When to start stage 2 foods??
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Jessica - posted on 02/17/2010
they say stage 2 is for babies about 6 months but i started giving them to my daughter when she was like 4-5 months and now im slowly starting 3rd stage because she is starting to feed herself finger foods although she has no teeth and she does fine she is 7 months old
Leslie - posted on 06/18/2011
We've been on stage 1 foods for roughly two months or so. We just tried a stage 2 jar of pears and she ate it with no problems. My only concern is she's not sitting up unsupported yet - she certainly gets excited when you get the food out and ready but.. yeah. I dunno.
Allison - posted on 02/17/2010
I would do the switch if I were you. Sounds like you have been on stage 1 for a long time and i'm sure your son is ready now. I only did stage 1 for i think a month. He loves stage 2. I don't know when to switch to stage 3!, these foods just seem to not be enough for him. He acts like he can have more than the 3.5 oz in the containers, but I am scared to give him more. So I was wondering when to switch him to stage 3.
Jacey - posted on 02/02/2010
i have never used stage 1 foods. only because when i went to the store there wasn't any so i decided to try the stage 2 and my son took to it fine, especially mixed with cereal. a couple of the mixed ones like peaches banana and oatmeal are too thick and i'll only give them mixed with cereal. now he's pretty much mastered stage 2 minus meats so when i finish those we'll get to stage 3. it's def. time for you to switch if your son's mastered all the stage ones :] plus stage 2's have more variety.
Kristen - posted on 01/30/2010
I know egg yolk is ok at 6 months but it's recommended to stay away from the whites for a while because there is a higher risk of allergic reaction to them. and I only did the stage 1 foods for a while because my daughter doesn't eat a lot at one time, it's more little bits throughout the day so i didn't want to wast any. But it's true not all babies need to bother with stage one, all depends on the kid.
Lynda - posted on 01/28/2010
I actually make my own baby food!! It's cheap and easy to do! Squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, bananas, strawberries, you name it you can do it! Just use a blender to chop it up well enough that there is no chunks in it! Some of the chunkier foods like broccoli, etc. perhaps would be a stage 2, or turkey stew pureed!! You can pick up few ice cube trays and put food in them until frozen then separate into baggies!! Works great!! Good luck!!
Susan - posted on 01/28/2010
I don't think we really did stage 1 foods, briefly I guess but Liam quickly moved to real foods with texture and he loves to try out new tastes. He resisted some of the heavier textures at first but he's starting to like them now. We have yet to try custard because I thought they could not have the eggs? Any advice for when to try custard and yogurt? I have seen some recipes for 6-9 months but am fearful to try them until I know he's ready.
Kristen - posted on 01/28/2010
My daughter just turned 6 months old on Tuesday and I just started her on Stage 2 foods.. It's pretty much the same thing as stage 1 just a little more of it. It depends on your kid, if they are eating stage 1 no problem and are still a little hungry then upgrading might not be a bad idea. Just make sure they are getting enough formula/breast milk because it' said that formula/breast milk is their main source of nutrition for the first year.
Mine has been on stage 2 since the end of her 5th month. Our pediatrician says stage 3 is a gimmick, and don't worry about rushing to it bc some kids don't like the texture. My 2 yr old liked stage 3, so which ever. Stage 2 has some great new flavors. Our 6mo old eats 3 times for baby food a day. Cereal and fruit for mid morn, Veg for mid afternoon, and a jar cereal mixture for late evening. I may try and alternate veg/cereal for late night.
Jenifer - posted on 01/27/2010
My daughter mastered all the stage 1 foods and has tried a lot of the stage 2 foods. There are certain stage 2 foods that are really thick or have a different texture that she will gag on but does good on most of the stage 2 foods.
Sarah - posted on 01/27/2010
My doc said that how you can tell if they are ready for thicker foods is by their gag reflex. If they gag on it, then they aren't ready but if they don't they'll do fine with it. When I started giving my 6 month old stage 2 foods I put a little water in it (it was still thicker then stage 1) and gradually added less and less water, so she could get used to it.
Hayley - posted on 01/26/2010
as long as your son is 6 months i think its fine to start 2nd stage. It's not until 6months that babys stomach will handle things like custard as this has carbs in it which is harder for baby to digest and apparently studies have shown this can lead to stomach ulcers later on if their tummy isn't strong enough.
Shannon - posted on 01/25/2010
My son is already on stage 2 foods and has been for a little while now just because they are thicker and he keeps them down better...He is also on the WIC program and they just gave him stage 2 foods this past month but you start it on your own time some babies aren't ready as early as others...I say if he has mastered all the stage 1 foods than go ahead and try some of the stage 2 foods...I'm sure he will do fine with them
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