But how do you know when your little one is ready for a new food experience? And what should you be feeding him in the meantime to optimize his health? To aid in your food shopping and preparation, here's a guide organized by age group, along with some suggested menus for daily dining (see "Meals for a Day").
One of the thrills of being a parent is watching your child take that first spoonful of mushy baby food. It's a milestone you'll never forget, and as he advances to chunkier solids and eventually real family meals, both Baby's and Mom's pleasure increase.