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when did your baby start eating baby food

I was told my 4 month old is ready to start stage 1 baby food but I think she might still be too young..when did you start feeding it to your baby?

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Asked by jeskaM at 9:10 AM on Oct. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • cereal and fruit around 4mths and baby food jars around 6mths

    Answer by Steph319 at 9:44 AM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • You know your baby better than anyone. One of the biggest signs is not being satisfied after bf'ing or bottle and wanting more sooner. You can try some thin rice cereal on a spoon and if baby constantly pushes the spoon out w/out tasting what is on it- wait a week and try again. It's the thrust reflex. Many babies don't take to what is on the spoon right away. If she doesn't like it at first it can take up to 10 introductions for a baby to really know whether is is liked or not. Often it is the "what the heck is this?" reaction and we just think they don't like it. Mine never really like baby food but would eat table food mushed up really well.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 9:47 AM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • Cereal at 2 months and babyfood at 4 months.

    Answer by purpleducky at 10:35 AM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • We start solids when they are ready and show signs of being ready. start showing more interest in what you are eating. With every baby it's different. Mine went like this 1st-5.5m 2nd-7m 3rd-6m. IMO I think 4m is to early.


    Answer by sscar_az at 12:26 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

  • William has been on cereal since 2 months, and he is 4 months now and just started veggies. He has a baby spoon and i give him two spoonfuls of veggies (smaller bites of course, but that is more than enough for him) once a day, and cereal at night. He will have beans for week, than peas for a week (to watch for allergies) than the rest of green veggies, than on to orange veggies, than fruit (i want him to like veggies before getting a sweet tooth) I figure by the time he is eating fruits he may want an "extra" feeding, so than he will have fruit in the AM, veggies with us at dinner, and cereal at bedtime.

    Answer by Med109 at 2:45 AM on Oct. 19, 2008

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