Your pediatrician will give the go ahead when your baby is ready to begin eating solid foods. That part is clear cut, but figuring out what foods to start baby on can be confusing. Below are some suggestions that will keep baby’s first experience with solids happy and positive.
Tip 1: Go with single ingredient items. If baby has an allergic or digestive reaction, it is harder to determine the root cause if you mix different ingredients or food items together.
Tip 2: Additionally, always choose foods that have a high nutritional value. And remember, when starting solids, baby should still be nursing frequently or drinking formula to round out nutritional needs. Solids should not replace regular feedings at an early age.
Now that the guidelines are clear, which starter foods do we recommend? Below are the three best solids to start on. They taste great and are loaded with vitamins so your baby will be off to a wonderful beginning in solid cuisine.
Full of vitamins and minerals like A, C, niacin, folate, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium, avocados naturally provide a healthy start to solids. No need to cook. Simply cut the avocado in half, take out the large round pit, scoop out the inside and smash with a fork. Add breast milk or formula to change the consistency depending on your baby’s preferences.