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When should I introduce cookies and crakers (the Gerber kind) to my son?

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Asked by hmf122 at 9:41 AM on Apr. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i'd say 6 months? as long as he can sit up and depending on how he responds to food.

    Answer by summerdaile at 9:46 AM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • never its just processed crap food. try something healthy.
    PP - 6 months? Babies should still be on only MILK until 6 months THEN slowly starting other foods as they are interested.

    Answer by wendy46121 at 9:56 AM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • I agree with Wendy....

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:58 AM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • I agree with Wendy too.

    Answer by LorelNicolette at 11:17 AM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Another vote for never. Over processed, over priced. Give your baby whole foods as much as possible.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:03 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • We started introducing cheerios and the like when my son was between 6-7 months.

    Answer by missanc at 12:27 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Never if possible. I wish that my kids never had cookies... it would be so much easier to never give them somethign than to break them of it.

    If you are looking for something processed, try cheerios like food (the more whole grain the better) No sugary cereals. But I would wait until you baby is showing an interest in snatching things from your plate.

    Answer by beanielips at 12:41 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • I agree with Wendy. Gerber does a great job of marketing their Graduates food line to gullible moms. It's junk food. Who wants to give an infant junk food? You should be focusing on introducing veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats. Don't get your baby started on junk food this early or it will be really hard to get them to eat healthy as a toddler.


    Answer by ThrivingMom at 12:45 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

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