Baby Food, Fruits or Vegetables?

Jenna - posted on 12/29/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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When did you start feeding your baby, baby food? What did you start with Fruits or Vegetables?

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Carli - posted on 01/02/2010

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We started on porridge at 15weeks and last week (16 wks) went onto carrots. . . .its apples and pears next!

Kelly - posted on 01/02/2010

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i just started a little before my dtr's 6 month bday! we started with some oatmeal (happy bellies) and some applesause mixed in..the oatmeal is really gross...she is now dry heaving when i try to feed it to her so now she is just eating fruit and veggies (earths best)

Nikki - posted on 01/01/2010

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i started wiv fruits but sum say start wiv veg cos wen bby gets used to the sweet taste they will b less accomodation to the savoury flavour but suprisingly mine loves em both s much as eachother ... but good veg to go with is carrots it has natural sweetners bbys tend to love it :)

Amber - posted on 12/30/2009

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I started with fruits (applesauce) once i got through all the fruits, We moved on to yellow and orange veggies and then green. He eats them all. The only thing we found he doesn't like is peaches. lol. Good luck.

Michelle - posted on 12/30/2009

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I started baby rice cereal at 4 months, fed him that for a week and then started him with vegetable so I can avoid the sweet tooth problem. So far I have done Edammame, Avocavdo, Sweet potato and at 6 months (today) I gave hime Banana with rice cereal mixed into it! My son loooved the sweet potato, so now i mix it with his cereal in the morning (rice cereal is soo bland!)

Renae - posted on 12/30/2009

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I was told to start with vegies because the frucose in fruits more difficult to digest - according to my local child health nurse.

Stephanie - posted on 12/29/2009

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I have made all of our son's food, except for the cereal. We started our son on cereal first. Then we started on fruit, one at a time, mixing it with his cereal. I went a week between each new fruit until I had introduced my son to bananas, peaches, pears and apples. then I started on veggies - sweet potatoes, squash and carrots. Our son didn't (and still doesn't) tolerate green veggies... the doctor said it's likely the high iron content. Now our son eats pretty well everything and since he's 8 months old and able to eat some finger foods, I mash instead of puree his food. And we only go 3 days between each new food now that his tummy is getting a little more mature. We also have him on Baby Mum Mums and Gerber Graduates puffs. But we found it much much cheaper to make our own baby food... example: it costs about $10 for 3 or 4 bunches of bananas, which makes about 3 or 4 weeks of banana puree/mash, as opposed to 80 cents/jar of bought bananas. A really great website for info on making your own baby food is www.wholesomebabyfood.com. Good luck!

Tammy - posted on 12/29/2009

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I have heard to start with green veggies and only introduce one at a time a few days apart to ensure no allergies. This is something that i am also starting to look at with having a 2 month old! We are also trying to decide if we are going to make our own fruits and veggies or purchase them!

Jennifer - posted on 12/29/2009

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I started with fruits because they seem to be smoother. Some people say they start with veggies because they don't want their little one to develop a sweet tooth but my son has tried all the fruits and veggies and actually prefers veggies!! He was about 4 months old when I started him on rice cereal and about 5 months for fruits and veggies. You can start with either one just make sure you only give one at a time for a few days to make sure you little one is not allergic!!

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