HOw old was ur baby when u started feeding her/him with baby foods?

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Rebecca - posted on 01/12/2010

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My son didn't start solids until about 10 mo. We never did baby food either, straight to table food, he eats regular meals with us. I waited until he showed interest in the food, he did not want to be spoon fed at all. I also nurse on demand so he really didn't need any food earlier than that. Baby food only seems necessary to me if your baby is on formula, I don't understand the rush to get babies to eat so young..

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2010

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4months. (well probably more like 15weeks)
hv actually used to recommend i fed him solids when he got to 5 months.
he's 1 in 2weeks and doing really well.

Elly - posted on 01/12/2010

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i started weaning my boy at 10 weeks and he loves it and was fine :) soo when ever you think there ready tbh you no your baby

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2010

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Babies shouldn't have honey their first year, because their gut doesn't produce the enzyme to break it down until then. But after that its good for them in tiny amounts I think. I heard you can start babies on baby cereal in tiny amounts mixed with breast milk or formula from three months.

Vicki - posted on 01/11/2010

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We've never fed him 'baby food' and probably never will, we just let him eat food. A week or so before 6 months we started letting him take food off our plates. Now I give him easy to eat foods such as steamed carrot sticks, bean, cucumber, spaghetti to play with, whatever really. He feeds himself, so no spooning of mush required.

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i started my daughter at 2 and a half month to 3 months because she never was satisfied with just her bottle, i started with baby applesauce, baby bananas, and baby rice cearel at night in her bottle. It all depends developmentally where your child is

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2010

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At three months I just started introducing rice cereal into her mid morning and evening bottles. Just one tablespoon for a 4oz bottle. Otherwise it seemed she wasn't satisfied at those hours with just 4oz formula. So far so good. Poops changed a bit but no troubles. I did the same for my 14 year old too. Then slowly added stage 1 stuff to bottles a little at a time.

Heidi - posted on 01/11/2010

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I started my son on cereal at 5 1/2 months, and before that he had been sucking on cantaloupe if we were at restaurants since about 3 months

Dawn - posted on 01/11/2010

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my son is 1month 2 weeks old and eats baby cearal from a spoon every other day cause formula isent doing it for him and the doctor said it was ok longs he can tolarated and he dise fine im gonna give him stage 1 baby foods at 2 15 months thats what i did with my other son hes 9 yeats old and hes fine

Chanda - posted on 01/08/2010

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I know it's suggested to start at 6 months, but started with my son about 5 months. If you're not sure, start by adding a bit of baby cereal to the milk/formula in a bottle - just to thicking it up a little bit. See how that goes and move from there. It will also depend on if your child seems satisfied with the current amount of food or is still hungry.

Kate - posted on 01/07/2010

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i just started my bub on solids and she is 5 1/2 months. you shouldnt feed them before 6 months however i started a lil early bit defently wouldnt start before 5 months as their dejestive system isnt ready for solids and there is also a link with alergic reactions and starting solids early. if u thiink your bub is ready earlier then 6 months i sugest talking to your doctor or health nurse before starting them on solids. hope this helps :D xx

Jamie - posted on 01/07/2010

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I started all 3 of mine at 3 months on cereal and formula or breast milk really watery doc's will say 6 but they are nuts

REBECCA - posted on 01/06/2010

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5 MONTHS OLD I STARTED BABY FOOD AND HES NOW 6 MONTHS OLD WE EVEN STARTED THE CEREAL IN THE BOTTLE AT 4 MONTHS OLD

Sinead - posted on 01/06/2010

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i feed my daughter soild food at 3 months, and i also use a baby food grinder processer thingy and grinded some healthy food i was eating and feed it to her.
babies will tell you when they are ready ffor food.

Minnie - posted on 01/06/2010

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I never gave my daughter pureed glop. She subsisted on my milk alone until 10 months, which was when she began picking up food and feeding herself.

Amanda - posted on 01/06/2010

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Kaitlyn was 3.5 months, formula just wasn't fill her and she wouldn't sleep very long during the day, my Paed / doc said anytime after 4 months was ok

Hannah - posted on 01/06/2010

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His puts my mind at rest William was 10lb 15 born and 3 mths and I gave him baby poridge today

Vicki - posted on 01/05/2010

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About a week before he was 6 months - it was Christmas and easier to keep him occupied with food to play with. The World Health Org recommends nothing other than breastmilk or formula before 6 months so we were planning to stick to that (close enough I think). So far he's played with veges, had a bit of a chew and swallowed a little bit. We're skipping the mush on a spoon thing and doing baby-led solids.

Nancy - posted on 01/05/2010

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It is recommended that children do not eat honey until they are two years old. It is also recommended that you do not put any thickeners in a bottle (rice... or anything..) because your child may choke. Feeding anything except formula or breast milk from a spoon at any age is recommended. Most children start with rice ceral at 4 months... mixed one part rice to four parts formula. From there, possibly trying barly and wheat each mixed the same way about a week apart, to be sure your child does not have allergies. Then, most people start with veggies (so your child does not get the sweet taste for fruit first) somewhere between 5 and 7 months.

Lyssa - posted on 01/05/2010

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it's not recommended until 6-7 months, but my ped told me to start when he was 4 months old. I recommend trying one thing at a time for a couple days to make sure there's no food allergy. If u give them 4 different things in one day and they end up with an allergy it's going to be hard deciphering which food it was. i started out with just cereal mixed with applesauce. He's 5 months now and gets cereal with fruit around noon and then gets a fruit and a veggie in the evening, breastfeeding in between.

Tara - posted on 01/05/2010

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Both of mine started at 4 months, the pediatrician recommended that I use my best judgement...I started with applesauce and cereal and just tried new things every week....Try one thing a week just to find out if there are anyt allergies. Once you have determind if there are any allergies you can start miixing the fruits with the cereal, I found mine liked eating the cereal better with the fruit in it. Also, you can try putting a little cereal in there bottle to help fill them up a bit....Helps them sleep longer at night. You may need a medium or larger nipple for the bottle to help pass the cereal, The gerber nuk bottles are great for this.

Dominique - posted on 01/05/2010

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since my son was 10lbs 12oz when he was born i started feedin him baby food when he turned 3mons....it all depends on u. i kno some ppl who never giv their children baby food. all of my cousin children went from the bottle to table food

Rhia - posted on 01/05/2010

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the dr had me start feeding mine baby food when he was four months because he had great head and tongue control

Coleen - posted on 01/05/2010

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This may vary according to your baby and his or her growth rate. My son was an absolute guts and never seemed satisfied so I started putting farex in his bottle from about 1 1/5 months old. I think at a standard rate I started feeding all of my children from about 4 mths old. Starting with just some baby cereal, I introduced food slowly with all of them preferrably fibre based as I didnt want to place too much stress on their bowels from an early age, as having a constipated baby as we all know is very unbearable for all concerned. Then from about 6 months old I introduced them to some toast with honey or jam on it.None of my children suffered from allergies,thank goodness,but unfortuneatly it is hard to tell until you introduce food into their lives.Once I could see that their bowel movements were still regular and they seem to be managing that ok, I started them on custards,and mashed potato and pumpkin and any soft vegetable that could eat without teeth. Moved onto mince with soft vegies,I didnt introduce them to steak or chicken until they got teeth. Fish was a good chew for them as well as giving them a cooled down chip to suck on. Bread was always popular with them as well,although with all babies just had to watch as they sucked on it that they didnt suck off too much at a time.

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