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How Do I Start Solids with Little Spoon?
How Do I Start Solids with Little Spoon?

Initiating the Solids Journey with Little Spoon

Updated over a week ago

Taking the first step towards introducing solids can be as exciting as it is daunting. Little Spoon makes this transition smooth and memorable for both you and your baby. Here’s a simple guide to beginning your solids journey:

Starting with a Gentle Approach:

  • Using Your Finger as a Spoon: Initially, you might find it helpful to use your clean finger instead of a spoon. It’s warm, soft, and familiar to your baby, making it an ideal tool for introducing the very first bite of puree.

  • Introducing the First Bite: Dip your fingertip into the puree, gently touching it to your baby’s lips. Offer a small amount on your fingertip for the next few bites, observing their reaction to this new experience.

Observing Your Baby’s Reactions:

  • Tongue Thrust Reflex: If your baby pushes the food out with their tongue, it might indicate that the tongue thrust reflex is still active. In this case, it's advisable to wait a bit longer before trying again.

  • Interpreting Facial Expressions: Expect a range of cute and funny faces as your baby explores new tastes. These initial reactions are more about the novelty of the experience than a dislike for the food.

Capturing the Moment:

  • Don’t miss out on documenting this milestone. Have your phone ready to capture your baby's very first taste of solids.

Selecting Your First Babyblends: Little Spoon offers a variety of purees that are perfect for starting solids. These include milder flavors and smooth textures suitable for babies as young as 4 months:

  • Apple

  • Guava

  • Mango

  • Pear

  • Peach

  • Banana

  • Butternut Squash

  • Parsnip

  • Purple Carrot

  • Sweet Potato

  • Carrot

  • Golden Beet

Introducing Flavors:

  • You can introduce these flavors one at a time to monitor your baby’s response. As they become accustomed to solids, feel free to mix single-ingredient purees to create simple blends, offering a wider range of tastes.

Key Takeaway: The beginning of your baby’s solids journey is about exploration and learning. With Little Spoon, you can introduce a world of flavors in a gentle, responsive manner, laying the foundation for healthy eating habits.

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