As your baby transitions to solid foods, he’ll still get most of his nutrients from breast milk or formula. Think of solids not only as extra nutrition, but also as an opportunity for him to experience new textures and flavours, while practicing the oral motor skills necessary for spoon-feeding.
 
If you’re formula feeding, consider switching at six months to a next stage formula, such as Enfamil A+® 2, that is designed to help nourish his growing brain and body. Enfamil A+ 2 has a nutritional blend that helps support strong bodies and bones in growing babies, age appropriate levels of calcium and iron, and DHA, a type of Omega-3 fat that is a building block of the brain.
Did you know that solids are “extras”?
The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends starting solids when your baby is around 6 months old. Here are developmental cues: Can your baby hold his head up? Does he watch you eat or eye your food as it moves from your spoon to your mouth? If you answer yes, then he might be ready to try solids.
The Canadian Paediatric Society recommends waiting a few days before introducing each new food so that if your baby has an adverse reaction (such as an upset tummy, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash), you can more easily pinpoint the culprit. An easy way to track is to keep a food diary, updated every time you add a new food. You can also use the diary to note what your baby likes and dislikes.
What to know about starting solids
As he starts solids, you need to ensure your baby is getting all the nutrients he needs.
How often should I introduce new foods?
What to know about starting solids
As he starts solids, you need to ensure your baby is getting all the nutrients he needs.