When to start the stage 1 baby food

Delila - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




My daughter (Eva) is 15 weeks old today and I was just wondering when some of the other moms started the stage 1 baby food. She seems to be eating 4-6 ounces every 2-3 hours.


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Kelly - posted on 05/23/2013




My son is 12 weeks old and his bottles are just not enough so I started him on a few bites 3 times a day of stage 1 food and some baby pear juice. He's so content now and still under weight. His stool is 2 times a day and no constipation. I have not had any problems except he has a tummy ache when gievn the cereals. That was why I went directly to stage 1 foods.

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it depends who you ask and the baby. ours refuses cereal now, but alot of people say you can start them on stage 1 at 4 months, i know a few friends who do. and theres people who say no 6. my husbands cousin started hers at 5 months. but usually 4 months is ok. but since every baby is different i would ask a dr.

Janice - posted on 03/26/2010




sum ppl say 4 months other six months but it really dwn 2 your owe instincts on when u tink ur child is ready! u will no my daughter started when she was 4 months old were i cud hve started early as she was always hungray! i think the earlier u start the better as i tink it doesnt make them a fussy eater as u have more time 2 try different foods and no what he likes and dislikes and at the early stages a child will eat anything u give them well my daughter does anyway!lol hope this helps! x

Cera - posted on 03/25/2010




lets see my daughter is 4 months and she also eats 4-6 ounces but she eats every 4 hours or so. i started giving her rice cereal a week ago but only when we are sitting down for dinner. We knew she was ready cuz she would watch our food go from the plate to our mouth. thats a good sign they are ready for the next step : )

Christina - posted on 03/25/2010




I would try adding rice cereal to her milk first to see if that might hold her a little longer before trying jar foods. On the other hand, i was in your same position. My yungest daughter is 4 months old and i had to start giving her jar foods because at first she was downing about 8oz of milk, still acting hungery and then would spit it all up cuz of over eating. Then right after she would be hungery again because she spit it all up an so on. so... we tryed the rice cereal, it helped a little, but still kind of the same issue. So i gave in an her pediatrician said it was ok to start her on foods. But if you can hold out,..... it is better for the child. Good luck. Hope my story helps.

Sheree - posted on 03/25/2010




She is eating very normally for her age. Solids shouldnt be introduced before 6 months, although some places say it is ok from 4 months. Personally i never gave my daughter any jar food/stage 1, 2 or 3 foods. I made everything fresh for her and I've never had a problem with her refusing anything.

Emmylou - posted on 03/25/2010




Alot of people in my opinion are starting their babies too early these days, they're stomachs and digestive systems can't handle food till they are at least 5 - 6 months old but if they eagerly want food and are always hungry at around 4 months it should be fine to slowly introduce food as long as its free of preservatives additives, sugars, salts and nasty things that could upset them. I started my first at 5 1/2 months with cereal and he wasn't even that interested. I also think it's better to make your own baby food rather then that jar stuff at least you know what's going into their bodies

Karissa - posted on 03/25/2010




If she seems interested in your food, seems like she is always hungry, and most importantly doesn't have the tongue thrust reflex anymore, she might be ready. My little man was attacking my food lol before we started him at 5 months.. but he has a milk allergy too, so just more to think about. Oh, and when you start don't give her everything at once... give enough time with one type of baby food to see if she could have an allergy before starting with a different type. His pediatrician also told us to give him all greens first... my experience. Hope this helps : )

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