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When did you start solids?

Britts eating ten ounce bottles at a shot and wanting more, I'm thinking of giving her some food.


Asked by Mrs_Harsh at 4:33 PM on May. 2, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:22 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • Well, I gave my daughter rice cereal at 4 months, started pureed baby food at 6 months and started introducing solid/table foods at around 11 months, but it took her a little while to start to like it.
    She ate things like puffs and freeze-dried fruit pieces at around 10 months.

    Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 4:49 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • Sorry Mrs. Harsh. I couldn't help it. Your questions said "When did you start solids?" and my mom was standing right here.



    Answer by layh41407 at 5:33 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • I have tried rice cereal, but Bret isn't a fan. I know that a friend of mine who had her son after you had Britt is already feeding him baby food. I am going to wait at least another month before introducing anything other than the rice cereal.

    Answer by AF4life at 6:57 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • My DD was 6 months and my DS about 5 months. His doctor wanted me to start early because my super milk made him HUGE. He was the size of 1 yr old when he was 6 months and the doctor wanted him to get more food then what my boobs provided

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:48 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • I asked my mom. She said she started me on rice cereal at 2 and a half months. Now that was almost 38 years ago, but...

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:57 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • 3 months started with cereal

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 5:21 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • DD was 4 mos when we started with rice cereal, and she couldn't process it so we moved to oatmeal. She loved that one. She still doesn't process rice very well...
    We started with fruits and veggies at 6 months. I have heard that bananas and avocados make great first foods, mashed and thinned with breastmilk or formula.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 5:25 PM on May. 2, 2012

  • Six months.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:52 AM on May. 3, 2012

  • give away, let her eat it up, use a magic bullet to make it

    Answer by WHITELIGHTJENNY at 7:02 PM on May. 6, 2012