My twins are 7 months old now, I wanted to know when do I start feeding them just baby food with out cereal? I make all of their food, and they are breast milk.
Anthea - posted on 02/08/2009
Also......Breast milk or formula should still be a big part of their diet at 7 months cause thats where they are getting most of their nutrition from. I always found that if mine didn't eat that much at a meal but still had their milk then they were getting a balanced diet.
Anthea - posted on 02/08/2009
baby cereal is just a good starting food. Once they get the hang of eating that then you can move on to any foods reccomended for their age bracket. I found looking at the different baby jar food was a good indication of what they could & couldn't eat at what age, then I would go home and make it. Also from 6 months they can have baby yogurt. Stuff like that. If you look at the backs of the baby food jars from 6mths they all have milk powder in them. With my last baby, my 3rd I didn't even bother with rice cereal and just went straight to weetbix.LOL. I'm pregnant with twins so I hate to think what their first foods will be. Mine were all also eating vegemite sandwiches cut up with no crusts from about 8 months. I think 8 months is when they were basically eating whatever the rest of the family was eating just mashed up a bit, Hope this helps. :)
Sarah - posted on 02/06/2009
can iask a question its about food my son hes 11 months he eats everything except fish cause its still soon anyway when he eats any thing hard not mashed well he cant he just thruoh out iasked the doctor he said its normal by the time he will get use to the hard food not all mashed any one has my problem?? or help???
Lorilynne - posted on 02/05/2009
You actually don't have to give them cereal at all. Here's a helpful link for solids and breastfed babies: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids... My son rarely eats cereal (usually just if I've run out of fruit or veggies, I have a box of oatmeal on hand) and he stays full and sleeps through the night. I feed solids twice a day, a fruit in the morning and a veggie in the evening. Then he gets breastmilk the rest of the time. He's about five and a half months old.
Jenna - posted on 02/05/2009
you can start anytime, just do one or two things for a week straight though. it will make life so much better! but still give the the cereal a few times a day it will help them stay full and hopefully sleep through the night for you
the only reason they need the cereal is for the iron and because it is one of the most easiest food to introduce to your baby. it is best to keep them on the cereal until they are on all foods, for the balanced diet. for my kids i made cookies out of the cereal for them, right from 6 months old. They can also get their iron from meats
1/2 cup soft margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp. milk ( may require more to make a soft dough as rice and barley absorb more moisture, you could also use water, the reason you need milk or water is to make up for the egg whites that babies are not to have until they are a year old)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup infant cereal, any grain (not cereal with formula included)
1 tsp baking powder
preheat oven at 350
cream margarine and sugar
add egg yolk and milk and mix well
in a separate bowl, mix together flour, infant cereal and baking powder
add to margarine mixture and combine well with a large mixing spoon
drop by small teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet
bake for 8-10 minutes until just lightly browned on top
these cookies are soft and easy to eat and are a good source of iron. these cookies taste really good that i even eat them with my 10 month old and my 4 year old
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