7 signs your baby is ready for solid foods

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Many babies are ready to start solids between 4 and 6 months. Our video will show you signs to look for before bringing out the jars of baby food or whipping up some of your own. If you're interested in skipping the purees altogether and starting your baby on finger foods, find out more about baby-led weaning.

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1. Your baby has good head control.

2. Loses the reflex to push food out of her mouth.

3. Sits upright.

4. Makes chewing motions.

5. Has doubled her weight since birth and is at least 4 months old.

6. Seems hungry – even with 8 to 10 feedings of breast milk or formula.

7. Is curious about what you’re eating.

Hooray! Your baby has reached a tasty new milestone.

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