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what are the signs that a baby is ready to start solids?

not planning on trying anytime soon, she is 5 months and EBF (go me!)

i just would like to know the signs, i keep hearing about them but never in specifics.

thanks!

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 4:46 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • From http://www.llli.org/FAQ/solids.html


    You will know that he is really ready to start solids when:


    he is about six months old


    he can sit up without any support


    he continues to be hungry despite more frequent nursing which is unrelated to illness or teething


    he has lost the tongue-thrusting reflex and does not push solids out of his mouth


    he can pick up things with his finger and thumb (pincer grasp) Babies who are ready for solids can usually feed themselves.


    Mothers often report that they knew their babies were ready when they picked up food from a plate, chewed it, swallowed it, and wanted more.

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • yay momma!

    preferably wait until 6 months..

    if she can hold her head up..

    if she makes a chewing motion with her mouth.. if she's willing... start out slow
    Jan0609momma

    Answer by Jan0609momma at 4:49 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • she chomps on my finger ( and my nipple a couple times lately) lol
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Over 6 months, can sit up, can grab fork mashed food and feed self, can swallow real food (doesn't push back out with tongue). It's better if babies are never spoon fed and they don't need baby foods.

    www.kellymom.com is a great website and has info on starting solids.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:03 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • tongue thrusting- that must be that cute thing she does when she yawns or is about to nurse, it's like the wave.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:57 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

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