How to go about solids?

Ashley - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




Okay so looking to start solids like green beans and potatoes....wondering if I can only do like the green beans for a few days or can I continue w/cereal as well?

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Crystal - posted on 01/30/2010




I agree with Mindy... you should try and make your own foods. Your child will tend to be less picky as they get older with he consistency of "adult" food and probably be a better eater. I bought my kids all the gerber foods and they are VERY VERY picky eaters to this day - ages 4 and 2!

Good luck!

Jen - posted on 01/30/2010




You can continue with cereal when trying new foods, but always leave at least 3 days in between new foods to test for allergies or other reactions. I was told green veggies, then yellow and orange veggies, and then fruits. You can also mix the food and cereal together if your child doesn't like the initial taste of the new food.

Mindy - posted on 01/30/2010




I refer to this site regularly. It's very helpful.
This page particular gives a good schedule for the fruits to start with. Things like Apples, Bananas and Pears are your starters. (
My little one is 7 1/2 months old now and has been on solids since 4 months. We started with a week of just rice cereal. Then a week of just oatmeal cereal. Then we started added fruits to the cereal. Stayed on a fruit for 3-4 days before moving onto the next. I also made a lot of our own fruits and veggies instead of buying in the store. Used a Magic Bullet to puree everything, then put in ice cube trays to freeze.
Good Luck!

Amy - posted on 01/30/2010




if you try the yellow fruits try not to give ur bby 2 much banana it bungs there bowels up. i would try cereals 1st introducing others bit by bit

Mary - posted on 01/29/2010




I still give my 8 month old her usual amount of bottles a day (they have cereal in them because she has acid reflux) but I give her a jar or 2 of baby food as well... Her doc says you shouldn't stop giving her cereal or formula just because your giving her solids too. Her doctor also said to give her the same food for a week (ie: sweet potatos, green beans, squash, apple sauce, pears...) and then switch to another one... mainly because for the first couple times you feed them they don't (usually) take to it rite away. Hope I helpped!!

Julie - posted on 01/29/2010




I think you just add it to the routine, like cereal for breakfast then green beans for dinner. Although they do recommend yellow fruits first such as applesauce or bananas.

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