Fun Ways to Feed Your Baby Solid Foods

three jars of baby food

Eating solids is not always the most natural new activity for baby – here are 10 ways to make it more fun for you both.

Take Off the Pressure

a baby smiling while being fed solid food

For the first year most of baby’s calories should be coming from breast milk or infant formula—solid food is just icing. This means that if you wee one clamps his lips or would rather finger paint with the puree you lovingly made, it’s OK. Don’t push anything—it should be relaxed. If baby’s not interested, just move on to the next thing and keep trying gently, without tears—she’ll eventually want to eat food.

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About Katie Quirk Dunyon

I'm a married mom of two living in Seattle, WA. I have a seven-year-old little boy, a first grader! He's a fairly reserved kid and all about Legos and building sets. Then I have a little girl who will be three at the end of February. She's a tiny thing but a big ham; we call her our clown. They're a lot of work but also a ton of fun. I love to eat, cook, and run (in that order). But at the end of the day, give me a spot on the couch and a little bit of TV or a good book, I'm done!
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