September 26, 2019 3 min read
By: Hillary Bennetts
When it comes time to start introducing solids, most parents feel some combination of excited and nervous. It’s exciting to think about exposing your little one to new flavors and textures, but the possibility of adverse reactions from food allergies or choking can be intimidating. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help guide the process and make your experience and enjoyable one.
Hillary Bennetts is the founder and owner of Purposeful Plate Nutrition. A member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, she provides nutrition consulting services to individuals and businesses. Hillary holds a BA in Economics from Washington and Jefferson College, an MBA from Emory University, and an NC from Bauman College. A marathoner, mountain climber, and mama, she lives in Colorado with her husband, son, and golden retriever.
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