Is your baby ready for solid foods? What’s the appropriate baby food for 6 months old child? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for 6 months and then continue breastfeeding with the introduction of solids until at least 12 months. However, some babies are ready as early as 4-5 months while others may need more time. Here’s what you can expect when starting solid foods with your infant — and how to know when it’s time!