Sunday, September 24, 2006

Day 216 - Real solid foods

Today's first time parenting tip - Gradually introduce table foods and snacks to your baby's diet

Once your baby gets up in the 7-8 month range, they're probably ready for foods they can gum or that will break up when they get wet in they're mouth. The key is to closely supervise them and introduce food a little bit at a time, so they don't take a huge handful of pancakes and shove them into their mouth.

Mashed up fruit, small pieces of whole wheat bread and crackers that dissolve quickly are all excellent first choices. Once he gets proficient at eating and swallowing, you can let him experiment with feeding himself and start introducing other foods like cheerios.

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