Although the American Academy of Pediatrics maintains waiting 4 to 6 months before introducing solid foods to your baby, new research has shown that parents do not need to focus so much on when to introduce foods as what types of foods can be introduced. One of the most common first foods in Western Culture is rice-based infant cereal. However, many families are looking to alternative choices. Below are some fresh fruit and vegetable options that may help you avoid limiting your baby to traditional rice cereal beginnings:
apple, avocado, apricot, banana, mango, nectarine, papaya, peach, pear, plum, prune, pumpkin
carrots, green beans, peas, squash, sweet potato, yams
Article: 20 options of 1st Foods for Babies – Moving Beyond Infant Cereal (baby.about.com)
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