Why I Empathize With Parents’ Concerns About Introducing Solids to Their Babies

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I had made up my mind after all the research that I will introduce solids for my little one only after he turns 6 months old. When he turned 5 months old, I started getting worried and nervous, thinking I just have one month. I wondered how I was going to start. I cannot express my feeling in words, but it felt like I had my final exams in one month.

I was mostly scared about constipation and my baby’s growth. I was happy and satisfied  until 6 months with his adequate growth, so I wished it to continue the same way. I started talking to all the grandmoms, moms, especially new moms, and dads for their experiences, and I actually got loads of suggestions. I was really impressed that they actually remembered each step of it. Everyone loved sharing their experiences, and I cannot thank them enough for it.

The best advice I got was to listen to everyone, and in the end, go with your instinct, and that I agree with completely because it was definitely not just some advice, it proved true in my case. No one knows a baby as his mom does. I did what my instinct told me to do for my baby, and I was proud of the choices I made when I started feeding my little one solid foods. I overcame both the fears I had initially; about constipation and growth in my baby.

I am sure you are wondering how I started solids, what exactly fed my baby, etc. Sorry parents, I think you should go with your instincts rather follow exactly what others followed. But definitely try to know what’s best for your baby from all the sources possible. That’s all I have to write about starting solids for babies. And, after the baby turns a year-old, it is a totally different experience.

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