When did you start your baby on solids?
Leanne - posted on 04/15/2009
I started with rice at 21 weeks. Now I can't feed him enough! He has some fruit at lunch and veg at dinner...following advice from public health nurse and gp! I agree with the stay with the same thing for 3 days to watch out for allergies! The only thing he hasn't taken to is kiwi!
Jenna - posted on 04/14/2009
We started "practicing" at about 4 months old. She didn't really like it at first, and she'd spit out more than she took in, but we'd still try every night. She's now 5 months old and she's starting to learn to swallow it, and she's actually eating most of it. We tried giving her cereal, but she didn't like it, so we decided to use sweeter foods to entice her to enjoy eating. Now we can usually get her to eat some of everything. We also usually give her a taste on her tongue of just about everything we're eating to let her experience a wide variety of flavors. She's still only eating solids at night, and we still give her a small bottle before bed, but we're working our way up.
Dani - posted on 04/12/2009
I started my son on cereal at 2 months. The doctor knew and everything. He constantely wanted to eat. I did start with the spoon. I started him on fruit at about 2 1/2 months. I would do it once a day. At 3 months he was eating cereal and fruit twice a day. Now in the last week (he is about 4 1/2 months) he is on vegetables and HATES THEM!
Brandi - posted on 04/11/2009
We started at about 3 months under our doctor's supervision. Our daughter was ready (sitting up, formula not keeping her full, two teeth! ect..). Now she eats fruits and veggies. We gave her fruits first but she only likes bananas but she LOVES green beans, squash and sweet potatoes!
Krista - posted on 04/10/2009
I just started Joey on rice cereal with a LOT of breast milk when he was 4 months after the Dr. suggested giving him rice cereal in a bottle with breastmilk. I've slowly been making the consistency thicker and thicker. He took to it right away, but he'd been watching us eat with a lot of interest for a while. He has figured out really quickly how to take it off the spoon, and is pretty good about swallowing it rather than pushing it out with his tongue. I figure in a couple of weeks I might try a green veggie that's sweet, like peas.
Korynn - posted on 04/10/2009
I started my son on oatmeal at 3 1/2 months (at the doctors ok since formula just wasn't holding him anymore). I'd mix 1 tbs. of oatmeal with about 1 oz of formula. About 2 weeks into that I started mixing fruit into it. Two weeks later I introduced veggies. Now at 4 1/2 months, the doctor said to try some chicken, etc. Now he eats everything, and large portions! It took a couple of weeks for him to get the hang of opening his mouth and swallowing but now hes a pro, lol. He can't get it down fast enough. Try to keep it really liquidy at first until they grasp swallowing it then just little by little make it more solid. I still mix some oatmeal or rice into his baby food because some of them are really watery and it gets messy. It is too cute and so much fun to feed him!
Amanda - posted on 04/10/2009
I started my baby girl on rice cereal mixed with a little water and juice at 4 months. At five months, I started her on stage 1 baby foods (I was told to start with green veggies because they aren't as sweet as orange ones which makes since. Also make sure that when you start baby foods, that you use the same food for at least 3 days when first introduced, that way if they have a food allergy, it will be easy to tell. This is information from a couple reliable sourses (ie. doctors, nurses, parents) so I hope it helps! It's so much fun watching them try new things!
Sharon - posted on 04/09/2009
I started my daughter on rice cereal just before she hit 4 months. (She's now 5 months and 1 week.) She took to the rice right away! A week or 2 after, I tried oatmeal and then barley. Just last week, I offered her carrots, and she loved them. Tonight I gave her sweet potatoes, and she loved those, too! It's so fun to watch them try new things.
Giselle - posted on 04/09/2009
i started my daughter Adreanna on rice cereal about 1 week before she hit 4 months. She didn't really understand the concept of opening her mouth for a spoon or swallowing it either. I tried for maybe 2/3 days and stopped. Now she's 4 months and 2 weeks and I started it again. I made the cereal very liquidy. She does much better for it. But if she's really hungry theres no point because she'll just cry for her bottle. So if thats the case I give her the bottle first, about 3/4 ounces and then give her about 1tbsp. of cereal with enough milk to give it some texture but not too much.
my doctor told me to start with 1 teaspoon, then 2, then 1 tbsp, then 2 tbsp...then move to oatmeal in 2 weeks, then applesauce after one week. I'm still on the cereal, but I'm hoping she enjoys the variety of foods.
Remember if a baby doesn't want it, don't give up. Stop for a week and try again. Never stop giving food if they don't like it. It could take some time to acquire a taste for something. Try about 8 times before fully stopping or ask your pediatrician.
Adreanna didn't car for cereal too much so I put just a little bit in her bottle at night for that week I stopped giving it to her by spoon. She acquired a taste and now she loves it!
Casey - posted on 04/09/2009
I started just in the last few weeks my daughter is 4 1/2 months old and is not gaining alot of weight. She has started to be less interested in her formula so i had to change brands she is drinking much better on Nestle NAN i also feed her ceral and fruit in the morning and vege's at night this from the advice of my midwife.
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