What is an easy way to make my baby eat his frist soild food?

Linette - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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He is having a hard time with figuring out how to eat it and i wanted to know if there was any tips

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Nikki - posted on 06/21/2010

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More then likely he isnt ready for solids.

Can he sit up on his own??
Is he interested in food... do you notice him wanting what you are eating??

Those are signs he is ready

But if he is instantly pushing the food back out... he is NOT ready, so give in a couple weeks and try again

Nowadays it is recommended you wait til 6 months, and you dont need to start with cereal you can start with veggies, just only intro one at a time so if theyre are allergies you can pinpoint what is causing the reaction

Mandie - posted on 06/21/2010

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He may be too young right now to be starting on solids. My daughter was eager to try them at 4 months as well, but it turned out she just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. After 3 or 4 tries, we gave up and she was happy with breastfeeding from then on. We started her again a month and a half later and she has taken to it wonderfully.

Brandy - posted on 06/15/2010

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Babies don't need solids until they are close to 6 months of age. If he is refusing it, he is not ready yet. You should never have to make your baby eat, it should always be his choice.

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I would say if your son is struggling he probably isn't ready for solids yet - give him a couple of weeks and try again. Are you giving him pureed food (banana and apple are great purees to start with as is sweet potato). Keep trying though he will get it it is just a longer process for some children than others.

Rebecca - posted on 06/15/2010

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How old is your son?

If he's younger than 6 months, he doesn't need to be on solid foods now anyway, which may be why he's not sure what to do with it. Some babies aren't even ready for solids until they're nine months; it's really dependent on their coordination and how many teeth they have. So - if he's younger than six months, do NOT give him solid food. His digestive system isn't ready, and he'll lose nutrients if you do.

Otherwise, it might just be the foods you're giving him are a little out of his capability to chew. Start with things like mashed bananas, applesauce, mashed avocado, mashed potato - if you can mash it, he can eat it.

Sometimes it helps if you show him how to eat it - spoon a little applesauce in to your mouth and make a big production out of it - lots of happy faces and "yum yum!" sounds will make him want to mimic what mommy is doing.

Deborah - posted on 06/15/2010

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how is ur baby boy.cause my had to wait until he 5 months to eat solid foods.and also matters if it clumps of food cause he wouldnt be able to swallow that.
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