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Is Your Baby Ready for some Good (Solid) Eats?}

Healthy Food and Eating

Is Your Baby Ready for some Good (Solid) Eats?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies are ready to begin eating solid foods at about 6 months old. Look for physical signs that your baby's ready, such as being able to hold up his head, wanting more feeding sessions, and doubling his birth weight. First foods include rice and oat cereals and pureed fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots, bananas, and sweet potatoes. Introduce them one at a time to note any allergies, but then give him a variety to maximize nutrients and keep things interesting. Another food milestone at this age is that your baby can likely hold up his own bottle by now.

Has your baby achieved the following Healthy Food and Eating developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all the skill(s) he has already mastered to date!

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.