What Solid Food Should You First Introduce to Your Child?
According to the AAP, it is not necessary to give solid food in a specific order.
Consider introducing simple solids with no added sugar or salt. Allow your child to experiment with one single-ingredient food at a time. This helps you to determine whether your child has any issues, such as diarrhea, rashes, or vomiting. Patiently wait for 3 to 5 days before introducing a new food. And before you know it, your child will be eating and enjoying a variety of new food.
Below are some solids that you may want to feed your baby with:
- Iron-fortified cereals
- Cooked vegetables
- Fruits (either cooked or mashed)
- Wholegrain bread, cereal, and pasta
As your baby grows, gradually shift from purees toward mashed foods with lumps and textures. You can also offer minced or chopped food, followed by finger food.