Get ready for life to get a bit messy. If your baby is between four and six months old, it’s time to introduce solid foods. At this age your little one is probably able to sit upright without too much help and may be able to hold their own neck and head up quite well.
Your little one’s digestive system is also developed enough to tackle solids and they have probably started showing an interest when you’re eating.
It’s important to know that breast or formula feeding should continue while introducing solids, and should remain your baby’s primary source of liquid until 12 months. Introduce other liquids as follows:
At 6 months: Cooled boiled water can be offered in a cup.
At 9 months: Cow’s milk can be offered in small amounts on cereal, but not as a main milk source.
At 12 months: Breast or formula feeding may continue, but cow’s milk can now be used as a main milk source.Reduced fat milks are not recommended for children under 2 years.