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When did you start giving your child baby food?

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tara.schneider

Asked by tara.schneider at 11:51 AM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my daughter was 4 months when i started giving her baby food
    nicole0709442

    Answer by nicole0709442 at 11:52 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Some doctors say 4 months, some say 6. Others say to wait longer. IMO when your baby loses the thrusting reflex (pushing the food out of his mouth with his tongue) then he is ready for food, but never before 4 months at the earliest. It's one of those things where you have to get the most information as possible and decide what you want to do. Also talk to your pedi about it.
    sbastille

    Answer by sbastille at 11:53 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • id ask your dr but i gave my son baby food at about 5 and half months. We just gave him baby rice ceareal for a while then moved on to baby food in the jar.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • 6mos. Even if they do eat before than their digestive system is not mature enough till then. Check the tongue reflex, if they push their tongue out their not ready.
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 11:55 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • docs say 4 to 6 months but we started bananas at 3months my daughter is now 6 months and lett me tell you she is one health girl
    dewey_scoles

    Answer by dewey_scoles at 12:39 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • we started giving our son cereal at four months. the dr said to wait till 6 months at least but his reasoning was really just to make sure the baby could suport his own head to prevent choking. our son was just too hungry for just a bottle! another thing to watch for is when the baby starts to really watch your food or grab for it, then you know he/she is wanting more!
    disheveled

    Answer by disheveled at 12:45 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Six months. Before that, you are just replacing the most nutritious food you can give them (breast milk or formula) with less nutritious, lower calorie food. After six months, the solid food supplements the milk/formula.
    evwsquared

    Answer by evwsquared at 3:42 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

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