is 4 months old good to start fruits and veg baby food

Jennifer - posted on 06/02/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my son will be 4 months old on the 13th and he is always hungry he sits up supported and smacks his lips when he sees us eat

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Marcia - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was pediatrician approved to start feeding pablem/oatmeal/rice at 3 months old. I gave veggies and fruit at 5 months up. I agree some babies want to try food much earlier then others and there is nothing wrong at all with that. My son progressed quite well with solids and still loves to eat. Since I started so young now I am able to give him lots of herbs, garlic and spices in his foods and he adapts well. Good Luck!

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Theresa - posted on 06/09/2010

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Timing is up to you and your doctor but I will suggest that you start with veggs first. If you start with fruits you will have a hard time getting him to do veggs. Start slow give him one kind and then add another in a week, so if he is going to have an allergy you will know to what foods. My youngest was not allergic to peaches but they tore his stomach up until he was 3. I started him on peaches and he got sick. I knew it was the peaches because that was the only new food. Good Luck

Danielle - posted on 06/08/2010

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Also another little hint. If you do go ahead and start your little one on baby food. For one week keep them on the same food. Example. Give them Sweet potatoes for one week so then its eaiser to pin point if he has an allergy to him. That was a piece of advice my friend gave me. Never thought of it before so I thought I would pass it along! :)

Danielle - posted on 06/08/2010

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I was told to wait until my son was 6 months old. You gotta be careful of allergies and stuff. If you give them certain things too sonn they can form an allergy to them.

Jamie - posted on 06/08/2010

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My daughter started on baby foods and cereal when she was about 4 months old. She was hungry ALL the time with just bottles. It treated her just fine. I know everyone swears their doctor's word is akin to God's but honestly, you know your little guy better than anyone. If you think he's ready, try it. Buy one type and give it a shot. If he doesn't respond well to it after a time or two, try again later.

Katie - posted on 06/08/2010

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my daughter was 3 and a half months when i first tried her on solids, i gave her pured sunday dinner with no added salt obviously, she loved it!! she didnt get ill or constipated or anything, shes 5months now and she wont eat the baby jars of food she has the boxes of dinner and breakfast for 7months+. if you think your baby is ready then go for it, a baby doesnt come with instructions, so follow your gut instict. hope this helps xx

Christina - posted on 06/06/2010

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i started my first child with baby food at 3 months. think they say to start with the greens veggies first. but you may want to start with the cereal in the bowl with fruit first. than to the veggies and the fruit.

Bonnie - posted on 06/06/2010

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Unless your doctor/paediatrician has told you to start him on solids, don't. A baby's digestive system isn't developed enough to handle solids until 6months.
My son started solids at 4months, however he had extreme reflux (he was regurgitating over half of his bottles EVERY time) & was lactose intolerant so our paediatrician recommended starting solids at that age. We had to go back for check ups every month until he was almost a year to make sure the solids weren't causing any problems, & still have to have twice-yearly check ups to make sure there are no issues because of it (my son is almost 4yrs now).
If you do decide to start solids anyway, try adding a little baby cereal to his bottles first, as that may be all he needs for now. If he's still hungry I would suggest making everything yourself until he's at least 6months. I used to boil & mash all sorts of veggies for my son & he loved it.

Samantha - posted on 06/04/2010

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Hey my daughter is almost 4 moths old and she has been eating baby food and cereal since she was 2 months old. Formula just don't seem to fill her up but the doctor said to wait till she's 4 months to feed any type of baby food so i would say go ahead. My daughter is also a supported sitter and has been for little over a month and always remember that every baby is different so you should talk to your baby's doctor first to rule out any food allergies.

Anna - posted on 06/03/2010

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my doctor told me fruit at 4 months if the formula doesn't seem to be filling their little tummies enough and 6 months for veggies

Allison - posted on 06/03/2010

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The gerber cereal (rice) is a good start for them. My son does the same smacking and watching. The cereal helps a lot. Recently bought the barley but it's too heavy, and caused constipation. I recently gave him a taste of mango but he isn't ready for that either...give him about 2 more months ok mom. I know it can be hard to see them smacking but anything solid would choke him.

Jennifer - posted on 06/03/2010

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well i know he is already on cereal for gainin weight so he has already got solids for gag reflex

Ashley - posted on 06/02/2010

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Nope, he might be ready but his little bodys not. Doctors dont usually recommend it until at least 6 months, and thats not solid fruits and veggies, thats the baby food fruits and veggies.

JuLeah - posted on 06/02/2010

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Most health care professionals suggest 6 months, but each kid is different.

Their little bodies are not really ready for food until they reach that growth point; maybe your little guy has?

I'd use care if I did add soild food to his diet, organic, and no chemicals .... you know what I mean. Adding food might be enough, you don't want to add all the rest.

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