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when did you give your son/daughter baby food?

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Asked by shessohippie at 12:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Rice cereal at 4 months. And regular gerber stage 1 at 6 months.

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 12:41 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I started when he was doubled in weight, acting hungry after a bottle, interested in my food and no longer had the tongue thrust reflex. So, I started at 4 months with rice cereal.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:41 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • cereal at 6 months, baby food mixed in the cereal at 7 months, very little table food at 8 months. still eats bottles 3-4 times a day though. you don't want to start too early, doctors say 4 months is the earliest but they really recommend you wait till 6 months for any solid food, including cereal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • My first started rice cereal at 4.5 months and loved it, my second we didn't even try till 6 months but she didn't want to have anything to do with it until 7 months (now she's obsessed). Both kept up their breastmilk intake, though, till we switched to whole milk at 12 months.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 1:18 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Everybody knows that its at 4 months old when you start stage 1 baby food and rice cereal in their milk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I started rice cereal a little before 4 months. My sons a spitter, so was hoping it would help keep things down. The doc told us we could start fruits and veggies at four months since he was doing so well on the cereal. He is 5 months now. And maybe eats a jar a day. We dont give him much. Just a little bit for taste and to get used to eating.

    Answer by ashtonjames at 1:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • No, anon, I guess the aap doesn't know. DD1 wasn't interested until 10 months. DD2 is 7 months, and will eat a bite or two here and there.

    Answer by apexmommy at 1:44 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • To ANON 1:38..are you nuts? You never put it in their bottle, and not all kids eat at 4 months.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:59 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • My daughter started around 5 mos, my son around 8, but he didn't eat regularly until 11 mos.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:05 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • We started at 6 months with homemade purees.

    Answer by Cassieniccole at 2:52 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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