How did your baby first respond to Veggies/Fruit?

Laura - posted on 06/11/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I just tried veggies (squash) on my five month old yesterday. He also went for a check up with shots yesterday. He seemed to love the squash when we were giving it to him and it 'held him over' for a long time until his next feeding.

Today, he seemed to have an upset tummy and diarrhea.

How did your baby take the first time you gave them veggies or fruit - something other than cereal?

I held off giving him veggies tonight and will try again tomorrow depending on how he seems to feel.

Thanks.

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Krista - posted on 06/25/2010

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My little one LOVES her fruits & veggies, however the last time she was at the Dr. they gave her more shots. That night she had an upset tummy and the food made her vomit ALOT. I think next time she will only get milk after her shots. It was HORRIBLE!!! I almost took her to the emergency room. Thank goodness my Mom was there to tell me it would be ok. That is something to keep in mind, I think the shots upset her tummy. The next day she was just fine again!!

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Mercedes - posted on 06/25/2010

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My son had one week with orange juice, and yesterday he had for the first time smashed banana, pear, apple and the orange juice. It looked as he liked it, let's see today. He's fine for the moment.

Kelly - posted on 06/24/2010

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At first my son just made funny faces, but he seemed to really like it! Now he is very good at eating his fruits and veggies everyday.

Jade - posted on 06/24/2010

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may be a stupid question but how do you give them fruit? my bub is eating veggies and banana, but with any other fruits, ie pear or apple, do you cook them to make them soft? or just mash them ?

Kelly - posted on 06/24/2010

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The first time I gave my daughter banana's she actually gagged sound and all but she loves the carrots

Olivia - posted on 06/22/2010

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My suggestion is that try one type of fruit or veggie in a small portion and see how it takes, give like a 3 day min wait. Food is suppose to be gradually introduced from like a finger tip full of mash banana or something, and then work your way up.

Food is still not supposed to take the place of breast milk or formula until 12 months.

I mean do what you feel is right but for instance I tried a small portion of mashed banana with my milk added to it. She took it very well and it came out semi good, she had a little diarrhea. But after waiting about a week I made some applesauce and her tummy takes it better and better each time.

So to sum it up, take it slow and it will be great. Also have fun with this stage, I know I am.

Enjoy the mess!!

Amy - posted on 06/22/2010

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hi.. i started off with a lil pureed food when my ivana completed 3 months... tho the pedi said it was too early to start i still gave it to her.. she still doesnt know how to take it with a spoon..
i give it to her through the bottle.. i started with mashes carrots and potatoes and she liked it ... she didnt take in a lot ... it did give her a lil loosies over the next couple of days but she was totaly fine after that and it did keep her 'fuller' for a longer time... continue with it.. try different veggies.. the different colours fascinates them

Anna - posted on 06/22/2010

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I started my son on rice cereal first, a few weeks ago, and he frankly hated it, and ended up spitting up a lot (I think it's the brand I was using, it just really didn't agree with him). He'll eat it at daycare, but not for me, so I finally gave up on it and gave him some applesauce instead. It was like a night and day difference, and he couldn't get enough of it! I'm liking that success, and plan on introducing him to sweet potatoes next week.

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My little boy has broccoli and cauliflower mashed together, carrots and parsnips and banana and strawberries and he loves it all!! His facial expressions always crack me up on the first spoonful of anything new but after that he eats it all up fine. I feed him his solid first and then his bottle and hes fine.

Holly - posted on 06/21/2010

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my daughter loves sweet potatoes. she will eat a whole container at each sitting. it works out great they are a veggie but semi sweet so she eats them well. she also likes bananas and carrots. it makes her poop 2x a day now which is completely normal. remember veggies first then 3-4 weeks later fruits. I do also offer a bottle of formula after spoon feeding to balance out the veggies. good luck.

Kelly - posted on 06/21/2010

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hi hun my son loves his veggies at first it made him go alot if ur worryed ask ur hv but he should be fine x

Jaime - posted on 06/14/2010

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so far my sons tried carrots, peas & squash...he really liked the carrots and squash. he ate his peas but wasn't thrilled

Nikki - posted on 06/14/2010

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our first go with fruit was funny i gave him mashed banana the facial expressions were priceless. I tried mashed potato tonight poor begger breathed it in and proceeded to bring up all his potato and the bottle he had before hand. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Your best bet is to start off with the more starchy vegetables, like potato, peas and kumera. then slowly introduce more acidic ones later on as they get used to the solid foods, their tummies are a little sensitive still

Em - posted on 06/13/2010

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Good idea to hold off for a few hours and see how he goes. I was told its a good idea to introduce foods in the morning so you can monitor any reaction during the day rather than at night and putting them down to bed with the possibility of reaction while they or you or both are asleep.
I started my boy on fruit and there was a definite change in what was coming out. Something to keep an eye on. If you're really worried, get him checked out.

Aimee - posted on 06/12/2010

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My girl loved her peas. she eats so much and it only affected her poop. she doesn't go as often now

Alice - posted on 06/12/2010

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Laura,
I start with 1 or 2 "gerber spoonfuls" of any new thing. Then give it at least 24 hours before introducing another to make sure I can isolate anything if it's causing any reactions.
My 5-month-old tried sweet potatoes last week (first food taste) & has now had white potatoes, yellow squash, and peas too. She loves food! (My other three spit the food out at their first tries) She even grabs the spoon and will get the food from the spoon into her mouth (big mess, but it's cute).

Squash gives some people gas just like broccoli & greens. He may have just eaten too much squash for his little tummy. The "right" amount depends on the baby. My first one couldn't eat more than a few gerber spoonfuls of anything gaseous without getting an upset tummy, but my third could eat a full jar and no problems.

My baby is totally breastfed so these little veggies are her first taste of anything else. That sometimes alters their reactions too.

Jess - posted on 06/11/2010

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The reaction is most likely from the shots. His diarrhea might be from the sqaush. It's hard for their little tummies to get used to new things.

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