So I will be introducing my baby to baby foods this weekend and just have a few questions. I have already gave him rice cereal for about a month and I know you are suppose to to wait a week in between foods and give the veggies first. What vegetable is the best to give them first? Im assuming the baby doesnt eat the whole jar--how much do you give them? What do you do with the leftovers so that it doesnt get contaminated? How many times a day do you give it to them? Does it come with a bottle (if so should it be a full bottle?) or is it instead of a bottle?
Obviously I am a first timer, lol, so any answers, tips, advice would be so appreciated!
Answer by EmilySusan at 12:11 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:26 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by ANGIE409 at 1:27 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by MommaM2 at 1:28 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by marbear98 at 1:45 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
I don't see why you're in a rush to start him on food when he's only 4 months old. Wait until he starts asking for it- showing interest in what you're eating (not to be confused with just wanting to put everything in his mouth), able to sit up unassisted, loss of the tounge-thrust reflex, ability to let you know when he's full (i.e turning head away from bottle or breast). Babies go through a growth spurt at 4 months old, so just because he may be super hungry right now doesn't mean he's not fully satisified with formula or breastmilk.
Their digestive systems aren't fully developed at 4 months, and solids can be hard on the tummy.
They're only little once- no need to rush them to grow up.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Mar. 27, 2009