When to Start Solids
At this stage, most nutrition will still come from breast milk or formula. But as a rule of thumb, most babies are ready for solid foods at about four to six months. Your baby is ready for solids when:
- He can sit with your support
- He can hold his head up and turn his head away when he's full
- He can take food from a spoon and learn to swallow
When introducing solids, start with single-ingredient foods first to check for allergies. Most pediatricians recommend starting with a single-grain cereal, like Beech-Nut® Rice Cereal, because it’s easier for babies to digest. Once he has tried a single-grain cereal, start introducing single-ingredient foods, one at a time to detect allergies, for three to five days.