You may be surprised to read that we don’t recommend rice cereal as baby’s first food!
What, then, if not rice cereal?
We have covered this topic fairly extensively, and so have others in our community in articles and in books. As such, we will simply link to various resources rather than replicate the information here. We recommend the free online reference Baby’s First Foods Chart created by Annika Rockwell, Certified Nutritionist, for an an overview. Please note that we have a difference of opinion on her recommendation to include vegetable juice. Read our article about why we don’t recommend juicing.
Additional resources are these articles and books:
- Our Nourishing Babies and Toddlers article
- Our How do you define processed foods? article, which focuses on the topic of rice cereal for babies, which we don’t recommend.
- Our What I learned from mothers about baby’s first foods article
- Our Baby’s First Foods – When and What?! article
- Our Food before one is not just for fun article
- Our Is 4 months too early to introduce solid foods? article
- The Nourishing A Growing Baby article published on the Weston A. Price Foundation’s website
- The Baby Led Weaning article by Nourished Kitchen
- The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care book by Sally Fallon Morell and Dr. Thomas Cowan
- The Super Nutrition for Babies book by Katherine Erich and Kelly Genzlinger
- The Nourished Beginnings Baby Food book by Renee Kohler
3 Responses to Resources for Baby’s First Solid Foods
Our daughter wasn’t interested in solids until about 7 months of age. Her first food was soft boiled egg yolk. We followed that with a ground bison mix from our farmer’s market, which contains bison meat, liver, and heart. She loved it! We’re looking forward to telling her later in life that one of her first foods was bison heart.
The rice cereal recommendations are so prevalent with pediatricians and childcare providers. Instead, we are following the guidance to not introduce grains until 2 years of age. We were fortunate to find this website and the linked resources prior to introducing solids.
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