Wondering when to add solid foods to your baby’s menu? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization and other leading health authorities, most babies are ready to master the skills required to eat solid foods by the time they reach 6 months of age. This is also the age at which the iron stores a baby acquired at birth start to become depleted, making it the perfect time to start introducing your little one to iron-rich sources of foods.
Your baby will also start to show you that he’s ready to add new foods to his diet. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that your baby is ready for solids if: