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baby cereal/food?

how soon do babys get baby food and baby cereal.. not talking in a bottle either. i mean in a bowl with a spoon. please no mean answer's. unest question

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on Apr. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • when they can chew it....usually around one. but don't give them baby cereal cause it's nasty...give them a soft normal cereal like fruity pebbles

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Apr. 4, 2010

  • ANON: you are dumb.

    When your child can sit up, no longer has the tongue thrust reflex and is at least 6 months old. Yes, you baby can eat baby food or cereal. But, if you wait until they are older to eat, you can go straight to finger foods. The only real reason to eat food before a year is to get practice, not for nutritional needs. So, their main source of nutrients should stil be breastmilk or formula. Continue to give at least 24 to 32 oz of formula or on demand breast until at least one year. breast feeding can go longer. And if breast fed, they can wait even longer to eat solids.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:55 PM on Apr. 4, 2010

  • LMAO Fruity pebbles??????? You do know how much SUGAR is in that?? LMAO FAIL right there anon

    I started baby cereal around 5 months. Usually your Dr will let you know around the time you can start it. Don't force it tho some babies just don't want baby food when you want them to try it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Apr. 4, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon said the exact thing my pediatrician says. He also says nothing but breastmilk before 4.5 months, He says to start with organic brown rice baby cereal sometime between 4.5 months and 6 months. Once baby is eating well from a spoon (no more tongue reflex pushing it back out) then you can move on to pureed veggies and then fruits and finally meats.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:56 PM on Apr. 4, 2010

  • 4 and a half months i started my son on single grain rice cereal and stage one fruits and vegetables.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 10:17 PM on Apr. 4, 2010

  • Don't put cereal in a bottle ever; it is a choking risk.

    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 breast milk (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 fantastic books on feeding babies, with slightly differing philosophies are Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food. Check them out of the library. cont

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:02 AM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Both websites have great information:


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:03 AM on Apr. 5, 2010

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