BABY FOOD???

Samantha - posted on 11/15/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I START FEEDING MY 5 MONTH OLD BABY FOOD LIKE PEAS AND SWEET POTATO THINGS OF THAT SORT..MY PED. SAID TO START FEEDING HER CEREL AT 4 MONTHS B/C SHE WASNT GAINING WEIGHT BUT DIDNT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT BABY FOOD???WHAT TYPE OF BABY FOOD SHOULD I START WITH??

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I am glad you asked this....I am the mom of 4 and was having a hard time remembering what age and food to start with as well...these moms have some good advice! And I just remembered Avacado makes a great starter food as well...it has lots of good fats, and is easy to digest, and rather bland....Thanks Samantha for asking this:)

Valerie - posted on 11/16/2009

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Since you are online you can google this and get lots of info. one food at a time for a week is a great way to start to be sure there are no allergies...cereal, pears, bananas, avacados, sweet potatoes are some good starter foods...

Rachel - posted on 11/15/2009

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i started at 5mths giving max rice cereal, but he didnt think too much of it so i went onto the ones with fruit flavour, so i went onto mashed sweet potato, butternut squash and fruit purees which he loved by about 7mths he was into pureed brocoli and cauliflower and then i had to start being a bit adventurous and mix flavours up, but try sweet purees like carrot,sweet potato and butternut sauash or apple and pears, all reeally easy to prepare. hope this helps.

Brittany - posted on 11/15/2009

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I started my son on baby food at 5 months. Try one thing at a time for a week to make sure your baby isn't allergic to that fruit or veggie. I know first instinct is to start with the fruit but if I had known I would have started with the veggies. My son liked the fruit, the sweet stuff, better and it was hard to get him to eat the veggies. I am not a professional but I think that it would be easier for you in the long run to create a palette that includes veggies and leave the sweet stuff as a treat or after they had veggies first. That wll help in the toddler years when they know what they like and don't like, it'll help with pickiness. I read that a baby may have to try something up to ten times before they actually swallow it and like it. Good luck, have fun, and take lots of pictures of the funny faces she makes when she tries a new food!

Sherrie - posted on 11/15/2009

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I was told by my pediatrician 4 months old feed her rice cereal - single grain. Then when my daughter was 6 months old, I started her on Gerber whole grain cereal for breakfast, all kinds of different flavors (apples, banana and mixed fruit). Also at 6 months old I started feeding her stage 1 baby food (Beechnut had a smoother blend and a better taste). We did also feed her the same kind (i.e. applesauce) for like two days. Just to make sure they don't have a reaction, and if they do it's easier to figure out what food caused it. I know my daughter couldn't eat peaches (any brand) and or fruit medley (Gerber) it would give her a bad diaper rash. My daughter had a milk protein allergy and she was on Soy formula, until after she turned 1 yr old. If your child is on Nutrimigena or Soy due to a chance of milk allergies, read the lables of some baby food products because they might have milk/ milk protein in them. Hope that helps, good luck.

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I started out with rice cereal at 4 moths too. After my son had been having it for a bout a month I started to incorporate new food. Do it one week at a time. I did mashed bananas for a week, but still give him formula or breast milk and rice cereal. Give a little bit of the bananas at each meal time and after about a week you can try something new. Keep an eye on her stools, if you notice a change in consistency let your doctor know. Let me know if you have question :)

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