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how many days do YOU wait until introducing a new food to your child's diet?

I know they say 3-4, but I was wondering what the average day most mommies wait, is it shorter, longer?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I always waited a week to give the kids bellies a chance to get used to what they were tring for the first time.

    Answer by BooBear666 at 5:17 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • i agree with you :D

    Answer by SThompson21 at 5:19 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I've usually waited 3 days or so.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:23 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • If I did that then it would take years to getting around to letting my kiddo try some bussles sprouts.

    'Babies need to be introduced to food in stages' = big common myth.

    From 6 months onwards my kiddo ate everything I ate - no baby food, no delaying anything, just food, and never reacted to anything.

    Only delay certain foods if there is a history of reactions to them in the family.

    Answer by ladysavage at 5:25 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I started applesause on the morning of his 6th birthday. Carrots for lunch, applesauce, then carrots. The next day...was bananas and green beans. Now I give him fries and such. I stay away from eggs and dairy. Well...eggs... I limit his dairy... but he does get some. There are no food allergies in my family... and the only "texture" issue he has is now that he's had foods he can chew on...he prefers them to purees. :)

    Answer by srenee1988 at 5:32 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Sorry...that was 6th month...not 6th year... LOL...

    Answer by srenee1988 at 5:42 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I give it 3 or 4 days actually. She has yet to have a reaction, so I think things are alright. She has actually had a wide array of foods and I don't really worry about how long it will take to be able to feed her certain foods.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 5:50 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • There is a 4 day wait rule - but I usually waited about 2. My husband has food allergies so I was very watchful over the foods that upset him. I use the website:
    to help me add 2 new foods a week (to help me introduce variety).
    Hope this helps!

    Answer by RubyAlexander at 5:57 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I did three days.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:04 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • i'm sorry but your babies tummies have never had anything in them besides breast milk or formula and everyone is different so giving them your food is foolish in my opinion, what if something goes wrong then how do you know what your baby cant have? i made sure to wait 3 days sometimes 2, good luck!

    Answer by havingaboy08 at 6:13 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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