Ready for solids or not?
DS is six months old, and I can't quite tell if he's ready for solids or not, so I thought I'd get ya'll's opinions.
Here are the reasons why I think he might be ready for solids:
- He sits well on his own (still falls over, but mostly because he lost interest in staying upright or because he wants a toy that's just out of his reach).
- He's very interested at mealtime. He frequently makes grabs at my or DH's plate, especially at the food that's on the plate (which led to a very interesting situation the night we had soup!).
Reasons I think he might not be ready for solids:
- He chews on his thumb regularly, but I'm not sure he'd be willing to chew food.
- I can't tell if he's lost the tongue thrust reflex yet.
- He still uses a palmer grasp, not a pincer grasp.
If I were to try offering him solids, should I offer purees or small bits? If small bits, how small should the be?
My copy of The Womanly Art is loaned out at the moment, or I'd be consulting it.
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