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when should I start feeding her baby foood out of jars?

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Asked by Smwall123 at 12:19 AM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • start 1st stage fruits around 4-5 months, wait 4 days between starting a new fruit, once youve tried all the fruits, move on to vegtables. around 6-7 months start 2nd stage.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:57 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • If breastfed six months, if formula four months.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:23 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • You never have to use jar foods at all. If you wait until at least six months and the baby can sit up on their own, have lost the tongue thrust reflex and can grab things you can give them chunks of regular table food to experiment with. Food before one is just for fun. You'll save money and the food will taste better. If you do go commercial food...skip baby cereal. It is constipating and tastes horrid.


    Answer by amileegirl at 8:44 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Never. 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 5:20 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • If you do feed jarred baby food to your LO you should never feed it to them straight from the jar unless they are eating a full jar at a time. Feeding them from the jar and then saving the rest till later lets germs grow in it, and they grow fast. Always be sure to put the food in a dish and feed the baby from that.

    Answer by Jessie1689 at 4:27 AM on Feb. 5, 2010

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