starting solids

Top Tips On Transitioning Baby To Solid Foods from Inhabitots

By Inhabitots

Making homemade baby food needn't be a daunting, time-consuming endeavor. » Read more

Baby Led Solids: Top Ten First Foods

Never heard of baby led solids? Baby led solids, also called baby led weaning, just means skipping the purees and letting your baby start solids when he is able to feed himself. When your baby is ready, at around 6 months of age, he really won’t need you to spoon feed him. There’s no reason to give your baby solids sooner than 6 months and many benefits to waiting.

What is Baby Led Weaning?

Baby led weaning, or baby led solids, is a really simple concept and just means letting your baby feed himself when he is ready for solids.  Most Americans think of weaning as giving up breastfeeding, but in the UK where the term “baby led weaning” originated, weaning means the transition to solid foods.  » Read more

The Basics of Introducing Solid Foods

When? About six months old. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended prior to six months. An iron-fortified, infant formula feeding is considered the only adequate substitute to breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. How? » Read more

Baby's First Foods Chart

There is some debate about when babies should start solid foods.  Even within the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) there is a difference of opinion.  The AAP’s Committee on Nutrition recommends starting solids sometime between 4 and 6 months.  However, the AAP’s Breastfeeding » Read more

Delaying Solid Foods

Your baby’s first foray into the world of solid foods marks an important and exciting milestone, and it may be tempting to start as soon as possible. However, most doctors recommend waiting to start solid foods until your baby is at least four months, and preferably closer to six months old. » Read more

Fun with Finger Foods

By Annabel Karmel from 'First Meals and More: Your Questions Answered'

First Meals and More Finger foods are a wonderful way to introduce your baby to various tastes and textures, and will help to encourage independent eating. » Read more

Finger Food Mania: Tips and Recipes for Introducing Finger Foods to Your Baby

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

There is nothing cuter than watching your little one chase food around the highchair tray with her fingers, and seeing the sense of accomplishment in her face when a tiny little piece of food actually makes it her mouth. » Read more