Starting Solids Photo Tear Pad – English or Spanish
Starting Your Baby on Solids Tear Pad
We hear it all the time, more picture, less words. Our, Starting Your Baby on Solids Tear Pad is a spin-off from Feeding Your Baby Age 6-12 months, starting solids photo guide illustrates the introduction of solid foods from 6-12 months. Clear photos of food categories, textures and amounts plus simple tag lines are easy reminders. A few basic tips round out the education. Two sided flier measures 8½ x 11″ with 50 sheets per pad.
How Do I Start my Baby on Solids for the First Time?
So you’re at the point where your baby is ready to start eating solids for the first time. This is an excited time for most parents but also sometimes a confusing time as well. According to the Mayo Clinic, babies are typically ready between the ages of 4 to 6 months of age.
There are a couple rules of thumb that you should always abide by when starting to feed your babies solid foods. The first and usually most important is portion size. Never jump right off to eating a large solid food without you first making smaller pieces. However, it is most recommended that you start your baby with an iron-fortified single grain cereal.
Mix one tablespoon of the iron-fortified cereal with three tablespoons of breast milk or formula. Instead of putting it in a bottle, use a spoon and sit your baby up. It is very important that you site your baby up so they do not choke.
Once your baby is acclimated to the new food, it’s important to wait 3-5 days between trying new foods.
Signs Baby is Ready for Solid Foods
Here are a few signs that your baby is ready to start eating solid foods.
- Your baby is starting to lean over and open their mouths.
- Your baby is starting to chew a lot on their toys which also go along with teething.
- Your baby is able to keep its head upright so it can eat without falling over
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