Step 5: Know what to avoid
If you’ve dipped your baby’s spoon back in the container, throw out the food when you’re done. Skip any foods that are chunky or will make your baby have to chew. Cow’s milk food, like yogurt or cheese, may be harder to digest in the first few months of eating, so talk with your provider about the best time to try those. Finally, eating honey can cause infant botulism—a rare but serious disease—so hold off on any food containing honey until baby turns one.