General Feeding Tips for Introducing Solids
Babies should be allowed to eat as quickly or slowly as they like. Don’t rush or push your baby into eating more when it seems like they’ve had enough.
- Just give your baby little bits of a new food to start with — one or two teaspoons of smooth purée is usually enough.
- The amount of food eaten when introducing solids to babies doesn’t matter; what counts is getting them used to eating solids.
- Try giving your baby food with an increasing variety of textures as they age.
- Be sure to read food labels carefully to avoid products with milk ingredients.
- Make more food than is needed and freeze the leftovers.
- While babies are still spoon-feeding, offer them milk-free finger foods so that they can hold them, which can help them get used to chewing.
Overall, keep food allergies in mind when you start introducing solids to babies. The process of adapting to baby food allergies can tend to be easier when you take the time to let them try new things and find out what they like.