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When did you start you lil one on stage 3 foods?

My son can set up all by himself and he chews his food now..or trys to anyways. He has no teeth yet. He is almost 6 months.

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leann74016

Asked by leann74016 at 2:26 AM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think we did it around 7-8 months but used it for maybe 2 weeks and went to real food... she had about 8 teeth at that time. I would wait a little longer or give him soft foods... IMO anyways!
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 2:36 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I didnt start my daughter on any solids or anything really until she was 14 months old, and she was chunky and healthy.
    Newbegginings04

    Answer by Newbegginings04 at 2:46 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • ya my DD just started on stage 3 cause she only has 6 teeth and shes 13 months old.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • We started around 9 months I think. My daughter got a mouthful of teeth early, but the general rule of thumb is if you can mush it with relative ease between your tongue and the roof of your mouth, an infant can gum it. Generally, stage 3 is recommended for crawlers.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 3:58 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Never. I thought it was stupid to pay for jars of real food. So we stopped stage 2s completely at 7 months and he was on table food.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:11 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I don't remember ever using them with DS. He went from stage 2 to table food at around 8-9 months. DD was breastfed so I started food late with her, at 6 months. So she was not eating table food 'til she was around 9-10 months. The stage 3 are mostly just bigger jars and some of them have small chunks in them... cheaper to make your own.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:26 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Never, when they are ready for stage 3 they are ready for table food.

    Navymama

    Answer by Navymama at 9:27 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Never. DS never took to babyfood and I didn't see a reason in spending money trying to get him to eat something that had not flavor, so we never went past stage 1 and just started table food..he did fine with no teeth and does even better with 3 teeth now (he is 10 months old).
    mag12305cmg

    Answer by mag12305cmg at 12:57 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • it should be ok to start him on 3 foods if hes chewing then he prob ready get one jar and try it out if he chokes then wait a few months or a few weeks be for you try again
    lovergirl1014

    Answer by lovergirl1014 at 2:59 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

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