Is your baby ready to transition to solid foods? Get ready for this meaningfull (but messy!) milestone by making sure you have all the essentials.
Written by: Jessica Diamond, MPH, RDN
Is your baby ready to transition to solid foods? Get ready for this meaningfull (but messy!) milestone by making sure you have all the essentials below. Introducing solids may sound simple in theory, but there is actually a lot you’ll need to think through to make this transition a smooth one. Check out our Feeding Your Baby Solids course and article Starting Your Baby on Solids article for additional insights and strategies to set your baby up for success.
Disclaimer: You may be wondering why we don’t encourage the use of sippy cups. We recommend avoiding hard-spout sippy cups or transitional nipples because they have been shown to inhibit proper muscle development in the mouth. Even the Munchkin 360 cup, which we used to recommend because it was a nice, spill-proof cup, has been shown to create muscle imbalances in kids’ mouths. Open-lid and straw-cup feeding is so important for your baby, so just stick with those!
5 Ways We Manage the Mess:
Want to learn more about the basics of feeding your baby and thrive when it comes to feeding solids? Take our Feeding your Baby Solids Course. It covers ALL the topics, answers questions you didn’t even know you had, and it’s all broken down into short, easy to understand videos for you to watch on your own time and at your own pace, even while doing the dishes. For babies 3+ months old. We cannot recommend it enough!
And check out our podcast episode, Feeding Your Baby Solids: Breaking Down the Myths for more insight into nutrition and best practices for raising a healthy, well-rounded eater from the start!