Feeding baby first foods

After our first attempts at feeding our son rice cereal and then oatmeal and him refusing both, I was quite happy to learn that there are other foods that you can give your baby to begin with. Also, there is quite a wide array of opinions when it comes to feeding a baby. Below is what I found to be pretty universal throughout all the research I did.

One thing that I see consistently is that you should wait to feed your baby any food until 6 months old. Some doctors still will recommend beginning solids at 4 months, but most of the scientific evidence shows that you should wait.

For your convenience, I have a printable chart of the following with pictures for you… Feeding Baby First Foods.

Cartoon vegetables

First Foods (6 Months)

  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Barley cereal
  • Oatmeal cereal
  • Rice cereal
  • Squash, acorn
  • Squash, butternut
  • Sweet potatoes/yams

Second Foods (6-8 Months)

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Mangos
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash, Yellow
  • Zucchini
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