Is any if your babies on solids yet?

Gissela - posted on 05/23/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Mine not yet :), so I was wondering how to introduce her to cereal, and some veggies, not rushing at all

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Jodie - posted on 06/05/2009

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my son was born 20 dec and has been on baby rice since he was 3months as milk wasnt enough for him, he is now on 3meals a day aswell as 3bottles, and doing great at it, he took to a spoon really well and now will eat anything although he pulls a face sometimes, he'l still eat it! i found weaning him really easy and putting him on soilds was the best thing i did as hes now more settled! good luck everyone! i hope it goes as well for you as it did for me!

Beth - posted on 06/04/2009

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My son was born 12/29. We started him on cereal in is bottle (Dr. Brown's with a Y nipple) about 2 months ago. He started stage one foods about 2 weeks ago. We introduced one food at a time and fed them that for about 3 days. For the really thin stage one foods we also add one scoop of infant cereal to it to make it a tiny bit thicker.

Holly - posted on 06/04/2009

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My little man was born on 12/31 just in time before the new year! We began rice cereal at 17 weeks. I tried it for 3 days all of which it just dribbled out of his mouth and he didnt seem ready or interested so i stopped. I started back up at 18 1/2 weeks with rice cereal and he took to it much better. at 20 weeks we started oatmeal cereal (which he like much better) Then at 21 weeks we will start mixed grain. (I cant find barley anywhere!!) after than I will begin feeding him 2 a day at 22 weeks and rotate out the cereals and after his 6 month well check we will begin veggies ( i think sweet potatoes first). I am taking it very slow. Most of all he really just wants to breastfeed =) which is fine with me. I love our time together.

Holly - posted on 06/04/2009

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My little man was born on 12/31 just in time before the new year! We began rice cereal at 17 weeks. I tried it for 3 days all of which it just dribbled out of his mouth and he didnt seem ready or interested so i stopped. I started back up at 18 1/2 weeks with rice cereal and he took to it much better. at 20 weeks we started oatmeal cereal (which he like much better) Then at 21 weeks we will start mixed grain. (I cant find barley anywhere!!) after than I will begin feeding him 2 a day at 22 weeks and rotate out the cereals and after his 6 month well check we will begin veggies ( i think sweet potatoes first). I am taking it very slow. Most of all he really just wants to breastfeed =) which is fine with me. I love our time together.

Michelle - posted on 06/04/2009

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My daughter was born on the 26th of dec..and she was getting up constantly after the first month..the doc said to put an ounce of cereal in her bottle before she goes to bed! She has been on cereal for about 3 months and has been eating fruits since she was 3 months! The doc said that its been doing good for her!

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My son was born 12/23 and we started him on cereal when he was 3 1/2 months. He didnt know what to do at first but with very consistent progress he loves to eat now and does the little chewie thing. He eats squash, peas, green beans, carrots, apples, pears, bananas.. He loves it three meals a day. He is happy a perfectly healthy.

Brittany - posted on 05/28/2009

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Mine is on cereal. Twice a day. He was born on Dec 16. You just need to start with a tbl spoon of plain cereal and add baby juice or formula/breast milk to it and see how he/she reacts to it. At first my boy didn't know what to do with the spoon, but he figured it out after a couple of times. They always seem eager to new foods! My doctor hasn't started him on solid jar foods just yet, will find out monday!

Kirstin - posted on 05/28/2009

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My daughter was born on 12/1 and she has been eating rice cereal for a couple weeks now. She took to it right away, absolutely loved it! She has had sweet potatoes, squash, carrots and just today started prunes. She is so into food! Feeding times are such a blast because she gets so excited to eat!!

Michelle - posted on 05/28/2009

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Hello. We started feeding our little girl rice cereal at 4 months. She now eats three measl a day and at lunch and dinner we mix a meat into her cereal. Which is what we were advised by our doctor. She loves it, but will not eat any of the foods unless it is mixed with her cereal. She also still gets her bottles with every meal and between each. Have fun! It is such an exciting time!

Amy - posted on 05/28/2009

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Hiya, my son was born 2nd of December. He was a pretty big baby, and was greedy from day 1. By 7 weeks old we were using baby rice, off a spoon, just slowly, and we kept him in our arms to start off with. Now, at nearly 6 months old he has breakfast (porridge), dinner (1/2 a jar of any main meal, 1/2 a jar of dessert), tea (same as dinner), and either a rusk mushed up and 8oz of milk, or 9oz of milk depending on how sleepy he is. He also has 3 7oz bottle of milk spaced between his meals, and he sleeps right through... You just have to take it slowly, and I found that James enjoys eating his food more with his own spoon to throw it all over me!!! Have fun!!! x

Gina - posted on 05/28/2009

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Start with a little cereal every day so that she gets used to the spoon. Sometime adding something sweet with it helps too. Then you could move to veggies!

Bronwyn - posted on 05/28/2009

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Well i guess im lucky, my baby girl has been on rice cereal for about 3 weeks and loved it the first time, i knew she would as she actually loved the panadol i gave her before her immunisations even tho it is foul tasting. She is so interested in food that all i have to do when she is grizzly is eat something myself and she will happily watch and chew with me. I tried her on apples last week and she also loved it so im now on to pumpkin, another success.

Chrissy - posted on 05/26/2009

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My daughter has been eating cereal for about a month. she is going to start with veggies monday. in my opinnion, you should start a baby on cereal in the evening, if they are not sleeping well through the night, fills there tummies and helps them sleep longer you probly dont want to start with the feeding right before bedtime but maybe the one right before that. if your baby is sleeping through the night then i suggest in the moring and not the first feeding but maybe the second.



and once the baby has been on cereal for about a month i would then start to offer veggies. i say veggies before fruit b/c the fruit is sweeter and it will be harder to get them to eat the veggies after that. well i would say when you introduce the veggies i would have the cereal and the veggie of your choice, i start with sweet potatoes, in the morning. i do one veggie at a time, for one week before i start a new one in case of allergy. once you have introduced a variety of veggies, does not have to be all of them, then you can start to add another solid food feeding, start with fruit and cereal in the moring and then have veggies for lunch once you have cycled through the fruits one week at a time, it will be time to add dinner in which you can add meat for dinner time feeding and by then you will be able to feed the baby a jar of meat and veggie for lunch and maybe the same for dinner and add some fruit or something, that is just the guidelines i go with and one i have been doing it for a month or so you feel like a pro. just dont give up!!





your baby will tell you when they are ready to start solid food (cereal), my daughter started eating every hour and a half, once she started the cereal she went back to eating every 3 hours. you can also tell by the baby's reaction, not off the first bite but from a few feedings if she/he is rejecting it then i would say maybe wait two or three weeks and try again. and of course you can tell if your baby loves it. i would recommend not to put it in a bottle. it can take a baby time to learn how to use a spoon but dont take it away just b/c they cant use it properly right away, feeding a baby is a messy job but it is an easy clean up, so dont feel you have to keep the tray, the floor, you, or you baby clean through the experience, and you can always give a bath before bed time if they get especcially dirty, if it is not bath night already... and you the tray and the floor can wipe clean as well. try to make it a fun experience for the baby so when they start to eat table food, they are more willing to try new and different things. i have the hardest time with my son and his veggies but we try to make it fun and he eats them almost every night... i hope my daughter is just as willing!

Liz - posted on 05/26/2009

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My little one has been eating cereal (rice) for about a month now. It took awhile for him to like it. He has his days. We are starting him on barley next. I have always started my children about 4 1/2 months to 5 months on cereal. They all seem to need more than breast milk by then. Good luck with starting solids.

Alissa - posted on 05/24/2009

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Hello! My daughter was born 12/13 and her ped had us start cereal at 4 months. He told us once she tolerated rice cereal for a week to move on to the other cereals and then to fruits and veggies. My daughter didn't seem to like the cereal much, especially with the spoon, so I fed it to her with a clean finger. Once she got used to the taste and texture, I tried the spoon again and she accepted it. Now she is a little over 5 months and she has cereal (barley is her fave!) and fruit in the morning, and then veggies for lunch-still only 2 meals a day. Ped told us to try a new fruit or veggie every 4 days to watch for allergies. So far she has had squash (loves it!), green beans and sweet potatoes-and applesauce. It did take us some time for her to get used to the spoon-so do whatever works for you and your child.

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Doctor said for us to start at 4 months, so we've been feeding Ava rice cereal for 3 weeks. We're getting ready to start green vegetables tomorrow. Our pediatrician said veggies before fruit and then green veggies before orange veggies.

Samantha - posted on 05/24/2009

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My daughter was born Dec.8th. We started on rice cereal about 1 1/2 weeks ago. She's not so into it but I try now and again. The good thing with babies is they love putting everything in their mouths, I just find most of the cereal comes back out. I was told to start with rice, then the next week try oat and then barley. Wheat should wait until at least 6 months. Also, breast fed babies will need iron once they reach 6 months so starting them on an iron fortified cereal will do that. Also, iron rich meats will work too. I'm hoping my daughter gets the hang of it within the next few weeks. She won't take a bottle so I didn't do cereal in a bottle. I've read that you shouldn't do that though. Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 05/23/2009

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Mine was born 12/29 and we started her on cereal over a month ago. She hated using the spoon so we just cut the nipple in her bottle bigger. Once she got the hang of that we started w/veggies. I've been introducing a new one every 2-3 days (per doc) to keep track if she develops any allergies. So far so good. Started her out slow and would use 1 jar over 3 days, only 1 feeding (usually lunch time). Then once she got the hang of the spoon more and liked the veggies she's been downing a full jar plus cereal for lunch and dinner.

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