7 Signs Your Baby Is Ready for Solid Food

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What's the most important milestone of a baby's first year? Ask a room full of moms, and you're bound to get a ton of answers. But mark my words, you'll hear "when the baby starts solids" more than a few times. It's one of the biggies for sure.

So how the heck do you know that your baby is ready for such a big transition?


signs baby is ready for solids

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of a baby's life, but around that time, most pediatricians give parents leave to start testing baby's readiness for solid foods. Here are some easy tests to see if it's almost time to whip out that food processor and start pureeing your favorite veggies.

When did your pediatrician suggest you start adding solids to your baby's diet?


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