When did you introduce solids to your Little One?
About 90 percent of parents are starting their babies on solids too soon, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. They recommend babies only feed on breast milk or formula until they’re 6 months old, but about 40 percent of parents start feeding solids before the age of 4 months, which could lead to the development of diabetes, obesity, eczema, and celiac disease, among other ailments.
On the other hand, many pediatrics use less strict guidelines when recommending the switch over to solids, like waiting until they’re able to sit up or show interest in what mommy and daddy eat, a marker that often comes before the age of 6 months. Waiting too long, some say, can lead to other developmental obstacles, like aversion to texture or digestive issues.
As a parent to a growing baby/tot, we’re curious, What do you think? When did you start your Little One on solids and what did your pediatrician say?