what order of foods do you suggest to start baby on after cereal?

Megan - posted on 07/05/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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How long should I just give him cereal? How many times a day do i start with/how much? Then what do I start him on and how long do I wait before going to the next thing? Thanks my son is almost 4 months and 17 lbs. He is ready to eat!

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Jen - posted on 07/05/2009

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I started my daughter on cereal shortly after she turned 4 months old. I did one cereal feeding and bottles or nursing for a couple of weeks and then started baby food. We started with peas, then green beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, then started on the fruits. We did stage 1 foods until she was 6 months old then went up and added a feeding. You should always leave about 3-4 days in between each new food. I always waited a week and did that food for 3 days in a row. As for the quantity of food. For cereal I just kind of mixed up a small amount and decreased or increased from there to see how much she ate. With jar food I only gave half a jar at a time. Hope that helps.

Christine - posted on 07/05/2009

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my baby didn't like rice cereal at first, but then he tried oatmeal cereal, which he liked a little bit better. now he's six months, and he eats oatmeal in the morning, fruit at lunch time (pears are his favorite), and more oatmeal or a veggie. he likes this little puffs things too that he can eat himself. he also nurses 5-6 times a day, so i'm trying to find the way to keep moving up too...

Kate CP - posted on 07/05/2009

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I never recommend to start with rice cereal. That stuff is nasty. Start with a mushy fruit like bananas.

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I would start with veggies. If you do fruit, they will like the sweet and not eat the veggies. Also, the APA recommends no peanut butter til 3 years, but yogurt is fine after 6 months if it is made with whole milk. I have also heard orange, then green, fruits and then meats. GOOD LUCK.

Heather - posted on 07/05/2009

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i started giving my oldest daughter cereal at about 3 months but only like a table spoon at first. I gave that to her for about a month slowly adding more as i seen her stomach could handle it. I started her on 1st baby foods around 5 months and i started on the orange food. As a rule of thumb i heard its orange green then fruits then meats..so thats what i followed u will know what your babies stomach can handle

Mel - posted on 07/05/2009

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hi, my daughter was 3 months when she was started on solids by her dietitian because she is FTT, i never gave cereal, they didnt mention anything about it plus it tastes horrible and causes constipation, i just gave pureed fruits and vegies plus rusks with spreads on them, started with apples, pear, sweet potato, pumpkin then at around 5-6 months moved onto the ones that are a little harder to digest like brocolli and corn purees, berris, carots etc. oh mashed banana can be used as a first food to. around 6 months they can start the toast and crackers with spreads(peanut butter, butter, cheese spread), chicken drumsticks, sausages cut down the middle, steak in slices, thinly sliced cheese, and sliced fruit etc

Mel - posted on 07/05/2009

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hi, my daughter was 3 months when she was started on solids by her dietitian because she is FTT, i never gave cereal, they didnt mention anything about it plus it tastes horrible and causes constipation, i just gave pureed fruits and vegies plus rusks with spreads on them, started with apples, pear, sweet potato, pumpkin then at around 5-6 months moved onto the ones that are a little harder to digest like brocolli and corn purees, berris, carots etc. oh mashed banana can be used as a first food to. around 6 months they can start the toast and crackers with spreads(peanut butter, butter, cheese spread), chicken drumsticks, sausages cut down the middle, steak in slices, thinly sliced cheese, and sliced fruit etc

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