2nd Stage Foods?

Kathy - posted on 05/03/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My baby has been eating stage one solid foods for a couple of months now. She is doing great with them. She seems to go though the jars quick. I was just curious when your baby started 2nd stage foods? I plan to ask the doctor when we can start the 2nd stage foods at her next appointment. I feel she is ready for more food but I don't want to rush things.

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Alisha - posted on 05/05/2009

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I started the second stage foods around the time Sierra started crawling, which was around 6 months. She is doing well with them, but hasn't been eating as much lately, because she's teething again. But the pediatrician just told us to make sure you aren't giving her a mix of food she hasn't tried alone...possible allergy risks. So, I don't really think there is a set time. If she is going through them quickly, she may be ready for a little more or something a little more filling. But make sure you talk to the doctor.

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Tracy - posted on 05/05/2009

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I did one stage 1 food a week (because of his daddy's history of food allergies) until we went through all of them (except prunes) and then started Alexander on stage 2 - he's doing great so far

Pam - posted on 05/05/2009

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I introduced stage 1 foods, one new food a week. Im just now finishing the intro to the last fruit. Once they all have been introduced(by Sunday), then I will start on Stage 2. Stage 2 just offers more in the jar, and the food is a bit thicker, I see no reason why you can't introduce them now. Im also introducing meats in a week. The same as I did with the fruits and veggies, one new meat a week. Hope that helps. Oh...my son is 8 months now

Emily - posted on 05/05/2009

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I started my son on stage 2 foods at about 5 months.. he's a very big eater.. Now at 8 months we ar e starting stage 3 foods. The only difference between stage 1 and 2 is the stage 2 is a little bit thicker

Janna - posted on 05/05/2009

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Rylan is 7 months 1 week, crawling, standing on her own, eating finger foods, and eating anything I eat.

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We went straight to the stage 2 foods when introducing solids at 6 months, so I don't think you should have trouble switching now. The stage 2 is still a puree, but a little bit thicker. My son is also eating table foods though, so I suppose that might have made him more accepting of the thicker purees.

Lisa - posted on 05/05/2009

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Hi there. My daughter was doing really well with stage 1 also, she was getting through her jars very fast, she had been on them for over 2 months so i tried her on stage 2 for a couple of days but found that she wasnt ready as she refused to eat the 2nd stage because she didnt like the bits of food in the stage 2 jars, so therefore i put her back onto stage 1 and she is great again now, eating really well, so il maybe try her on stage 2 in a month or so :)

Dana - posted on 05/05/2009

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My daughter is 7 months old.She started eating stage one food at about 4 and half months. She did really great with them. When she turn 6 months we started stage 2. She has been doing really great with all the different type of fruits. Just make sure you give atleast three days in between giving your baby new fruits.

Rebecca - posted on 05/04/2009

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Stage 2 foods are just more variety in higher quantities. Follow your babies hunger and fullness cues.

Anna-Marie - posted on 05/04/2009

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my son is almost 8 months and on the stage 3 foods already...he loves food!!

Shari - posted on 05/04/2009

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We have food allergies in our family, so I used stage 1 foods to test out every single food... once we were done with that, he was doing so great I tried stage 2 foods and he ate it all up. I had to go through more food trials because there is more variety available in stage 2 foods, and I do suspect an allergy showed up (banana mixed berry didn't seem to sit well with his tummy). I also tried all of the meats (no prob) and tried yogurt but he seemed to be fussy after that so I guess he's not ready for the dairy yet. We're eating puffs and cheerios, wagon wheels and biter biscuits, and just started trying cooked plain macaroni noodles. He has 2 front bottom teeth, and he's doing great so far! Go with what you think your child can handle, and if you try something and don't like how they handle it, stop trying and try again in a month or so!

Rebekah - posted on 05/04/2009

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I started 2nd stage foods at 6 months. Now he's 8 months, and I'm trying to switch him to more textured foods - but no luck yet. Maybe at 9 months.

Megan - posted on 05/04/2009

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We moved to stage 2 quickly...when she was 7 months old exactly. I thought I would try it b/c the jar on Earth's Best stated 6months and up. May daughter ate it up just fine. The consistency is only a little thicker, so you can try it and see if your baby likes it. I only feed my daughter fruits and veggies, so I'm not sure about the stage 2 meats. I hope this helps!

Carley - posted on 05/03/2009

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I did stage 1 foods for a week and my son just did so great with them that I moved to stage 2 foods.. I only give him half a jar at a feeding but he's doing great with them.. also for now I'm only doing what stage 1 offers as far at fruits and veggies since he hasn't tried all of them yet... my ped said he could even have our food by now but said if we do the baby food just to keep away from the dessert ones cause they have a lot of sugar. hope this helps

Amber - posted on 05/03/2009

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Yeah I've been wondering that too. How do you know when you can move your baby up to Stage 2 foods? Any other Mommies out there have ideas/suggestions? :)

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