For the first 12 months of a baby’s life they’ll usually consume breast milk or formula before making a switch to cow’s milk. The first solid food your baby should try (after about seven months or so) should be a tablespoon of infant rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula.
Before switching your child to baby food ask your pediatrician to make sure that it’s appropriate. Never purchase any baby food until after you have read the labels. Pay close attention to nutritional information and expiration dates. Never purchase baby food jars that have broken seals or are otherwise damaged.
Here are some tips to help you shop for baby food.