When is the best time to introduce solid foods to your baby? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that first time mothers ask on their pediatricians. 23 years ago, I also have asked the same question not to my baby’s doctor but to my mom. My two sons who are now 23 and 14 years old began to eat solid foods at 4 months old. Normally for healthy babies, the recommended time you can start introducing solids little by little is at 4 to 6 months old. However, most studies shown that it’s not about the age, there are cases wherein a four month old baby is still not ready to eat solid foods, therefore it is still best advised to consult your pediatrician.