Determining when your baby is ready for solids is a common question moms will start asking somewhere between four and six months. Most health organizations (World Health Organization, UNICEF, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and Health Canada) still recommend that the introduction of solids wait until 6 months. But many moms do feel that their baby is ready to begin solids somewhere between 4-6 months. But how can you tell?
While your baby probably won't do all these things, they are great clues to watch for and to help you determine if its the right time to introduce solids.
Before you start solids, consult your doctor to determine what the best plan for your baby will be. The momstown.ca website also has some great tips and tricks for starting solids, click here to read more.
This week we chatted about feeding babies at our Every Little Step program for new moms in partnership with Walmart Canada. The reaction to solid foods ranged widely among all the moms in the room which is a real testament to following your baby's lead. Some babies take to solid foods right away and others may not even be interested until 8+ months. Don't rush it, they will all get the hang of it eventually!
momstown and Today's Parent have partnered with Walmart Canada to help rollout Walmart's new Every Little Step program all about baby basics and the essentials that moms and babies need. Offering convenient free shipping, anytime, with no minimum purchase requirements online, Walmart is a one stop shop online and in-store for all of your baby needs. Join the conversation! #WMBabyBasics