Anyone started on baby food yet?

Charlotte - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My daughter was born on Feb 7, we started some oatmeal cereal and some fruit this past week. She is able to sit up in a highchair and swallow. I only give it to her about 3 times a week.

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Brenna - posted on 06/29/2011

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my daughter was 4 months on 6/18 and she is a 'supported sitter' but when I tried to give her rice cereal the other day she did not want it...so i will try again in another week or two! I wish she wanted it because she is still so tiny, only 12 1/2 pounds, but she's healthy so she will let me know when she is ready for 'food'

Kelly - posted on 06/25/2011

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thank goodness for this thread... My daughter was born 2/2/11 and we just started rice cereal 4 days ago. despite new recommendations to wait until 6 mos. she is a supported sitter, was holding and playing with a baby spoon , drooling to beat the band, staring intently at us and making noises while we ate. she took to the rice w/ breast milk immediately. she had also been drinking 1oz of apple juice in 6 oz of water in a sippy cup for about 10 days because she had a traumatizing medical test that involved a bottle and after a month of taking bottles from daddy(from 2-3 mos old) she adamantly refused them and has continued to do so. she had apples the 2nd day of rice cereal and did well with those. she has had one serving of apples a day for last 2 days and 2 servings of cereal w/ breastmilk in addition to her normal nursing sessions and is doing extremely well. i am planning to start sweet potatoes in a few days and peas after that.

Louci - posted on 06/23/2011

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We began with rice cereal at 3 months because she was constantly wanting a bottle. She didn't eat much of it but we gave her a little taste each morning. By 3.5 months she was eating more cereal (about an ounce). We now give her bananas, pears, sweet potatoes, carrots or peas mixed with rice cereal and a bit of formula once a day and she loves it. She has been eating from a spoon for two weeks. Peas and apples are not her faves but she loves bananas and sweet potatoes. She eats a whole stage 1 jar. She is doing great and she is digesting the food just fine. My first two kids refused solid food until well over 8 and 10 months old though.

Julie Marie - posted on 06/20/2011

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The first cereal always to be introduce is Rice cereal and then Barley... when they are ok with those, you can introduce Oat. My son was born on Feb. 9 and I didn't start him on cereal yet... Just holding on with my teeth... this is a big step and he is my little baby. Eating mean he grows up. I want to try to stretch it to 5 months. 6 if I can. I am breastfeeding. Nurses says.......NO wait til 6 months at least. Ped. says you can start Rice cereal if you want. So I am thinking of going half way. Good Luck !!!

Charlotte - posted on 06/09/2011

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1st foods also included some fruits and veggies as well as cereal. They also say 4 months. My daughter loves her food, she is 17 weeks now and sits in her high chair, she has had pears, apples, bananas, peas. She is only 13.5lbs and she only gets food a few times a week.

Mary - posted on 06/09/2011

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I wonder myself when I should start my son on cereal...he's already 22 lbs and can sit up in the high chair, but the doctor keeps saying that this young, regardless of size his stomach can not handle it, and he will not be getting any nutritional value from it at all...I think I would like to just give him a taste to get him used to it so that in a month or two he already knows what to expect...any ideas?

Jessica - posted on 06/08/2011

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When my son was a baby you could start cereal at 4 months but you were suppose to wait for fruits and veggis till 6 months. It says right on the box for the plain rice cereal and 1st foods for supported sitter. If your baby can sit up supported by something then your good to go. My daughter could sit supported for awhile before I tried bc I wasnt sure what the doctor wanted us to do. I would talk your doctor about starting baby food of course bc different doctors are probably going to give you different answers.

Jessica - posted on 06/06/2011

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My daughter started rice cereal just a few days before turning 4 months old. The only reason I tried is bc she would not take a bottle. The doctor said that was good and after 2 or 3 weeks we could start baby food. She said to start with veggis...orange ones first. Also that you need to give them the same one 3 or more days in a row to make sure they arent allergic and so if they have an allergic reactiom you know what caused it. My daughter had rice cereal for 2 weeks and the baby oatmeal for like 3 days (she didnt care for the oatmeal) she has had sweet potatoes, carrots, and we are starting squash today. She loves eating. Any way the doctor gave me some info on,starting solids. Around 4 months old your baby will start drooling which does not mean teething. It actually means s/he is ready to eat carbohydrates. You start with cereal to teach your baby to swallow bc they only know the sucking motion. you also shouldnt push your baby. If the just spit it out or get upset just wait it out and try again in a week or 2.

Jessica - posted on 06/06/2011

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My daughter started rice cereal just a few days before turning 4 months old. The only reason I tried is bc she would not take a bottle. The doctor said that was good and after 2 or 3 weeks we could start baby food. She said to start with veggis...orange ones first. Also that you need to give them the same one 3 or more days in a row to make sure they arent allergic and so if they have an allergic reactiom you know what caused it. My daughter had rice cereal for 2 weeks and the baby oatmeal for like 3 days (she didnt care for the oatmeal) she has had sweet potatoes, carrots, and we are starting squash today. She loves eating. Any way the doctor gave me some info on,starting solids. Around 4 months old your baby will start drooling which does not mean teething. It actually means s/he is ready to eat carbohydrates. You start with cereal to teach your baby to swallow bc they only know the sucking motion. you also shouldnt push your baby. If the just spit it out or get upset just wait it out and try again in a week or 2.

Kayla - posted on 06/06/2011

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hmmm thanks for this info!! my daughter was also born feb. 7!! i have tried oatmeal and she wasn't really having it but she was only 3 months at the time. but i will be trying some new stuff this weekend and seeing how it goes.

Jennifer - posted on 06/04/2011

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my wee boy was born on the 18th of feb & he's had baby rice a couple of times but not giving it to him on a regular basis yet, he loved it

Lorraine - posted on 06/04/2011

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my daughter was born on the 18th jan 1 month early, i have just started to let her taste things, she likes to gum pears and have tried to offer rice cereal but still pokes her tongue out so we will take it slow and just let her taste things, i think she prefers the breast. :-)

Alisha - posted on 06/03/2011

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My bub was born 10th Feb, we started 2 meals a day this week. She loves it. Have so far tried pureed pear and pumpkin.

Alicia - posted on 05/30/2011

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my son was born on Feb 1. i haven't started him on any food yet, because i can't hardly het him to take enough formula in a 24 hour period...

Jacqueline - posted on 05/30/2011

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My daughter was born on Feb 11, I actuallyfave her a little taste of applesauce and pears, but really want to wait longer till I start to give her food on any regular basis.

Cara - posted on 05/28/2011

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mine was born on the 12th. we have started applesauce, pureed bananas and cereals :)

Jules - posted on 05/27/2011

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My daughter was also born the feb 7th and we are starting her on solids this week actually.

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