can i give food or fruit to my 4 month baby?
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Amy - posted on 11/08/2009
i think 4 months is a bit young for solid foods but purees and cereals are ok. I'd say at about 6 months go to babies r us and get this little thing that looks like a mesh bag with a handle. you can put solid slices of fruits or veggies in there without the worry of a choking hazzard. it works wonders for teething as well.
Jenny Dale - posted on 11/08/2009
I've heard that if you give your baby only breast milk for the first 6 months that she/he is much less likely (i for got the % from the study) to be obese as an adult. I started giving my daughter sweet potatoes first right before her 6 months. I think your child will start showing an interest in food around that time too.
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Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009
my little guy is 4 months 2 weeks now and i started him on baby foods a little before 4 months they say your not supposed to for allergy reasons but he has had no reactions just make sure you wait 3-4 days between the types of foods and no meats until at least 6 months cuz babies cant digest meat as well even if it is pureed. Have fun feeding it gets messy sometimes lol
Ashley - posted on 11/08/2009
It depends on what you are eating, how do you think people fed there babys back before jared baby food? If it is like a soft banana or some oatmeal then a little taste wont hurt! I did it with both of mine and they are just fine!
Julie - posted on 11/08/2009
If you feel that your baby is ready then yes. I started my son a farex at 4 months because he just was not interested in his bottle, he still has 4 bottles a day with 2 solid feeds. I now have him on a vegie mix at morning tea then a bottle and for dinner i still give him Farex then his bottle. He sleeps a lot better now too. Doctors will tell you not to until 6 months, but follow your instincts you know your baby better than anyone. The worst that can happen is your baby wont eat it. There is ready made foods for 4 - 6 month olds.
Meaghan - posted on 11/07/2009
my mother-in-law was feeding all 5 of her babies organic rice cereal from 6 weeks of age and they all turned out just fine. very healthy bunch indeed. after speaking to my doctor, i started my little girl on tiny amounts of organic stage 1 baby food and organic rice cereal at 4 months. i only gave her very small amounts at a time and i also had no problems.
Erin - posted on 11/05/2009
No, all you should give to your 4 month old is breast milk/formula, or stage one baby food. I have a 4month 2 week old little man. We started a little bit of baby food. I only give it to him once a day and only about a half of a small jar. You need to make sure that you use stage 1.... Stage 1 Baby Food is pured a lot more and easier for your babys tummy to break it down. You want to start very slowly because their tummys aren't completely ready for food.
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