Published using Google Docs
V2-Starting Solids PANYC
Updated automatically every 5 minutes

Starting Solids

There is no need to start solids before 6 months of age, however solids can be started between 4 and 6 months, depending on a baby’s readiness.

Signs that a baby is ready to start solids

Why wait until 4 months?

How do you do it?

Avoiding peanut allergies:

The introduction of peanuts around the age of 6 months, after other foods have been introduced (fruits, vegetables, infant cereal), is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing a peanut allergy.  Peanuts should be introduced as peanut butter or PB2. . After introduction, it is recommended to offer peanuts three times per week.  For infants with severe eczema and/or an egg allergy, discuss specifics of how to introduce peanuts to your baby with your pediatrician.

Possible signs of allergy

What foods and when?

        4-6 months: baby cereal, ‘stage 1’ fruits/vegetables

        6-9 months: ‘stage 2’ fruits/vegetables, yogurt, pureed meats/fish, peanut butter/nut butters, puree foods that you eat to encourage introduction to a variety of different foods/flavors/seasonings

        9 months: table foods plus purees, meat, poultry, fish, eggs. Food you are eating with variety of flavors

   1 year: anything and everything(provided it is NOT a choking hazard), including honey