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:
unsweetened applesauce
rice cereal

Food to Avoid:
cows milk
citrus fruits
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.

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

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Elisa F.
Elisa F.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

thanks for sharing

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the great post.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Ida J.
Ida J.4 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thank you.

Carole R.
Carole R.4 years ago

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

Margriet Myngheer


Trish K.
Trish K.4 years ago

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

Isabel Robson
Isabel Robson4 years ago

Very helpful, thank you