when should i start baby food?

Kelly - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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what age did you start giving your baby mashed carrots and such?

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Olga - posted on 11/16/2009

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i think u have to start give the baby food when he-she is ready. i gave my son rise cerial when he was about 2 months. lie 2 spoons per day. since 4 months old he is eating all 1st stage fruits and veggies. i even tried to give him meat (aslo found 1st stage) but he is not ready and didnt like it.
i suggest to give first rise cerial (no allergies at all), then u can try oatmeal cereal, and at like 4 months u can start give veggies first and then only fruits (cause if u gonna give fruits first, they not gonna like veggiesm cause fruits are sweet)

Kelly - posted on 11/16/2009

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My doctor suggested vegetables and cereal at four months which he is doing great on. I have been feeding him cereal with fruit since he was about 6 weeks old.

Aireal - posted on 11/15/2009

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as soon as the bottle or breast isn't doing it anymore. like there hungry all the time and they watch you eat as in you picking up food on your fork and then watching you bring it up to you mouth to eat it...

Pamela - posted on 11/13/2009

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Start with banana or applesauce with cereal mixed in. It will take a few weeks for your baby to get the hang of it.

Angela - posted on 11/13/2009

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We are following our pediatrician's suggestions. We started rice cereal for breakfast and dinner when she was 4 months old. Now, at 5 months, we've added a vegetable or fruit at lunchtime. Her first vegetable was squash, and she loved it!!!

Dianne - posted on 11/12/2009

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Started rice cereal at 17 weeks and oatmeal at 19 weeks the started mixing the two to give him a variety in taste , I plan to start him on yellow veggies at 21 weeks. He salivates and screams when we eat and I have to apologise to him now he won't let me eat without sitting on my lap and attempting to grab the plate, lol

Shelley - posted on 11/12/2009

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We are waiting to start at 6 months. Three more weeks to go. I just noticed her eyeing my food as I was eating dinner tonight.

Raiva - posted on 11/12/2009

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we started with rice cereal at 4 1/2 months, we are going to do the cereals (barley, oats, etc) until 6 months then start on veggies

Miranda - posted on 11/12/2009

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We were going to wait until 6 months, as breastmilk is keeping her fat and happy but she's taken to staring at us when we eat and lunging with her whole body if we are holding her and trying to eat. She literally did a face plant on a piece of pizza in my husband's hand a few days ago. So we are trying her on avocado this weekend.

Samantha - posted on 11/12/2009

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I started peyton on gerber first foods about 4 months she loves it she lunges for the spoon

Lynnette - posted on 11/11/2009

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Did a lot of research and decided to wait till 6 months. It's not been bad since Simen breastfeeds well and hasn't had an interest in our food till just the last week or so... 3 more weeks and we'll start.

Karissa - posted on 11/11/2009

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My baby had a couple of "tastes" from her father (even though I told him no:)) and yesterday she turned 5 months and we started with mashed banana. She loves it!!!!! She definitely lunges for the spoon and it was fun to watch her try to feed herself already. They grow too fast.....

Kathy - posted on 11/11/2009

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We started giving Seth cereal in his bottle at 4 months and we just started him on applesauce on his 5 month birthday. He lunges toward the spoon. It's a great thing to watch

Ashley - posted on 11/11/2009

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I started with both my girls at 4 months. It took 2 weeks before she was actually eating the food though. They say you're supposed to try it, but if your baby doesn't swallow it and instead pushes the food back out of her mouth, then wait a week and try it again.

Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2009

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at 4 months only because luke was never full or sleeping all night but he was 9lb 4oz when he was born

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