Solids at 4 1/2 months

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Hello everyone! Has any of you started to give solids to the baby around 4 months? What was it like for your little one?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/15/2015

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Lexie, at that stage, yes, totally normal

Lexie - posted on 06/15/2015

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My baby is 4 1/2 months old and he is teething and sleeping alot during the day. Is that normal?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/14/2015

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Hell, LIFE is high risk...but I certainly still follow physician's recommendations, rather than just winging it...

Dove - posted on 06/14/2015

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Yes, but knowingly and intentionally endangering your child for the heck of it doesn't make any sense...

Dove - posted on 06/14/2015

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lol

Well... if you know there is a potential risk and you just don't care..... go for it. I hope your baby is one of the lucky ones.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/14/2015

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Well, what YOU feel, and what is recommended for the best chance at a healthy child are 2 different things. Are you a pediatric nutritional expert?
Here are some signs that your child is ready to try solids:

She can sit up (with support) and can hold her head and neck up well.
Her birth weight has doubled.
She’s interested in what you’re eating and may even try to grab food from your plate.
She can keep food in her mouth rather than letting it dribble out.
She shows signs of being hungry for more than she’s getting by clamoring for more when her bottle is empty or wanting to nurse more often.
At this point, all of the nutrients your child needs are covered in his formula or breast milk. They don't have a developed palate...so they aren't getting 'bored' being on formula or bm

Just because YOU feel the child is ready doesn't mean he is. Nor does it mean his digestive system is. Solids after 6 months, some, yes, but usually only for 'fun' or to get them used to the new textures.
But, whatever. It's your kid. You think they'll be fine. Hopefully, they will.

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Sorry to hear that. We think he'll be old enough to start feeling other taste than milk. I know parents who started at 3 months (still, too early) and the kids are perfectly fine years later.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/14/2015

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Not recommended. I did, a bit with my first, and his food allergies and sensitivities ended up being off the charts, partially as a result of introducing solids too early.
Why are you considering it?

Dove - posted on 06/14/2015

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Don't do it. Your baby could be fine... or not... and there is no way to know until it's already too late. It is really best to wait til 6+ months to introduce anything other than breast milk or formula.

And yes, I started earlier the first time w/ no issues, but now that I know better... I would never risk causing my child potentially life long digestive issues.

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