Most babies are ready for solid foods when they're around 6 months old. Until then, your baby will get all the nutrients he needs from breast milk or infant formula.

At the 6-month mark, look for these food-ready signs:
 • He can sit with support and can control his head.
 • He no longer pushes food out of his mouth.
 • He can close his lips over a spoon.
 • He can move food with his tongue from the front to the back of his mouth.

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