Every Bite Counts
Around 6 months, most babies are ready for solid foods and need the nutrients these foods provide, in addition to their breastmilk or formula.
Open her world — and mouth — to yummy pureed fruits and veggies.
Gerber My 1st Fruits Starter Kit
Fortified infant cereal contains iron to help support learning ability.
No need to fret if your baby rejects food. It may take up to 10 tries before
she accepts a new food.
Bananas help babies get potassium in their diet.
Spoon feeding is a great way to bond and respond to your baby’s feeding cues while starting solids. When he opens wide, he’s hungry. When he begins to look around or turn his head, he’s full.
Sweet potatoes are packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, and minerals.
Help your babies learn to love the taste of berries. These super fruits are famous for their antioxidants and phytonutrients.
To avoid food waste, keep your baby’s spoon out of the jar so bacteria doesn’t get in it. Instead, scoop a small amount of food into a bowl for feeding, and store the leftovers in the fridge for up to two days.
Babies are more likely to eat foods they see their family eating.
Your baby’s stools may look different after starting solids. Most changes are normal but check with your doctor with any concerns.
Exposing your baby to a wide variety of flavors and textures helps with more adventurous eating later.
Experts say incorporating commonly allergenic foods in your baby's diet in the beginning may actually help prevent the development of food allergies, but always check with your pediatrician first.
You’ll know your baby is done eating when he turns his face away, pushes food away, or refuses to open his mouth for the spoon.
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Introducing your little one to solid foods is an exciting and important milestone. When your baby is ready, our guide offers ideas for adding solids to your routine.
Create pleasant mealtimes with your little one by offering a variety of baby-appropriate, nutritious foods. When you set examples of enjoying nutritious foods together, you help
raise a happy, healthy eater.
Babies starting solids need foods that contain iron, especially if breastfed.
Gerber Oatmeal Single Grain Cereal
You may want to introduce the sippy cup around the same time you start solids.
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Bananas are an easy first choice to see if your baby is ready for spoon-feeding.
Gerber Organic 1st Foods Banana
Your little one may start showing independence by communicating her preference for flavors.
Sweet potatoes are packed with natural vitamin A from beta-carotene.
Gerber 1st Baby Foods Sweet Potato
Soft-tipped spoons are gentle on baby’s gums.
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Gradually introduce multiple flavors and ingredients.
Gerber Natural 2nd Baby Foods Banana & Mixed Berry
A plate that doubles as a placemat.
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Babies love the taste (and mamas love the nutritious benefits).
Gerber Organic 1st Foods Carrots
Foods with fiber, such as prunes, help support healthy digestion.
Gerber Organic 2nd Baby Foods Apple Prune
Look for no added salt, sugar, artificial colors or flavors.
Gerber Organic 2nd Baby Foods Apple Spinach Kale
Bright, bold colors make food fun to eat!
Gerber Organic 2nd Baby Foods Pear Purple Carrot Raspberry
For easy clean-up and stress-free feeding.
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