Welcome, mama! Does the idea of starting solids make you bite your nails?
You know you’re supposed to start, but what exactly does that look like?
Starting solids can be really stressful.
Your pediatrician doesn’t have time to walk you through it. And, they may have outdated advice.
You might look at the jars and pouches in the store and think, do I just follow the age guidelines on these? What foods are they supposed to have? What foods CAN’T they have?
When can I move beyond purees? Are they going to choke?
No matter your parenting style or food philosophy, this guide will work for you
But if you are, that’s cool, too!
Progress is made in fits and starts, all that matters is that you keep going. Go easy on yourself.
…have no clue where to start with feeding your baby
…have gotten different advice from different places, and don’t know what info to trust anymore
…have already started with solids, but don’t know how to progress past purees
…are afraid of your baby choking
…aren’t sure when is the right time to start
…have some ideas, but want to make sure you’re doing it right
– Starting Solids “cliffs notes” to tape on the inside of your cabinet
“I so wish I would have had a guide like this that was easy to read, affordable, and was from a professional. My husband would’ve agreed to follow the advice because it’s from a Registered Dietitian, and I would’ve been a LOT more at ease!”” – Kate, Mom of Noah, Boulder, CO
Yes, this guide is baby led weaning friendly. The guide helps teach you the appropriate ways to serve food to a baby starting solids that encourages self feeding.
If your baby is under 9 months, then yes, this will still help you. This guide is specifically designed for babies in the starting solids stage, and parents who are getting prepared even if baby isn’t ready to start yet. If baby is already well established on solids, this likely won’t be the right fit.
Discuss with your pediatrician the right time to start solids with your baby.