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  • Writer's pictureSarah Moran

Transitioning to Solids?

Transitioning your baby from exclusively breastfeeding or formula feeding to solid foods is an exciting time for parents. Not only is it a milestone in your baby’s development, but it also opens up a whole new world of nutrition for your little one.

Here are five tips for transitioning to solids:

1. Start Slow: Introduce solids gradually. Offer just a few spoonsful of a single food at a time, such as mashed banana or pureed vegetables.

2. Keep it Simple: Offer one food at a time and wait a few days before introducing a new food. This will help you identify any foods your baby doesn’t tolerate well.

3. Be Patient: It may take your baby a while to get used to the texture and taste of new foods. If they don’t seem to be enjoying a particular food, try offering it again in a few days.

4. Make Mealtime Fun: Make meal time a positive experience for your baby by talking to them and playing music.

5. Offer Finger Foods: Once your baby is used to eating pureed foods, offer them finger foods that they can feed themselves. Transitioning to solids can be a fun and exciting time for both you and your little one. With a bit of patience and some creativity, you can make sure your baby is getting the nutrition they need.

With a little bit of patience and guidance, transitioning to solids can be a rewarding experience for both you and your baby.

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