Starting solids is such an exciting time! It is really one of the first things your child is going to do independently. They need you for everything else, but feeding, that’s their first step in learning to do things on their own. One of the most important parts of starting solids is making sure yourContinue reading “Starting Solids: Stage 1 (6 months old)”
Category Archives: Starting Solids
Yogurt for Babies
“Why can babies (under 12 months) have whole milk yogurt but not whole milk until they are 1 year old?” Great question! I get this one often so I wanted to explain here just in case you, too, are wondering this. Under the age of 12 months, babies should not drink cow’s milk as a mainContinue reading “Yogurt for Babies”
Salt for Babies
I once read a book with a chapter titled “Salt: The Spice of Life or Taste of Doom” and while this made me laugh because of how “doom” seems overly extreme – SODIUM intake is actually something very important to be aware of for everyone and ESPECIALLY those of us feeding babies & starting solids Continue reading “Salt for Babies”
Should You “Start with Veggies” when Starting Solids?
“I was told I had to start with veggies or my baby wouldn’t ever like them,” said the DM from a worried new parent…Let me assure you this is absolutely….
How to Help Baby with Not Dropping Food
Dropping food is pretty common for babies just starting to self-feed. But here are a few tips to make slippery foods a little easier for tiny hands to hold on to!
5 Myths about Starting Solids
When it comes to starting solids for babies, many parents feel confused and even overwhelmed. Let’s debunk some of these common feeding myths when it comes to starting solids with our baby with some evidence-based feeding information.
How many meals per day should my baby have? Starting solids ages 6-11 months
When starting solids with your baby it is not necessary to jump right in with a full 3 meals per day! Up until this point, you have most likely fed your baby on demand, but now that you are starting solids it is the ideal time to start a typical daily meal routine to startContinue reading “How many meals per day should my baby have? Starting solids ages 6-11 months”
Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)
When starting solids, a question I am often asked is “What foods should I offer to make sure my baby gets what they need to grow?” Here is a quick guide for building balanced and nutrient-dense meals for your baby that will help support proper growth & development AND also help expose them to aContinue reading “Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)”
Is my baby still hungry or full? Responsive Feeding for Starting Solids
Even if they can’t talk yet, babies have all kinds of ways to tell us when they’re hungry & when they’ve had enough! feeding & trusting your child to listen to their body.
Signs of Readiness to Start Solids
I know many parents & caregivers who are really excited to get started with solids but one of the most important factors is that your BABY is also ready to get started.
Being developmentally ready for solids is SO important! This helps to ensure safer swallowing.
If you are wondering if your baby is ready for solids, look for these 5 Signs of Readiness: