Your Baby's First Foods
Breast milk or formula? Which solids and when? Whether you're pregnant or a new parent, this guide answers your questions about what to feed your baby from birth to age 1.
5. Keep it interesting As your baby hones his eating skills, keep him challenged with new tastes and textures. Follow these guidelines on when to introduce certain foods:
> Meat after the age of 7 months
> Mashed table foods (sweet potatoes, well-cooked carrots and soft fruits are good choices) at 8 months
> Soft, diced finger foods at 9 months
> Cheese after 9 months
> Whole milk and honey at 12 months
> Whole eggs at 2 years (as long as there is no family history of egg allergy)
By his first birthday, your tiny, milk-drunk newborn will be transformed into a competent eater, ruler of the highchair and ready for cake. Which is, of course, a whole new challenge.