Can one give 2nd foods at first foods times
Cidalia - posted on 08/04/2009
It depends on the type of foods... make sure there are no choking pieces in it, and avoid foods like wheat, orange, strawberry, egg whites, as those tend to be allergenic and that is why they are labeled as second foods. And definitely no peanut butter until about age 3.
Anne - posted on 08/04/2009
With my first baby (who is now 28), I tried to follow all the "rules". With my next 2 babies (ages 25 and 23 now), I just did what made sense. We were more relaxed, and my younger 2 babies seemed more content as infants. My advice - if he's hungry - feed him. Just don't stress about what is "right or wrong".
Tara - posted on 08/02/2009
If your ? means that your child is really in stage one age level and you are giving him/her stage 2 foods then the answer is that they really need to try all of the stage 1 foods before giving the stage 2 foods. Due to allergy issues with stage 1 it is only that one type of fruit or veggie- in stage 2 they are mixed. If you have never given them the separated you will not know what your child has a reaction to if you give alot of stage 2 foods. It is best to keep the child on one type of food for at least 3 days to see if they have a reaction to it before the next introduction to a new food- this way you can keep track of what they have had issues with if any. My daughter for instance never had any food allergies however my grandson is allergic to sweet potato- which is used in alot of baby foods mixed with things. Had he not had the sweet potato separate to begin with and his mom had gone straight to stage 2 foods then she would have had little clue as to what he was having a reaction to. After my daughter was 6 months I made her almost all of her baby food when I was home from work. It took not time to take a mini food processor like the one for chopping nuts and just putting small amounts of meat, veggie and some formula mixed in to make a baby food out of what everyone else at the table was having. She liked it way better than the jar food.
Rebecca - posted on 08/02/2009
I use wholesomebabyfood.com as a guide because it seems pretty sensible. If you give your baby some fruit or veggies that they're not quite ready for you'll know about it... Either they'll have a massive blow out or they get all blocked up.
I also discovered that when I wasn't quite so sure of a food Apple unblocks anything with my baby. So if there was any doubt that a food might be a little hard for him to digest I either mixed it with apple, or made sure he had some later that day.
Carin - posted on 08/02/2009
you can start on solids at 2 months, as long as he can eat em, and his digestive system doesn't mind. the only thing you gotta be more aware of is making sure he's getting a balanced diet. if his development doesn't seem slowed he's fine. giving him some formula in a cup or bottle could make up the difference if yer worried he's not getting all the nutrience he needs.
Liza - posted on 08/01/2009
making your own is great if you have time. the jarred baby foods are prepared in a way that they are kept very "nutrient rich." If your baby likes it, go for it. the biggest difference between 1st, 2nd and 3rd is thickness, texture and additives. the main thing I still do is read labels. the fewer the ingredients the better. I was feeding my daughter the carrots and apples in 3rd foods at a pretty early age because they are very soft. You can mash them if needed. My daughter just wasn't real big on the pureed texture for very long.
September - posted on 08/01/2009
I make all of my son's food. So I'm no sure about 1st and 2nd foods. I've always just steamed his veggies and the pureed them. I also puree fruits of all kinds and he just loves it! Plus it's much healthier then the jarred foods because it's homemade and fresh :) Maybe try steaming carrots and then puree them and for a fruit try mango. I bet your son will love it! Good luck :)
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