when did your baby start on jars of food ?

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Jacinta - posted on 09/15/2009

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My daughter is turning 4 months on Sunday and I have already started her on solids. She was wanting to be fed her bottles far too often.

Nina - posted on 09/04/2009

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all babies are different....don't listen to the doctors, they always feed you garbage...like my kids doc said to not start potty training her until 3...she's 2 and loves the potty...you will know when your child is ready to take on a new milestone...my daughter started eating from jars at 6 months..I started with one a day and with formula still....o and by the way always start with that gooky ceareal junk first!

Victoria - posted on 09/04/2009

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At 6 months I introduced jars now and again as it can be much more convenient if you are out and about.

Deborah - posted on 09/03/2009

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At the 4 month visit doc said I could and did. He just seemed to want to eat what we were eating. I slowly started stage 1 fruits & veggies, trying something new every 3 days for allergic reactions, while giving oatmeal cereal (doc said it would help with constipation). I also gave diluted juice around the 4 month to help with consitipation too. Now at 6 months, we just started stage 2 foods at dinner. He really seems to love everything. For lunch he still gets a stage 1 fruit & veggie. Trying to ease him into stage 2.

Theresa - posted on 09/03/2009

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My daughter Tatum started ceral at 3.5 months and fruits and veggis at 4.5 months. When your child stars watching you eat and grabbing for your fork and drink its time to inrtoduce solid foods.

Heather - posted on 09/03/2009

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I actually started mixing jar foods at 4 months.. He seems to like the cereal mixed with the jar food alot better!

Ceci - posted on 09/02/2009

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I started my son with ceral when he was 4 months and he started with the jars when he was 5. You can usually tell when they are ready for something else besides milk. Ask your doctor for approval though..

Kimberly - posted on 09/02/2009

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i plan to exclusively breast feed until 4-6 months
4-6 months cereal
6+ months jar food
8-9+ months table food

Tammy - posted on 09/02/2009

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I started both my kids at around 5 months. Just wanted to put it out there that making your own baby food is much better for them and cheaper too :)

Sonia - posted on 09/02/2009

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my baby girl starting eating cereal at 3 months and at 4 months she started eating jar food (veggies and fruits)

Kerry - posted on 09/02/2009

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i started my son on vegetables at 7 months. My doctor told me that starting them on food 2 soon can give them allergies 2 certain foods. My son is almost 8 months old now, and he is still on the basic vegetables, and has only tried a few fruits. they will not be picky eaters if u start late!

Amanda - posted on 09/01/2009

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i am not big on takeing things slow my goal is to have my son off baby food and on normal food (nothing crazy just basics) by age one because it is first of all less expencive and also exposeing him to foods at young ages will preven pickey todlers i started my son on rice cearial at twon months old on the spoon and everything and it helped him sleep throught the night and i am starting him on jar fruits and vegies and also apple juice mixed with water now but try new things isolated to look out for reactions but never give then high risk alergy foods like berrys penuts honey fish eggs tomatos or chocolate

Nicole - posted on 09/01/2009

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I started my son on cereal around 4 months old. Then introduced baby food when he was 6 months old. One per wk. Alternating between fruits and veggies. He got his first two teeth when he was 5 1/2 month old. By the time he was 10 months he had 8 teeth and eating table food. He is now 11 1/2 months old and growing so fast. But I would consult your dr. every baby is different. :)

Danielle - posted on 09/01/2009

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My daughter was aroung 4 months old. She was hungry all the time and would go through at least 13 to 15 bottles a day. So I started her on rice then food. She is great now. Some ppl say to wait until a certain age but personaly I think it all depends on your baby. what he or she is ready for. Only you know for sure.

Kellie - posted on 09/01/2009

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I started Becca on baby rice at 4 months, now she is nearly 6 months she has three to four meals a day. I do get her the dried food that you add her bottle too. But i hope to start her on some pureed carrot or fruit soon. She loves her food..

Tonya - posted on 09/01/2009

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I started at 6 months...and make sure u start with veggies first because once they taste the sweet fruit they won't want veggies anymore....and make sure u feed them the same kind for at least two weeks to make sure they don't have a reaction to it.

Stephanie - posted on 09/01/2009

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I think it definately depends on your baby. My daughter is 6 months 1 week and she will not eat food. Ive tried cereal and a few types of veggies and fruits but she just isnt ready. The doctor says thats fine because for the first year food is just supplemental and they get all of their nutrients from formula anyway. So mainly I think its whatever you and your baby are comfortable with. Good luck!

Tricia - posted on 09/01/2009

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I actually started giving my daughter rice cereal at about 3 months and veggies and fruits at 4 months (introducing all of the fruits and veggies one by one for about 4-5 days at a time just to make sure she didnt have any allergies, or digestion issues) so far so great!!

Nikaela - posted on 09/01/2009

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depends on when your ready. my little boy was on porridge at 6 weeks old and that was due to because he was big at birth i felt as though milk wasnt filling him enough and he now 14 month old and he fine.

Meredith - posted on 08/31/2009

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We breastfed exclusively for the first six months, then on his 6-mo birthday, he had his first jar of veggies. I introduced him to a couple of veggies before any fruits so that he would get used to their flavor. He still loves his veggies and he's 15 mos now!

Elizabeth - posted on 08/31/2009

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i started my son on baby food last month hes now 4 months old and loving fruits...the bottle just wasn't enough for him even with the cerial in it...so now we mix oatmeal with his fruits and he eats the stuff like its going out of style..hes 15 lbs 11oz and 25 1/4 inches long as of monday

Courtney - posted on 08/31/2009

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i started my daughter at 5 months she jus wasnt sleepin well so wen i started her on farex she was sleepin pretty much all the way thru, i have been doing my own puree by the vegies and fruit and u know how much nutrients they are getting zuccini is a good one for savoury

good luck

Luan - posted on 08/31/2009

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i started both mine about 4 mths but with fruit puree cause they get sweet taste buds first then go on to bland things like hot pots or cassoroles.

Chris - posted on 08/31/2009

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6 months old is the norm. But if your baby isn't getting enough from formula alone, our doctor said we could start at 4 months with our second daughter. But you may want to check with the babies doctor to see if your child is ready sooner than 6 months.

Bekkii - posted on 08/31/2009

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my son was 4mths old when he would have one jar aday they told me to wait as close 2 the 6mths as pos but at 4mths he was showin interest and would often cry hungry,after 8bottels aday n lots of wakin in the night i new that it might help n it did , hes now nearly 10mths n has 3meals 2pudins n 4bottels in a 24hour period, he loves bananas n weetbix with rasns dont disapoint either! x

Melissa - posted on 08/31/2009

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I agree with most of these replies. I started all three of my babies on rice & veggies around 4 months. I left them on only veggies for a full month before introducing fruits. My girls (now 3 and 5) will still eat all their veggies including Brussels Sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, and most others. I also make most of my own baby food, saving tons of money. It also allows for more variety of foods. At meal times, I just pop whatever I'm making into the processor and POOF! Baby food.

My pediatricians all approved of my choices, commended them even. I'm also enrolling in classes soon to become a licensed nutritionist.

Good luck!

Brooke - posted on 08/31/2009

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My son was around 4 months old, maybe a little sooner. I still give him a bottle in between feedings. I normally start with oatmeal cereal for breakfast...and veggie and fruit for lunch and supper. Chaysen is also on meats, like ham and turkey baby food.
He started drinking from a sippie cup when he turned 6 months old.

Cathi - posted on 08/31/2009

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Once you have tried and tested all the single grain cereals you can start introducing jar food. Best to start with veggies as the after the sweet fruit they may not want the not so sweet veggies. It can take about three weeks of cereals before started veggies...you want to make sure there are no ill effects. Don't forget, not sleeping well is an ill effect.

BethAnn - posted on 08/31/2009

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oh the carrot trick did wonders for me too! but to avoid any orange stains in public, I also used chilled celery sticks, thick to prevent gagging but short enough to grip. My girl loves them to this day at 18 months old

Charmaine - posted on 08/31/2009

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my son was 3 and a half months when he started eatin from the jars waitin till they r 6 months is stupid if u feel ur child is ready then give him soilid food

Nicole - posted on 08/30/2009

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I started my son on baby oatmeal when he was 2 months and then went to baby food when he was 3 months and he eats oatmeal in the morning with a bottle and a jar of baby food at supper time with a bottal and then anything inbetween he has a bottal and he seems like he is a lot fuller doing it this way. We give him 2 in baby food and he is almost 4 months old and he weighs about 20lbs and was only 6lbs 4oz when he was born.

Stacey - posted on 08/30/2009

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Both of my boys I started right at four months. I think the recommended age is four to six months. My boys, however, were ready for baby food by four months, and they both were in childcare and four months was the age that they started introducing baby food as well.

Becca - posted on 08/30/2009

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we started our girls on cereal around 5 months and jarred fruits and veggies around 6 months. they both took to it quickly, by 6 1/2 or 7 months soft pieces of bread or chunks of soft potato were great. also those little mesh baggy things you can buy are great - put a hunk of strawberry or mango or cooked baby carrot inside and they can gnaw on it without worrying about them choking!

Rayna - posted on 08/30/2009

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I started our daughter early - 3 months. We started really slow. One kind of food/veggie per week. She really got into the food around 5 months.

Catherine - posted on 08/30/2009

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6.5 months is when my son started solids.



Breastmilk has everything your baby needs for the first six months, but ultimately you should watch your baby and not the calendar.

Angela - posted on 08/29/2009

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my doctor approved my son for rice cereal at 3 months nursing on demand wasn't fulfilling so that helped and he started jar food a month later now 2 months later only stage 2 jar food and a FULL 8 oz bottle can hold him for maybe 6 hours im starting to think that the whole eating early thing backfired on me=/

Cassandra - posted on 08/29/2009

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My son was just 4 months when we started with solids...Hes was and still is a big boy!

Sabrina - posted on 08/29/2009

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We started on baby cereal, oatmeal, and jars of food around 5 months. Then at about 6 months we started on gerber puffs and yogart melts, he got his bottom 2 teeth in at 5 1/2 months and they worked wonders for occupying him and satisfying him in between meals.

Alexis - posted on 08/29/2009

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My lil dude just started rice at 4 months... Im going to give him a little while befor i give him baby food...

Kira - posted on 08/29/2009

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i am not starting my son on cereal until 6 months and then won't start on jar food until my doc said he able to.

Courtney - posted on 08/29/2009

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He was eating rice cereal at 2months, and carrots at 3months :). I tried him with green beans and he reacted :(. Now he is 3.5 months, and he's also eating peas, apple sause and I gave him oatmeal for the first time today.

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