A baby is typically not ready for solids until at least 6+ months. Their GI systems are underdeveloped until then and they need to have specific motor skills for safety. A 4 month old baby is still not ready for purees and a 2 month old doesn’t need rice cereal in their milk.
Signs that a baby is developmentally ready for solids include:
1. Baby can sit up well without support.
3. Baby is ready and willing to chew
4. Baby is developing a “pincher” grasp, where he picks up food or other objects between thumb and forefinger. The grasp will not be fully developed until childhood but should be present.
5. Baby is eager to participate in mealtime and may try to grab food and put it in their mouth
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