When should I move Jonas to the next stage of baby food?

Christina - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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So Jonas was 10 lbs at birth and now at 6.5 months he is 22 pounds, the doctor said still give him stage 1 foods that he started on at 4 months) but Jonas wants more so I am giving him stage 2. Is this bad? And when should I go to stage 3? Jonas cant crawl or sit alone but he does try to chew food( he likes the graduate puffs), and he can roll around, and try to crawl on things like a mad man!! Thanks for all your input!

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Jeannie - posted on 12/30/2009

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there is nothing wrong with switching when you're ready. jeavin was 8 pounds when he was born and now he's 7 months and 28 pounds. he has been eating baby food since he was 3 months and started stage 2 foods at 6 months. jeavin is now crawling everywhere and is trying to walk.

Emili - posted on 12/20/2009

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as long as you are watching him closely and he isnt having problems getting the food down it should be ok to switch to stage three. the only real difference is the texture and amount in each jar.

Mary Jane - posted on 12/20/2009

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All babies are different so follow your instincts. My son is 7 months old in 2 days and eats 1 6 oz bottle with 2-3 ounces of cereal in the morning, 6-7 ounces of food at lunch with water (1.5 jar), 1 6 oz bottle + 4-5 ounces of food for dinner and then 1 6 oz bottle with cereal for bed. I've been making his baby food since he was 4 months old so his food is really really thick. I can hold the spoon upside down and it wont fall off. I sometimes leave small chunks but he still has the tongue reflex. If your baby chews his food instead of pushes it back with his tongue I def think he's ready.

Melissa - posted on 12/02/2009

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He sounds like my first! As long as he is eating healthy things (fruit, veggies and grains) I wouldn't limit him too much. He will eat when he is hungry and stop when he is full. I have 5 now and believe me they will let you know! I usually start on baby food when they have about 4 teeth. That means that their digestive system is ready for food. Before that they just can't digest the food very effectively. Once started on food, I don't limit real fruits and veggies. You might want to hold off on grains. New research is showing the earlier they are introduced to grains the more likely food allergies are. Also, I don't buy baby food...its expensive and tastes terrible! Make your own. Use a babyfood mill (around $12) and baby can eat whatever you are eating where-ever you are eating! I carry mine in a ziploc when we eat out and then she can have baked potato or something off the salad bar! Good luck!

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