Well, well, well. Look. At. YOU. New Mom (or Dad). Finally getting into your groove post labor and delivery, and feeling like a pro at this whole "parenthood" thing. You've made it through the initial feeding nightmares, settled on exactly how your tiny human is going to get their nourishment for their first year (breastfed or formula - this is a judgement free zone) , and it finally feels like it's getting, dare I say it... easier? Just when it seems like "you've got this", your pediatrician tells you it's time to start thinking about introducing SOLIDS!
WHAT? ALREADY? HOW CAN THAT BE?? HE/SHE IS JUST A BABY!
Hold on to your sporks, Moms and Dads. If your baby is at least 4 months old, can hold their head up, sits with little or no support, and no longer pushes any and everything out of their mouth with their tongue - you might be on the verge of a whole new world of feeding. Don't be sad! This is an exciting time, and the decisions you make for them now have the potential to affect their health forever. Offering your food ready baby a wide variety of tastes, and as they develop the oral motor control, textures, will help them grow into adventurous eaters and may even prevent them from becoming typically picky toddlers!
Just as, if not more, importantly - introducing babies to solid foods that might cause allergies is actually recommended for infants between 4-6 months of age as early exposure allows your little one to develop the antibodies they need to process foods that might otherwise cause allergic reactions. As always, consult with your pediatrician about when to introduce first foods.
When you're ready, OneTwoThrive Kids will be here to help you maneuver this phase and have you back to feeling like a parenting PRO.
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