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How can I get my 5 month old to eat solids?

I started my 5 month old on rice cereal about 3 weeks ago and she was eating it just fine util I started introducing the Gerber 1st foods- now she wont eat ANY solid food. She just pushes the spoon away and sticks out her tounge....How can I convince her to eat them again?


Asked by tessa0210 at 1:20 AM on Oct. 11, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • SHe shouldn't have solids until 6 months anyways read this

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 1:25 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • she's probably just not ready. wait a 2-4 weeks and try again.

    Answer by Tuf at 1:38 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Shes telling you shes not ready. According to the AAP children under the age of 6 months should not have solids. And until the age of at least a year breastmilk and formula should be the MAIN source of nutrients and solids are just desert, a slow experimental introduction to eatting.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Baby doesn't need solids until they are 12 months old. MY son is 9 months old and won't eat anything at all. Don't worry your baby will survive w/ out solids for the first year.

    Answer by cuteasabutton78 at 9:21 AM on Oct. 11, 2008