Starting solids with your baby is such an exciting time! It can also be one that for many new parents is fraught with uncertainty and worry. It doesn’t help that there is a vast array of advice out there on this topic and much of it is conflicting. Now let me just say that if there was one right way of doing things, everyone would be doing it! Don’t stress yourself out too much by thinking that if you don’t get this stage exactly “right” you are going to do some harm to your baby. After all, it’s just food, and babies all over the world have been starting their food journeys in different ways for generation after generation. Trust that as long as you use common sense by slowly offering your baby a variety of healthy foods starting near the 6 month mark, and consider safety as you are doing so, all will be well.
In my book, It All Begins with Food, I go into great detail about starting solids with your baby and give you all the information you could need, so if you’d like to learn more, I encourage you to pick up a copy. In the meantime, these are some of my best tips: