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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:
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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.

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10:35AM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

12:25AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

thanks for sharing

12:12AM PDT on May 2, 2012

Thanks for the great post.

1:58AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thank you

2:08AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

thanks

12:25AM PDT on Sep 27, 2011

Thank you.

6:45PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

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

1:56AM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

Interesting

2:48PM PST on Jan 12, 2011

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

12:13PM PST on Jan 2, 2011

Very helpful, thank you

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