The Mayo Clinic on Introducing your Baby to Solid Foods
Solid foods are a big step for a baby. Find out when and how to make the transition from breast milk or formula to solid foods.
How do you know when your baby is ready to transition to solid foods? Most babies are ready to start having solid food introduced into their diets with-in 4 to 6 months of age. They will start showing some interest is what you eat and respond to spoons by opening their mouths. Though some foods like cow’s milk, citrus, honey or corn syrup shouldn’t be fed to children under the age of 1.
It is important that you introduce them slowly and to some foods before others. Some foods Some foods that are considered highly allergenic, you may want to try giving your baby a first taste at home, rather than at a restaurant.
The Pediatricians and Dietitians at the Mayo have put together a very helpful and authoritative overview on making this transition smoothly. They cover the above issues and a number of others that will give you a very solid grounding on the this important child rearing issue.