When should I transition my baby to solid foods? What Cerebelly products are best for this?Updated 2 years ago
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6 months. Every baby is different, though, and it's best to consult your pediatrician.
With that said, between 4 and 6 months, your baby may start showing signs that they're ready to start incorporating solid foods into their diet. These signs include holding their head up on their own and sitting upright with support. They may also begin to show interest in table foods, watching with interest when you eat and attempting to grab food on your plate.
If you are ready to bring Cerebelly into your baby's food journey, the first step is to tell us about your baby by going through our survey. Based on the information you provide, we put together a selection of flavors tailored to their age and the milestones they've reached, whose mix of nutrients supports healthy brain development for that window of time!
As you keep us updated on new milestones, we update our suggested flavors and nutrients to match.
That being said, all Cerebelly flavors are safe and nutritious for babies as soon they're ready to start eating solids! Always talk to your pediatrician before introducing your baby to new types of food.
As a general rule, once the food arrives, start small and be patient. Begin with about a teaspoon of Cerebelly on a spoon or directly on the high chair tray 1 or 2 times per day. If your baby has not yet lost their tongue-thrust reflex, they'll repeatedly push the food back out with their tongue, which indicates they may need a bit more time before they're ready for solid foods.
Many babies prefer to start with very smooth textures, which you can provide by thinning Cerebelly purees with a bit of breastmilk or formula. Gradually increase the amount of puree you offer as your baby becomes more familiar with the act of eating and swallowing.
It’s best to stick with a single flavor over several days of successful feeding before adding more variety. That way you can watch for negative reactions like diarrhea, rash, or vomiting. Also, many studies show that a baby may need to try a new flavor 8 to 10 times over several days before accepting it, so be persistent!