baby food

Megan - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my little girl is only 5 months,is it ok to start feeding her baby food like pears,or bananas??

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Krissy - posted on 04/01/2010

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I started giving my little girl rice cereal at 4 months then moved to oatmeal and then applesauce, I just started introducing sweet potatoes this week and so far she is doing well with them. I keep her on the new food for about a week and then switch to a new one.

Stephanie - posted on 03/31/2010

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Everyone seems to have an opinion on the "right way" to do things. You know your baby better than anyone else. I apparently did everything backwards. I gave my little girl bananas first (and she did not like them), and then cereal and then veggies. And she turned out to not be a big fruit eater at all, though she will eat any veggie. Do what feels right with your baby! Just take it one thing at a time in case of allergies :)

Christina - posted on 03/31/2010

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Yes, you can start feeding solid foods at 5 months. Most peds will suggest you start with veggies for the first 4 weeks though. If you start with fruit, some babies won't eat the veggies when you offer them before they're not as sweet. And feed the same thing for a whole week with nothing else new when you're introducing a new food. That way you know what your little one is allergic to if they have a reaction. And remember, no meats until at least 8 months.

Jenn - posted on 03/30/2010

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It's totally okay! I would advise to start with veggies first; the sweetness of the fruit will deter them from wanting the veggies. We started our son on cereal first. We finished a few boxes of various kinds of cereal, then jumped into the veggies. We still give him the cereal at breakfast (just by itself, we haven't introduced fruit yet). Good luck! You'll have many opportunities to take messy face pictures, which are priceless! :)

Christine - posted on 03/30/2010

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Have you tried any foods yet? Keep in mind the fruit is sweet and if you feed your LO this first they may not eat vegis. Kind of like dessert before dinner. We were told a cereal first so our LO could practice eating and to keep the cereal and then add the some vegi 3 days in a row.This is to watch for allergic reactions. We are trying carrots for lunch. He loves them.

Candace - posted on 03/28/2010

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yes it is just take one at a time to make sure she doesnt have an allergic reaction to any of them...my son likes everything-->bananas applesauce pears peaches and mix them all w/ rice cereal for fullness...

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