The World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend introducing baby food no sooner than 6 months. A baby who is ready to start eating baby food will display these signs:
- Can keep their neck up and sit up without support.
- No longer has the tongue-thrust reflex (this is when they push foods out with their tongues). Fun fact: the mouth and tongue develop in sync with the digestive system, so once their tongues are ready, their bellies are, too.
- Is expressing interest in solids by turning towards the spoon and grabbing food with their hands.