salt
  • Try different food groups
  • Ensure you give iron rich foods
  • Understand the difference between choking and gagging
  • Watch out for signs of food allergies
  • Use food with different colours and textures
  • Make sure the food is soft and easy on their tummy



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