giving baby food for the first time


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Kelly - posted on 03/20/2012




Uusually rice cereal is the number one to start and you make it very thin until they get used to the texture and then you can thicken it. A baby brand oatmeal later too. I nursed my kids so I used breast milk to make it. Later I used formula as the nursing slowed down. Generally started about 5 mos old. Then 6 mos or so you can introduce veggies in addition to the cereal. So a meal can be a little of both. Like cereal and a half jar of veggies. Do not serve out of the jar and save the other half. Seperate or their saliva breaks it down. Later you can introduce fruits followed by soft meats generally when they start using fingers. Everything is done slowly. That way if they are effected by anything it is easy to tell from cause and effect and it's also gentler on them. Some favorites veggies are sweet potatos and squash : )

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2012




Avocados, sweet potatoes and bananas. If you BF, you can blend them with a little breast milk for a smoother consistency. Make sure to only offer 1 new food every 3-5 days to watch for reaction. Best age to start solids is around 6 months after they can fully sit up and support their heads unassisted.

Jessica - posted on 03/20/2012




How old is your baby? I started with baby cereal, but my younger daughter didn't tolerate the rice type. You can really start with any baby food, or really soft mushed up "real" fruit or veggies. My only suggestion is to start with really little spoonfuls as sometimes they can't figure out how to swallow properly right away. I hope your little one takes to food well. I have a 10 month old who would just eat all day...she's like a bottomless pit and we're still nursing. It's so fun to watch them try new foods. :)

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