Your baby is able to sit up with some support, and starts to keep their head stable, however it’s normal for them to still lose balance and roll over. They will be able to push themselves up with straight arms and can turn their head to look around whilst on their tummy. They will also start to grasp for objects voluntarily.
First foods such as Wafers and purées will help babies learn how to gum, chew and swallow and to move food inside their mouths. At this stage your little one will be able to use their tongue to move food towards the back of their mouth. They will have developed the swallow reflex to allow them to swallow food once it is in the back of their throat.
Babies are born with a preference for sweet food and so they really don’t need much help to like sweeter tastes and flavours. That’s why it’s a good idea to offer first foods from a range of tastes such as umami (bitter tastes), sour and savoury flavours. Vegetables are an ideal way to help familiarise baby with a variety of flavours from their very first mouthful. Importantly familiarisation with foods such as vegetables has been shown to increase acceptance and help avoid fussing eating habits later on in life.