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how much garber food do i gave a 6month old

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • You need to start off with 1st foods. I think they're 2oz. It all depends on your baby, whether or not he/she likes it. Start off with a little bit at a time. Hope this helps.

    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 2:12 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • have you been feeding your baby solids or are you just starting? because if you are just starting i would say once a day and one "kind" at a time to rule out allergys. lets say you start with banana for a few days and then go over to carrots for another few days.
    i started at 4 months with a little bit of very watered down cereal (with breastmilk or formula) until my son was able to eat from the spoon well and then i started introducing him to solids.
    you will see for yourself how much and how often to feed him once you get started. just remember to start slowly. good luck
    ps: there are great books at babies r us about feeding baby

    Answer by glossyblack at 2:16 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • The 1st foods from geber, I would start off with veggies and not fruit right away cause then the baby might want to only eat the fruit. My daugther did well on veggies for a while, and then i moved her to a fruit here and there and then when she started 2nd stage foods she had the taste for both of them.

    Answer by HANNAHSMOMMY25 at 2:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • oh and it would be like once a day to start off with. like a lunch time or mixed in with the cereal

    Answer by HANNAHSMOMMY25 at 2:18 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • parentscom will give you a detail view up to 2yrs on what and how much.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 2:22 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • None.Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:15 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

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