Has your baby recently turned four months old? Is he already showing signs of disinterest in breast milk? Are you confused regarding what to feed him? If you relate to any of these situations, then you must give this post a read.
After four months, you will notice that your baby has become more active than before. He will be keen to explore his surroundings. Also, his stomach will grow bigger. It means that you can now introduce solid foods in his diet.
Introducing solid foods in your baby’s life is no less than a milestone. It lays the foundation for healthy eating habits. So how can you begin with solid foods?
Your baby must have lost the ‘tongue thrust reflex’ by the time he is four months of age. Thrust reflex prevents infants from choking. It also causes them to push the food out of their mouths. If your baby seems unsatisfied after milk feeds, then probably it is the time to introduce him to solid foods. See if your baby is interested in the food or not. If your child stares and grabs your food at dinnertime, then he is ready for some variety. The baby should be able to sit well without any support. Your child needs a good neck control to eat solid foods. It will enable him to swallow his food efficiently. The 4 months of baby food should consist of solids.
Here are the top 10 ideas for 4-month baby food old as he begins his journey into solid foods.
1. Baby Cereal
4. Butternut Squash
5. Sweet Potato