Greetings parents! What kind of veggies promote stool softeners for 5-6 months old babies? Any tips or advice any of you can share would be great! Thanks!

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/09/2012

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Pears and prunes would probably be your best bet at that age. No apples, they are actually quite binding. Good luck!

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Jenni - posted on 07/09/2012

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Thanks for your advice and tips. I really appreciate each of you! Just want to know all of these things to hopefully help with any issue that Noah may have in the future.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/09/2012

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Well, there are a couple of options. i used to make my own baby food, but could never get the right consistancy of the prunes and pears. I did by those from the jar mostly. i like to mix them with organic plain yogurt with some wheat germ. I think I started offering yogurt between 7-9 months. The probiotics in yogurt helps with the digestion and regularity also.

You can get the juice, especially if baby has not taken to solids yet. But mix it 1/2 with water. Do not give it full strength. I preferred it as a food. So did they.

In the gerber baby foods, I think the prunes came in a size 1 or 2 stage. I would not use more than 1/2 the amount in the prunes. you can easily give a whole thing of pears, but sometimes that is to much for their tummies for quantity. I like to mix the prunes and pears 1/2 and 1/2. When ready for yogurt, you can mix both at the same time with yogurt, or individual.

Do not feed the prunes more than 1x per day unless you are having MAJOR constipation issues. If you give just 1/2 thing of prunes, you can totally give pears the same day.

I Hope that helps. My son had constipation issues, and if i did not give this to him daily, he would get backed up. But eating it daily kept him very regualar.

Jenni - posted on 07/09/2012

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Will do with the introductions. Thanks! Also, how do you give the litle ones these fruits? Meaning, do you give them in juice form in their bottle or do you puree them? How much, portion size, do you give them and how often? Thanks much!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/09/2012

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Just make sure to spread them out. You know, 3-5 days before introducing anything new to watch for allergic reactions. Best of luck.

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