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When To Introduce Solids, Baby Food Guidelines


Updated March 29, 2012

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For the Sixth Month Old Feeding Your Baby Solids an Adventure
Baby Solids

Feeding Baby Solids Can Be Messy


For the six month old (or thereabouts) baby, solids are a new experience. For a vast majority of family's in the United States, parents will crack open that box of infant cereal to christen the milestone. However, though a popular choice, don't think that beginning with infant cereal must be your starting point. In addition to (or instead of) infant cereal, you might consider over 20 first baby foods to start out on. Just remember to always wait 3 to 4 days between offering a new food to check for allergic reaction.

Here's an abbreviated list of first food options that little ones commonly love:

  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Green beans
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Squash: acorn, butternut, pumpkin
  • Sweet potato

Additionally, at this time you might begin to introduce small amounts of juice. Be sure to follow baby juice guidelines in how much, when, and in what drinking containers your baby uses. These aspects can affect your baby's dental health.

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