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How early should my baby be eating stage 1 foods

she is currently 8 weeks old

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Asked by sashasmom159 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No sooner then 6 mos IMO.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:11 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • 4-6 MONTHS.

    Answer by MLM0503 at 8:11 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • Never. Jarred baby food is a huge scam. YOu pay so much for half of an item that is water. If you wait until six months when the baby is able to sit up and has lost the tongue thrust reflex and can hold food on their own you won't need to use purees or spend half your time scraping food off their face. Go direct to table foods.   Read this:


    Answer by amileegirl at 8:21 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • my son ate alittle at 4 months but started eatting it alot at 6 months

    Answer by DilsMommy at 8:26 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • Not before 6 months, nothing but breastmilk or formula before 6 months.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:57 PM on Jan. 18, 2010

  • Solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend 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 on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:14 AM on Jan. 19, 2010

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