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when do babies usually start eating jar food?

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Jennifer - posted on 04/05/2011

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my son started real food, not jar'd food, becuase i refuse to feed him that kind anymore, but he started eating it at around 6 months old, so at there six month check up is the best time to ask your DR about some of the options,
PS the onyl reason i wont feed my LO jar'd food is becuase of the look of it on the lid, it looks so bad like it has gone rotten, thats y i make all his food, no matter wat it is, i will fresh or frozen, which ever looks better, and make it myself, if u want a good website on the different ways to cook some of the foods for baby i can get u the link that i use
hope this helps =D

Toni - posted on 04/05/2011

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Im not sure where in the world you are, but here in Australia there are jars of baby food for 6+ months old. Alot of child health specialists will say that that is when you should start feeding your child 'real' food, but I know plenty of mums that have started earlier than that, myself included. My son was eating a jar of food for dinner since 2 1/2 months old, then slowly working up to lunch, and then breakfast. Just be careful of things like strawberries and peanuts while young, as you may accidentally give them an allergy. Rice with baby custard is a great starter, as it tastes great to them and is easy to eat. Avacardo and banana mixed together is great too, just dont try it yourself, tastes horrible, lol. Good luck

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2011

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It is recommended that they not start before 6 months. They can develop food allergies before that and also, it's safer because by then they can sit up independently.

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Keera - posted on 04/08/2011

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When my son was born his dr told me they changed the recommendation of starting stage 1 food (in the US) from 4 months to 6 months. But my son was wanting so much milk (I was breast feeding every 1-3hrs & if I pumped he was drinking 4-5oz!!) he said to had a little cereal to a few bottles at 2 months and by 3 months he told he to go ahead and give him a few stage 1 foods. He never had any issues with any of the foods. He is has just turned 1 & he is eating mostly solid foods with a stage 3 jar food when he is at his grandparents.

Faith - posted on 04/08/2011

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i attempted to make baby food...and i had to go to work and have a 2yr old as well...i am so upset i cant make my own. but i started my daughter at 3.5months (2months adjusted) but she did well. you just have to try itand see how they do. and start with cereal (rice). good luck!!!

Noreen - posted on 04/07/2011

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AAP reccomends 6+months. And it doesn't have to be jarred food. You can make it yourself. :)

I started my younger 2 at 9months on "baby" food. And they got home made food. SO MUCH better for baby.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2011

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Read the label on the jar lol
Babies can start solids from 4 months. ONLY start at 4 months if he is ready and not getting enough from his milk alone. Otherwise i'd say start between 6 and 7 months.
Start with 1 meal of rice cereal (because its bland tasting) then after a few weeks or more introduce home cooked vegies and then fruit. I would recommend avoiding jars at first because a lot of babies prefer it to home cooking and won't want anything else. Always make sure the jars are only good stuff, no added sugar, cornstarch, preservatives etc. imported ones often have that crap in them.

Generally fruit puree jars say 4m+ and veg is about 6m+ Then there are 10m+ jars that are more chunky.

Sorry.. too much information? :) lol

Heather - posted on 04/06/2011

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My doctor said rice cereal at 4 months, jars of food at 6 months, and solids (like Gerber puffs) at 8 months. Hope it helps

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/06/2011

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Im going to start my son on home-made food when is 6 months. i baught the BabyBullet kit.very excited to try it!!

Miriam - posted on 04/06/2011

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In the US its usually 4-6 months depending on your pediatrician, but bottom line its up to the mom just like every final decision! :+)

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/06/2011

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In australia, there are jar foods (such as heinz) starting with purees and such at 4months.

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