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Old 09-11-2011, 07:26 PM   #17
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Re: I'm so confused about starting solids. Need guidance.

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Originally Posted by Connor View Post
I wouldn't give cereal as it really has no nutritional value. I would wait for signs of readiness such as: teeth, pincher grasp, and being able to sit up from a laying position. These things usually happen around 9 months. And, your baby doesn't really need anything other than your milk until after a year old
solids are a great way to practice that pincer grasp! So, don't worry if they don't have that down yet. Tons of kids don't get a really good grasp on the grasp (hehe) until 11 months.

I have always heard the signs of readiness are: leaning forward toward spoon, tongue reflex doesn't just push the food back out, sitting relatively unassisted and watching you intently while you eat.
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