After you have a baby, the next few months can be somewhat of a blur. One day it feels like it's all going so fast, the next you're counting down the hours until bedtime by 9 a.m., making it hard to keep track of all the milestones, like when your baby begins to eat solid foods. That can be a scary transition — I mean, they have no teeth, how can they chew? Not to fear, these clues will tell you if your kid is really ready for solids. I checked in with some pediatricians and did some of my own research to see what signs babies give to let us know they're really ready to be off the all-liquid diet (and who could blame them?).
Some signs are pretty standard and your pediatrician should let you know when they're ready to eat solids, but according to the What To Expect website (which is basically the parenting bible), your child should be between 4 and 6 months of age before you even try giving them anything solid. But some of these clues are not so standard or obvious, especially to first-time parents. So check out these signs to see if your little one is ready to try to eat their meal from a spoon.