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Jessifer November 6th, 2013 12:55 PM

Solid Foods
I was looking at my baby book and my mom started putting rice cereal in my bottle at like 1 1/2 months old, and by 3 months old I was eating mashed potatoes, carrot pures, bananas, etc... I was a little taken aback, since Marcos is going to be 4 months old in 11 days and I'm only giving him breast milk.

Has anyone started introducing their LO to solid foods yet? When do you plan to do it?

Kiam November 6th, 2013 01:30 PM

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It's funny looking back on our baby books, things used to be so different.

In mine it was apparently 'mandatory' to feed babies liver. I asked my Mum why, she just shrugged and said "Everyone said that babies needed to eat liver", it cracked me up.

Sugaree November 7th, 2013 05:16 AM

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We'll start solid foods at six months. We'll probably skip cereal altogether and go straight into fruits and veggies. He's already showing signs of being interested in food, but he's got about 6 more weeks to go.

Jessifer November 7th, 2013 07:18 AM

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I think I might atart at 4.5 months. We are leaving for Cuba in early January for a month and Marcos would be turning 6 months halfway through the trip. I don't want to start while I'm there cause if he's having a hard time with it, I don't want to run around trying to find a pediatrician (although I must admit that the DRs there are excellent and know their stuff).

Anyway, I was thinking of initiating it in early December so that he has a bit of time to get used to it before we leave. I'll talk to my DR about it when I bring him in for his 4-month vaccines in a couple of weeks.

AmiraX4 November 7th, 2013 08:13 AM

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Its funny how times have changed the way and time table for introducing solids over the years.

When I had my first ( who is now 23! ) starting oatmeal at 4 months was totally normal. But as I had each child after it all began changing for me. I now wouldnt think of starting till at least 6 months if there was interest and if weight was an issue.

I do have a couple of friends that introduce 4-5 month mark and they had zero problems with baby and starting then. So its really a matter of what baby needs IMO. To me theres no right or wrong time to start.

-erin- November 7th, 2013 10:10 AM

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I plan to start around 6 months doing baby led weaning (aka baby led solids). I did the same with DD, but we started around 5 months, which I blame on over eager first time mommy-ness ;) I'm excited to start, but really in no rush this time around.

bellabri287 November 7th, 2013 09:20 PM

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I'll probably start when they can sit up in a hi-chair, likely 6-ish months. Not sure exactly what route we will take, purees, veggies & fruits ect. I don't want to do cereal bottles though, if we dop cereal it will likely be oatmeal to play with/eat.

Kiam November 7th, 2013 10:37 PM

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I used to eat all my brother's rice cereal when he was a baby, I'm so buying some just so I can eat it.

andrewbe7 November 8th, 2013 09:43 AM

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I think the first time I'll try feeding him will be on Thanksgiving he'll be 5 months and almost 1 week old. I'm gonna give him a spoonful or two (if he even accepts) of bananas. But then I'm gonna wait until 6 months to start solids for real

GamerMom November 12th, 2013 08:46 AM

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I have Adelyn on the single grain rice cereal now. The formula just wasn't doing it for her anymore. She was eating a lot more and a lot more frequently. Only when the doctor suggested I try it did I finally cave and bought some. Luckily Adelyn can sit up on her own for long periods of time now so that made the decision easier since they can't eat it lying down. Now she lasts longer throughout the day without feedings and sleeps about 11 hours a night. It was a plus in my books and luckily it seems Adelyn was all but ready for it.

TerriLF November 15th, 2013 06:20 AM

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I have given Elliott prunes mixed with cereal a few times and I think we will start some foods this weekend. He is a little over 4 months and is only on breastmilk but doesn't poo very often and then when he goes it is a TON! so I'm hoping some food may help a little. I figured prunes wouldn't make him constipated with starting more solids so I'm going to make some apple sauce, carrots and peas this weekend.

LilSunshine November 17th, 2013 07:00 PM

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We are going to wait until closer to 6 months or until he starts to show he's really interested/ready to eat solids. I think it's totally up to you and your baby to decide when he's ready. :)

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