Starting solid foods is an important part of your baby’s development. Use these tips to start solid foods off right — and set your baby on the road to healthy eating for life!

Most babies are ready for solids at around 6 months. Look for these signs:

Starting solid foods too early makes it more likely that your child will have a hard time staying at a healthy weight.

It’s important to know that for the first year of life your baby will still get most of her nutrition from breast milk or formula — even after she starts eating solid foods.

Cereals for babies and jarred baby food are both good options.

If your baby turns his head away from food or keeps his lips shut, he’s done eating. Don’t force him to eat more — when he starts solids, your baby is developing important eating skills, including understanding...

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