Is it too early to start feeding veggies??
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Jeannette - posted on 12/31/2009
I say give it to him, but stick to one veggie for a few days to see how his body reacts to it. If all is well then introduce another. I give my baby pureed banana. He loves it. I don't give it to him all the time but the times I do he really does enjoy it.
Sandy - posted on 12/30/2009
From what I've read, your child is ready for solids when the "tounge-thrust" reflex disappears. This is a safety reflex that infants have to help keep them from choking. Basically, if it's too soon, your baby will "thrust" the food from his/her mouth in an effort to keep him/herself from choking. We started our daughter on cereal at 4 months however she wasn't ready the first two weeks....we tried a little at a time eventually she took to it fine. It was weird...one day she just started to eat!! We started with bananas and have moved to peas. (she didn't like the cereal) One thing that is a must....offer one food at a time, give it a few days before introducing another...this will give you adequate time to see if your baby has any allergic reactions! Happy Feeding!!! :-)
Fiona - posted on 12/30/2009
Go for it!! I had my son on fruit and veggies at about 4 months. I now do up mixes like Apple, Strawberry and Peach, just did Apricot, Pear, Apple & Peach. Veggies are Broccoli, Cauliflower, Potato & Pumpkin, or Peas, Carrots & Potato.
Jacey - posted on 12/29/2009
my son did start on cereal when he started showing real interest in us eating, at about 5 months, then apples and bananas, and shortly after that i did sweet potatoes, he loves them! as long as he's taking it in and digesting right its not too early. liam's going to be 6 months next week and he's eating cereal with fruit, and veggies.
Xandria - posted on 12/29/2009
My doctor told me to try to feed her cereal first and see how she did with spoon feeding and once she had it down then I could move on to baby food. Well needless to say she took to the spoon like a pro and has been eating baby food for a couple of weeks now. she turned 5 months on the 19th and started eating cereal a about a week before.