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When To Introduce Solids, Baby Food Guidelines


Updated March 29, 2012

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Parents frequently have questions regarding what foods they can introduce at what age to their baby. This area of feeding solids might be one that you wish your baby had come with a coveted instruction manual. Thankfully, you don't have to figure out what and when to feed your baby on your own. There are lots of resources available to you - from your pediatrician to baby food cookbooks to About Baby's First Year.

All of those helps can point you in the right direction. The thing to realize is that there have been recent revisions in baby food feeding guidelines. Make sure the sources that you are relying upon are current and up-to-date. Use suggested benchmarks as guidelines, knowing that your baby's development is unique. Always take into consideration your baby's own health history and your family history when feeding solids.

The one thing that you do want to make sure that you do is introduce your foods at a steady pace. Introduce one new food at a time, waiting at least 3 days in between new foods. This will better alert you to any symptoms of food allergies.

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