Start simple: along with iron-fortified cereal, baby’s first solids can be single foods like mashed banana or avocado, or cooked and pureed apple, pear, pumpkin or potato.
Once baby is enjoying lots of fruit and vegies, introduce some fresh beef, lamb, pork or chicken (not pickled, salted or smoked). Mix meat with vegetables or even fruits like apple or pear.
Gradually try more foods and textures. When baby’s teeth arrive, try flaky loose fish, mashed legumes and couscous. Include berries, citrus and stone fruit that has been deseeded and mashed.