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All babies develop at slightly different rates and while solids should be introduced around 6 months (not before four months), the biggest determinant of readiness should be these 4 key indicators!
1. Good neck and head control
2. Showing an interest in your food / reaching
3. Opens mouth if you bring spoon near
4. Reduced prominence of tongue-thrust reflex
If your baby is nearing 7 months and is not showing any of the signs of readiness, you should check in with your healthcare professional to make sure there is nothing else going on (eg. An undetected tongue-tie).
Your baby will always be the biggest guide so try not to get too caught up on what other babies of similar age are doing or even what a previous child of yours has done.
Let your Bub run their own race!
My baby is ready for solids - do I puree feed? BLW? A combo of the two? Which is better for Bub? Which is better for me? Arghh help!
An article to reassure you and give you the confidence whichever mode of feeding you choose for your little one as they embark on their solids adventure!