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8 things to know before starting solid foods

When is it time for solids?

There are a few things you should know before introducing solid foods.

Your baby is growing fast, and within the first year of his or her life, you have numerous important decisions to make. Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the steady stream of research that is intended to help you choose the best options for your child. Recently, there have been some important changes in recommendations about when and how to start introducing solid foods. Here’s what you need to know.

Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, August 2019

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Infant Food and Feeding.
  2. Castle JL and Jacobsen MT. Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School. Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 2013.

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