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October 29th, 2008, 03:59 PM
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a few weeks ago I started Katie on cereals.....she was CRANKY for 2 weeks while doing so. I think it was just too soon.
so we stopped. Our ped said to reintroduce them, maybe a different brand....I have opted to just start veggies,since I really doubt she had an allergy to the rice or oatmeal. She started sweet potatoes yesterday.
anyone else go right to veggies and or fruits?

by the way....at her appt last Sat she weighed in at 15 lbs 5 oz....25 1/2 inches long!
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October 29th, 2008, 06:25 PM
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makenna is eating everything now. i just introduced her to carrots and she loved them. now i only give her a teaspoon once a day. she likes the veggies better then fruit. weird hey? any ways just take your time, start by little bits then gradually up the amount.
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October 30th, 2008, 10:08 PM
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Start giving her a little bit and then upping the amount some once she is doing well
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October 30th, 2008, 11:47 PM
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I have always been in the "no solids until 6 months" camp, as I strongly believe a baby's digestive system is not ready/mature enough to their to handle any stronger than breastmilk/formula before then. (Some even go so far as to say, they are not ready till they get their first tooth).... But starting at around 3˝ months, KB started showing an avid interest in food.... as well as began acting like she was ready/needed a little something more. After [stubbornly] battling with her getting up in the night for a several weeks, I finally relented. By this time she was about 4˝ months old. At that point, I would give her a *small* serving of Sweet Potatoes, once a day.... and only a *supplement* to my b'milk. (I firmly believe that for babies this age, food should only be supplemental, not their primary source of nutrition!!!) Then at 6 months we started adding in other fruits & vegetables into her diet (like avocado, pear, bananas, & applesauce)... then eventually added stuff like cooked carrots, peas & green beans as well as some starches (potatoes, bread, etc.). We didn't ever do cereals, as I felt they were a filler more than anything else... and with so many wonderful [vitamin enriching] vegetables and fruits out there... what's the use? From there, we giving her bite of mashed up table foods... and now she eats just about everything we do. (has since she was a good 9 months old)

I hope this helps some! Good luck!

ETA: Just a note.. make sure, when you are introducing new foods, that you do very small amounts (I made this mistake with KB, and it made her spit up, fussy or have the runs)... and always make sure you give the new food a chance to completely run through her system before introducing something else!!
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October 31st, 2008, 09:12 AM
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thank you ladies !

I am using "take n toss" spoons which are like half the size of an adult tsp.
she may get a tsp of sweet potatoes at a time...and that is is. I am keeping her meal small, as I know her formula is much more important.

my ped did tell me about the 3-4 days rule before starting a new food....and I have read that in many of my baby books.....
so, IF I feel brave today....I might try a new one....but we'll see....lol

thanks again for all of your advice!
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October 31st, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Best of luck. I started cereal at like a few weeks and stage 1s at like 4 months or so.

I feel that as the parent of the child you will know when they are ready
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October 31st, 2008, 01:47 PM
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we had pears today....LOL
I think she was expecting potatoes again......her eyes lit up and she just started squealing !! LOL
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yum. Yeah theres a big difference between the taste of pears and sweet potatoes
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