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June 30th, 2006, 10:45 AM
Dylans_Mama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I was reading on another board that they had given there baby, at 5 and 6 months, the fruit puffs and biter biscuits. I thought that those were until they were much older.

Gerber Fruit Puffs

This is what the website says for when they are ready.

Your baby is ready for Fruit Puffs or Veggie Puffs when she:
Eats thicker, lumpier foods with larger pieces
Crawls on hands and knees (tummy up and off the floor)
Uses jaw to mash food with gums
Holds small foods between thumb and first finger

Has anyone started these? And when is your baby considered a toddler? That is what catagory these are listed under.
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June 30th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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I think that people should start foods like this when the baby is starting to show the signs that they are ready OR if the baby's doctor/nurse says they should.

It is also widely known that babies under 6 months should only be breast/bottle fed, but we started Aiden on solids at 4 months because he wasn't gaining any weight (he was born at 9 lbs. 12 oz. and he was only 10 lbs. 14 oz 4 months later).

ANYWAYS, I think that it all depends on the baby and the doctor. Some babies MAY be crawling, may have teeth, may be ready at 6 months, and others not. The food company's suggestion of readiness is very general.

Toddler stage is usually 1 year and up, but sometimes babies can eat this food before then. Since Aiden has been eating solids since 4 months, he is eating toddler stage foods already.

Hope that helps.

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June 30th, 2006, 07:41 PM
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I havent tried any of those yet because to be honest, i just havent taken the time to educate myself on them, are they nutritional? I have no clue. The only thing similar that I have given him was one of those instant cereal in biscuit form, they say you can mush it up and even give it as a first food, but I gave Cohen that biscuit and he literally gagged and hated it lol. He is so picky!

Thank you Rawisner for the Siggy!

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July 1st, 2006, 11:12 AM
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I actually started those fruit puffs once my son met all those requirements. I figured they were on the back of the container for a reason. But once he started eating them I realized just how easy the dissolve. They melt so fast. When I first started them I would break them up, but now he eats the whole thing. They are a great product! I haven't done the biscuits things, they can break into big pieces and they scare still scare me.

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July 10th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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I tried one of the large apple flavored wagon wheels this weekend and he loved it. And you are right they dissolve so quicky the second he got it wet it was mush.
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