Is Your Baby Ready for Solids?
Here's how to tell:
Your child can hold his or her head steady when sitting.
Your baby's tongue thrust reflex is gone (this is the reflex that prevents infants from choking by pushing food out of the mouth).
Your child is between 4 and 7 months of age.
Your child sometimes opens his or her mouth when food approaches.
Your child is interested in food when others eat.
Your child is able to swallow baby food placed on the tongue.
March 21, 2017
Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN