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foodsfor 5 month old?

my 5 month old will be 6 months in a week...what fruits can i give him? i have one of those mesh things that he can suck on without swallowing any pieces...and what foods can i give him? hes already got 2 teeth on the bottom...is he old enough for those things that melt in your mouth?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Check out this site!! It is fabulous. There are lists of all the foods you can start with, what nutrients those foods offer, and every other food related question you might have.

    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 4:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Start him on Baby Mum Mums - they're rice rusks that dissolve quickly in baby's mouth and they're safe to give as soon as baby starts solid foods. Once he has mastered those, graduate to gerber puffs, cheerios and other finger foods. I used to give frozen apple chunks in those mesh feeders all the time - they're great for teething! You can put just about anything in those - just keep in mind that fresh fruits are more acidic than steamed and pureed ones so too much might upset his tummy. As for pureed fruits and veggies...here goes: banana, avocado, peach, plum, pear, apple, nectarine, prunes, mango, berries (more acidic, might want to wait another month or two), squash, eggplant, carrot, turnip, parsnips, broccoli, green bean, sweet potato, white potato, etc.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 4:10 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Gerber Puffs melt very nicely in the mouth too. Most recommend starting with cereal, then adding veggies and do fruits last. Remember to introduce one food at a time over a couple days to check for allergies, especially if they run in the family. The reason they recommend veggies first before fruits is that some babies will take a dislike to veggies after getting a taste of the sweet fruit.
    marbear98

    Answer by marbear98 at 7:43 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • We started with sweet potatoes and squash, then peas, pears, even chicken (though he's not a big fan). I agree with the mesh feeder. We give our son frozen grapes in the mesh feeder to ease his teething pain. He LOVES it.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:48 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

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