In the 4-6 month period you should introduce fruits and veggies, but no citrus fruits yet! Also, apricots and prunes should be used for constipation, they'll make your baby poop a lot. Like Liz said above, introduce one food at a time. E.G. Give bananas for a couple of days in a row and this way if your baby shows any signs of an allergy you'll know it's from the bananas. As far as juices go, you can introduce them at the same age, using the same technique, but they need to be diluted. Baby juices are actually sweeter, so baby juices should be given like this: 1/4 juice 3/4 water. Adult juices can be given 1/2 and 1/2. The non citrus juices to give are apple, grape, cranberry, and prune juice. A good way to introduce a new fruit is by mixing it with your baby's cereal in the morning. With veggies, no corn or beets before 6 months! The next food to try after six months: add hard boiled egg YOLK-not whites-to fruits and cereals.
at 11:07 PM on Mar. 4, 2009