Milk is great, but when you put that fork full of pasta in your mouth, your babies little limbs start moving and their little mouths start drooling. These are signs that your little people may be ready to expand their appetite. Around 4 months you may notice your little darlings show interest in food. Once given the okay by your pediatrician to start feeding them food it is time to bring out the high chairs. They always recommend starting with rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula, but my twins HATED it so we went straight to mixing them with fruits and vegetables.
The first feed is most likely going to get messy so be prepared. Make sure you try one food at a time for a few days to check for potential food allergies. Adding food to your babies diet may cause some stomach upset such as constipation or diarrhea. I suggest keeping prunes readily available and also giving water along with food to help their small digestive systems. Water down juice before giving it to your little ones. Juice can sometimes be too harsh on your little ones tummies. If diarrhea does occur, replenish their little bodies with fluids. Pedialyte is what is recommended to refuel there electrolytes giving them minerals and nutrients.
For the first time sitting in their high chairs being fed what is to them seemingly unusual food can cause any baby to become apprehensive. Make eating fun and entertaining by singing songs, making faces, using hand puppets, whatever encourages your little people to eat. For some reason, my children only wanted to eat their food once I tasted it because of this I now have the greatest poker face EVER! Whatever you do, make sure you make the experience enjoyable. The more they enjoy it, the more likely they are to be good eaters.