how do i start feeding my baby external food , not milk , he is 5 monthes old?

Satya - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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he doesn't like boiled potatos without salt or sugar , can i put some salt or what>?

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Kristin - posted on 09/24/2009

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Make sure your Dr has cleared you to give your baby solid food. Cereal and rice might be a better choice to start your little one off. A little bit of salt or sugar is fine, just keep it at a minimum.

April - posted on 09/24/2009

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I agree with Autumn Starr! Food allergies are serious, and children are more likely to develop them. Oatmeal can cause a reaction. I would not add anything to foods either. My son is 16 months and he just started eating ketchup and things. You want your child to not be a "picky eatter". The best part about babies is they don't know any different. So if you don't introduce those things they only have one choice, eat the bland food. My son hated the cereal so much...he was about 5 months and on baby food. Consult your doctor, that is what they are there for. Don't be ashamed to ask questions..new mother's and even experienced mother's don't know everything cause every child is different.

Autumn - posted on 09/24/2009

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um, it's recommended you start with rice cereal to help prevent food allergies. I personally started with it, then the oatmeal, and then slowly added some vegetables in the rice cereal. you're supposed to try it for three days and then try something new to help find/prevent food allergies. everyone is different but i did vegetables first and then fruits. and i never added anything to the foods until my son was over a year old. i then gave him ketchup and ranch and stuff.

Victoria - posted on 09/24/2009

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Start with Pablum, that is baby cereal, usually you start we rice cereal, mixed up with some milk or formula so it's quite liquidy & slowly thicken it up as time goes on. Then as he get older around 6month, jarred fruits & vegg (baby food). If you prefer to make you ound, steam the veg or fruit (it keeps the nutrients in) blend & strain. Don't add sugar or salt. Salt can been so very dangerous for young infants as there liver & kidneys can't handle it. Something very simple to give also, is mashed banana.

Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2009

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I started with the rice cereal then moved to the different mixed cereals just mix with milk or water and then when the time like 6 months old I used to mix in the baby food fruits or veggies a jar to help add flavor

Frankie - posted on 09/24/2009

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why dont you start with baby rice, can mix it with milk instead of water, and also baby flakes. they do some great flavours, can get in from most shops. i always added salt, just a tiny bit, nobody eats things that taste awful so dont expect your baby to! lol

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