Starting solids

7 Signs Baby is Ready for Solids

Starting solids is a huge milestone for baby and for parents. Very often parents are keen to start as soon as possible, but starting too soon is not a great idea. If you are wanting to wean your baby make sure to look out for signs that your baby is ready to start solids.

Signs Baby is Ready for Solids

Check these signs baby is ready for solids before giving baby his or her first foods:

  1. Baby can hold head up well unsupported
  2. Baby sits well when supported
  3. Makes chewing motions when you eat
  4. Baby is curious when you eat (tries to grab food)
  5. Baby has doubled birth weight
  6. Baby has good coordination
  7. Loss of tongue-thrust reflex (for about the first 4 months the tongue-thrust reflex protects baby from choking)

It is best to wait until baby is 6 months or older to start solids.

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  1. So good to know

  2. Ons probeer maar ons beste om vir ons leesers die beste raad te gee 🙂 Hoop almal geniet dit.

  3. Goos information and very helpful as a first time mommy

  4. My son showed readyness ar 4 months i waited another 2 weeks then i started with solids.

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