Babies only need breast milk or infant formula for the first few months. You may spot signs your baby is ready to try solid food when they’re around six months old.
All babies develop at their own pace. Looking for these three signs together is a better way to know when your baby is ready:
Babies don’t need teeth to start weaning. Once they’re able to chew, their gums will be hard enough to mash soft or ripe foods. At first, they may be more interested in squeezing, licking and sucking food to find out how it works.
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