Welcome to my blog!

I am a first time mom-to-be just trying to organize the wealth of information I’ve been reading about. This blog contains my notes, thoughts, and must-have products I’ve come across as I’ve been reading parenting books and magazines.

I hope that you and your baby can benefit from the parenting tips I’ve compiled. Throughout this blog, I will refer to baby as “he” rather than “he/she” since I am preparing for a little guy of my own. All comments and advice from other moms out there are welcome! Happy parenting!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

How do I know when my baby is ready for solid foods?

Here are some tips to determine if your baby is ready for solid foods (from a Gerber pamphlet):

Gerber suggests your baby for solids (purees and baby cereals) if he meets most of the following criteria:

- Baby weighs more than twice his birth weight

- Baby sits with help or support

- Baby has good head control

- Baby still seems hungry after 8-10 feedings

- Baby turns his head when he’s full

- Baby seems interested in your food

- Baby moves his tongue forward when his lips are touched

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