We are approaching the age of starting my daughter on baby food and I was just wondering what to start first, the general order of foods, etc.
I know there are a lot of studies and opinions out there and I'm just curious.
Also, I've read to skip the basic cereal and oatmeal and go straight to baby food??
Answer by missanc at 7:38 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by 1st_LadyD at 4:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
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Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 5:04 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
you can google what lifes-a-dance said, and I believe you will find info to the contrary, but you be the judge. grain is one of the hardest things to digest, and Iron constipates. bad combo, plus the iron found in veggies is more easily recognized and absorbed because it has not been processed by man. Avocado, Sweet Potato, Banana, Hard Squash, Mango, Blueberry, Carrot, Zucchini, Asparagus... all VERY easy to digest, with high nutritional value, and have the least occurrences of adverse reaction (when child is over 6 months- the longer you wait, the fewer reactions, none of mine had food until they were at least 8 months). no need to buy jarred food, make your own, its easier, cheaper, and you control what your baby eats. things like apples provoke stomach acidity and can contribute to acid reflux... try this site for some great ideas recipes...
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 5:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Ditto the previous poster. Also a good site to look into for feeding baby real food is: http://www.babyledweaning.com/
Answer by amileegirl at 6:47 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
I'd advise somewhere after 6 months, to start with some steamed or baked fruits or veggies. Once they're cooked and soft, you can puree, mash with fork, or cut into small pieces to finger feed, depending on age. DS's first food was pureed zucchini. Other good foods to start with are banana, avocado, sweet potato, really, the sky is the limit. NO honey before age 1, some say age 2, and wheat is something to avoid until around 1 because it can be an allergen. Eggs, I believe you introduce yolks first, then whites later on (I'm pretty sure, though it might be the other way around). Also, depending on age, yogurt can be good to introduce, but not until at least 9ish months I think.
Answer by Krysta622 at 7:19 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
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. Two great books / websites, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning www.babyledweaning.com and Super Baby Food www.superbabyfood.com
Answer by rkoloms at 8:51 PM on Jan. 2, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 AM on Jan. 3, 2010
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