Q: How do I know if my Sweet Pea is ready for solids?
A: There are four things to look for!!
First of all, you want to be sure that your baby is interested...they WANT to eat. You will know by their behaviors... they are interested, tracking food with their eyes when you eat, and/or they reaching for the food around them!! It has nothing to do with what your family or friends have to say about it or what the people in your meet-up groups are doing with their Sweet Peas who are in a similar age bracket. You and your baby know best!! If you are concerned about your baby's development, then please reach out to your trusted care provider and see what they have to say on the matter.
After you decide that your baby is ready, look for these next three signals of food readiness. We learned these points over the years of attending La Leche League meetings, Our family waited for these to be true before we started offering our sweet peas "table food":
Personally, I am not a fan of commercial baby cereals that are full of ingredients that I cannot pronounce without breaking down every syllable. Rest assured, choosing the alternatives are not as time-consuming as you would imagine...
Here are some sites that have helpful information about introducing solids:
I hope this helps answer the question of about knowing if your Sweet Pea is ready for solids.
Ready to read more?
You can read our food chronicle with Otter HERE.
Q&A with SPB: What do I feed my Sweet Pea after breastfeeding? HERE
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