How to Introduce Food to a Baby (video)

Is your baby about to reach 6 months of age? Are you concerned about introducing solid food to your child? Is your 7 month old rejecting everything you give her? Dr. Bob Sears shares some advice as well as a list of doís and doníts for parents giving their baby the first bite of food.

Dr. Bob Sears‘ advice includes the following:

After 6 months, start to introduce foods to your child. Make foods available and invite them to taste, follow your babyís lead; allow them to reject foods as some babies might not show much interest.

Food to Introduce First:
banana
pears
avocado
unsweetened applesauce
rice cereal

Food to Avoid:
honey
cows milk
citrus fruits
shellfish
egg whites
peanut products

At this important time you can start to influence your babyís taste buds: give natural whole foods and limit sugar and sweets so that they seek out healthier options as their bodies grow.

Related:
Is It Healthy to Raise a Vegetarian Baby?
Make Your Own Organic Baby Food
Size Matters: The Concern Over Infant Weight

This video was made by Parent Earth with sponsorship from Happy Baby and Stonyfield Farms. Care2 is a media partner.

34 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Patricia H.
Patricia H.4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for the great post.

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Ida J.
Ida J5 years ago

thanks

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Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Thank you.

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Carole R.
Carole R5 years ago

Some good advice. Be sure to especially stay away from peanuts for AT LEAST a year.

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Margriet Myngheer

Interesting

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Trish K.
Trish K6 years ago

Love the faces babies make when it's their 1st time

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Isabel Robson
Isabel Robson6 years ago

Very helpful, thank you

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