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What age should your child be to start eating baby food ?

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Asked by hollinshead at 5:31 PM on Jan. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Mine started at 5 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • I started introducing my daughter to solids around 4 months, just baby cereal at first, then gradually I started adding a jar of food twice a day (the same kind) until she had tried all the kinds of jarred foods, and then 3 times a day different kinds with a bottle. Now at 9 1/2 months old she is eating a 6 oz. jar 3 times a day and a 6 oz. bottle 3 or 4 times a day (gradually reducing the amount so she's off the bottle by a year old).

    Answer by stargazerwolf at 5:35 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Most doctors recommend waiting to start solids at around 6 months. Baby should be able to sit up on its own and not have the tongue thrust reflex anymore. Some people start earlier then 6 months, but if you start too early, the baby's body isn't really ready to process food yet, and could cause food allergies. Some people don't start solids until after 8 months. It really just depends on your baby.

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 5:36 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • mine started at 6 months but i started introducing it to her when she was 4 months

    Answer by hmomr at 5:38 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • AAP recommends no sooner then 6 months, and I agree with that. My son was 7 and a half months before he started having tastes, and 11 months before he started eating regularly.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:53 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • It's recommended between 4-6 months, usually closer to 6.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:56 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Listen to the health experts and the research, not what other moms did. Virtually all health organizations say nothing but breastmilk or formula for the first 6 months.
    Unfortunately, many health care providers are not up to date in what they're telling parents, and many, many books are not up to date.

    Based on recent research, the AAP and other health organizations recommend that all babies be exclusively breastfed (no cereal, juice or any other foods) for the first 6 months of life (NOT the first 4-6 months).

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:36 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • i started my son on jucies @ 5 months and stage 1 foods at 6 months

    Answer by IloveMyKids415 at 7:09 PM on Jan. 22, 2009

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