Updated: May 31, 2020
In your baby’s first year of life, their primary nutrition comes from either breastmilk or formula. However, it’s always exciting to think about the time at which you can introduce your little one to solids. Introducing solids is more about exposing their palate to flavors and textures, as well as the motions and movements it takes to eat these foods also leads into their verbal future with talking by strengthening their tongue and mouth muscles. So when is best to introduce first foods? The general rule is at six months of age. As you begin to think about serving your infant solids, you’ll want to go slowly and think about what you’ll serve. By starting with vegetables, such as carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, baby will begin to acclimate to the new flavors without getting accustomed to the more sweet, sugary flavors of fruits just yet. As you move through vegetables, just keep exploring and adding new ones. By making your own at home, you really can get creative and offer seasonally fresh choices.