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Moving food stages

How did you know to move your baby up to the next food stage?

DS is on stage 2 foods and doing wonderful! I was just trying to get a feel of when to move him to stage 3, or how to know.

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Asked by Jessie1689 at 11:57 PM on May. 29, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He's only 7 months old? He's not old enough for the 3rd stage foods. He may be doing great, but 3rd stage foods are a LOT thicker and a LOT chunkier - and with certain things the chunks are hard. I skipped 3rd foods with my 2nd-4th kids, went from 2nd to table foods. But 7 months is way too early. Keep going with the 2nd stage for a while.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • Never used baby food. Started with real food at 6 mo.


    Answer by Gailll at 12:07 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • My son was eating stage 3 at 7m with only 2 teeth. :) Try it if your child seems to be struggling dont give it to him for awhile!

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 12:07 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • your supposed to wait for 3rd stage foods until 10 - 11 months old. thats when i started my son on them. i found that out because i asked our doctor.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 12:09 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • Third stage foods are pointless, go to table foods.

    Answer by lifetimelove at 12:43 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • I read stage 3 starts at 8 months or when they can crawl. Hence the crawler emblum maybe? lol... My son started eating table foods at 7 months cause he refused to eat baby food anymore.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:45 AM on May. 30, 2010

  • No need for stage 3 ever. By 8 months we moved our kids straight to table food, cut up small or mashed with the back of a fork.

    Answer by missanc at 9:14 AM on May. 30, 2010

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