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When should I start giving my baby solid foods?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 6 months

Age 6 months is the usual time to start solid foods.
If a parent really wants to try sooner, he can try giving baby cereal at 4 or 5 months, but some babies' tongue movements and swallowing coordination are not ready for solid foods until age 6 months.

In brief: 6 months

Age 6 months is the usual time to start solid foods.
If a parent really wants to try sooner, he can try giving baby cereal at 4 or 5 months, but some babies' tongue movements and swallowing coordination are not ready for solid foods until age 6 months.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: 4 months

Typically infants can start solids at 4 months old.
This includes stage 1 and 2 baby foods, dry powdered cereals or homemade purees. The order you introduce new foods is not important as long as you wait 2-3 days between new foods. No honey under 1 year old.

In brief: 4 months

Typically infants can start solids at 4 months old.
This includes stage 1 and 2 baby foods, dry powdered cereals or homemade purees. The order you introduce new foods is not important as long as you wait 2-3 days between new foods. No honey under 1 year old.
Dr. Scott Katz
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