It can take 8-20 trials for your baby to accept a new food item. If your baby won't eat what you're offering on the first try, don’t lose hope. Offer it again in a few days.
Your baby will give you clear signs when he's ready to move to solid foods. Some of the cues to look for are holding his head up, making chewing motions, showing significant weight gain (birth weight has doubled), and showing interest in food.
Your baby's appetite will vary from one feeding to the next. If your baby turns his head away from food, or refuses to open up for the next bite, he probably had enough so avoid force-feeding him.
The viruses that cause colds are spread by sneezing, coughing and hand contact. A healthy balanced diet and plenty of sleep will help build your child's immune system and fight off cold.