- Sitting without support: When you observe that your baby is able to sit in an upright position without any support for his body or head, probably it’s time to introduce solids into his meal routine.
- Curious about food. Baby is curious and eager to be a part of your mealtime and tries to grab any food that you offer him.
- Gaining Weight. When you observe that your baby has gained weight considerably, like doubled his birth weight.
- Losing the “extrusion reflex”. A baby’s mouth and tongue develop with his digestive system. When you see that your baby is able to swallow the food, instead of pushing out of the mouth, it is known as losing the “extrusion reflex” or “tongue-thrust” reflex. This is the time that you should start thinking of introducing solids to your baby’s diet.
Also, do not forget to breastfeed simultaneously till the baby is a year old, for that extra nutrition.
You’re the best judge of when it’s time for both you and your little one to decide the time for weaning. You don’t have to set a deadline and just go with the flow.
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Make sure you look at all the signs of solids readiness as a whole, before taking the plunge. *wink*