Many parents, especially new parents, struggle to change their baby’s formula to a later stage.
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE
Every box of formula has the ages on it. Choose the one that baby is in.
SHOULD I MOVE UP IN THE STAGES?
Yes. As a child grows and changes, so do his nutritional requirements. To ensure your baby is getting all of the nutrients he needs to grow and thrive, we recommend using the stage of formula that corresponds with his age. Formula manufacturers like Holle, Lebenswert, HiPP and Loulouka have spent many years perfecting formulations to ensure every stage of your baby’s dietary needs is met.
THERE IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE IN THE LATER STAGES THAT WOULD WARRANT A SWITCH ON A SPECIFIC DATE. YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD, OR BEHIND A FEW WEEKS
Start a week before the date on the box. If it’s time to go to stage 2 at 6 months, a week before she turns 6 months, start on the new formula. Since every baby’s different, it’s not an exact science. Giving her more energy will help her grow and get active faster. Consult your pediatrician to ensure your baby is healthy, but otherwise, the age guidelines are just guidelines.
WHEN SHOULD BABIES EAT SOLID FOODS?
By 6 months, your baby will usually be eating solid foods. Within a month or two, he’ll be eating almost anything that’s small enough for his little mouth.
Some babies grow a little faster and need solid food even sooner. Speak to your pediatrician, but you can add a little baby rice cereal to her bottle to keep her from getting hungry quite so quickly. Chances are, if she tolerates it and it helps, your doctor won’t care.
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