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.
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").