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When did you first start letting your baby taste things?

I'm not talking about "feeding" them solids, just letting them taste something that you had?


Asked by kabbot01 at 7:12 PM on May. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I guess our son was around five months when we started dipping our finger in things for him.


    Answer by timelessglass at 7:16 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • About 3 months I think. Little bit wont hurt them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • I don't. I think it's silly. I don't go around licking tiny bits of things. When they are ready for food, I give them good, healthy food. Until then, they get good healthy milk. Babies don't need these things that people claim won't hurt them. I was just at a friend's house, and her kid doesn't eat well. He had chocolate pudding and white bread for lunch. She can't figure out why he won't eat anything else. Probably because she started him off with poor eating habits before he even had teeth.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • Ehhh 2.5 months or so. But I don't do it all the time, she's only tasted four or five things. We're trying to learn how to eat with a spoon right now. Talk about hard O.O

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:33 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • We just recently started doing it like a month or so ago so around 7 months. I don't know why but I don't like doing it.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 8:08 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • They started getting tastes of things when they started on table foods at about 6 months.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:27 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • Sooo I let my 5 month old gnaw on cantalope is that so called unhealthy foods vs healthy milk??? She has sucked on fruit through the little teething net soo guess that's unhealthy according to one of u

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • I never did. I agree with anon. A little taste probably won't "hurt" them, but it's certainly not good for them. Babies aren't even supposed to have what's considered healthy foods for adults. Fruits and fruit juices should still be off the list. My daughter first started tasting and eating things at 10months.

    Answer by jus1jess at 8:47 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • My doctor said RICE CEREAL first at about 4-5 months and then around 5 they can have anything an adult can have should it be puree or blended until smooth. I agree that the teething net is great and I started giving my now 5.5 month old food around 4 months one at a time. If you call Gerber they will tell you that your child should sit assisted, drink 24 fluid ounces of milk, etc... but use your own judgement. Kaden was eye-ing our food at about 4 months and he is enjoying trying new foods and broading his palet. So do what is best for you at the end of the day.

    Hope this helps.

    Answer by laurenregister at 9:18 PM on May. 1, 2009

  • I didn't. He first started tasting with rice cereal and then baby food. Not against it, just never thought of it.

    Answer by thisloveofmine at 9:55 PM on May. 1, 2009