You'll be able to spot when your baby is ready to eat if you include him in mealtime. Even if...
You'll be able to spot when your baby is ready to eat if you include him in mealtime. Even if he's not on solids yet, he can join you at the table once in a while in his highchair.
- He'll look at your food longingly or worse make a go for it. Little ones start to get interested in real food at around 5 to 8 months usually and show it by staring at your food or by trying to grab what you're eating.
- He shuns nursing more often. Not exactly shuns nursing, but he'll start looking around vs. eating like mad when he's breastfeeding.
- He'll have great head control and the ability to sit up with support.
- He can control his tongue. Until the age of 4 to 6 months your baby won't be able to move food around with his tongue. If you feed your baby too soon you'll know because he'll continually push food out of his mouth instead of moving some back toward his throat.