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when should I increase my baby's soild food intake

my son is working on his 6th month. he eats jar food or rice twice a day. When should I go to 3 times a day?

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Asked by rbeca at 6:54 AM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I guess when his appetite seems to increase. My son is at the same point so I'll be checking the other answers too!

    Answer by beckcorc at 6:58 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • With all my children I just paid attention to how they responded...If their appetite increased then I would then increase their portion...Mine were on 3 times a day for solids at 9 mths old.

    Answer by ChaoticSoul at 7:00 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • definitely pay attention to your child, that's your best indicator.
    With my son, at 6 months i was giving him baby food 3x's a day. But my son is a big boy (30lbs solid muscle at 18mos). He was ready for it and he let me know because he would just spit the bottle out and whine when he saw us eating dinner or just whine period until i gave him his food.
    If you see your child isn't gaining sufficient weight or is getting more lethargic than usual, try bumping him up to 3x's a day. That's usually a good sign that he's not getting enough calories from his formula and needs a little extra help!

    Answer by deacons_mommy07 at 8:05 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • We started at 4 months with cereal as one meal.

    When we added veggies, that became supper and cereal became breakfast.

    When we added fruits, that became lunch.

    So, mine were eating three times a day at about 5 1/2 months.

    No particular reason....just sounded logical to us to work towards three meals at meal time! lol

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:14 AM on Feb. 6, 2009

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