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how do you feed babies food for first time?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Sep. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • you start with something good like baby food peaches! if its sweet they will often take it easier.

    Answer by krsiti at 6:55 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • With a tiny spoon coated with soft material so it won't hurt it's mouth, it is a blast seeing the faces they make.....

    Answer by older at 6:58 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • When I first started feeding my little guy, the first thing I had him eat was mashed bannanas, he looked so suprised and at first was like this is different, then he was like i like this.

    Answer by qustnmrk28 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • With about 10 wet washcloths on hand, plastic sheet covering the entire floor underneath the high chair and a camera lol. Sorry, seriously it's too cute watching them the first few times. They pucker their little mouths and scrunch their faces up lol. You can try whatever food you want to at first, veggies or fruit. Just don't switch for a few days so you'll know if they are allergic to something, what it was. I like to use the little soft baby spoons, but some people use regular spoons. Have fun! ;)

    Answer by kksmomma1019 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • If you wait until they can sit on their own and can/do reach for your food, then, put small bites of avocado, baked sweet potato or banana on their tray and let them pick it up and eat it. Then, not only do you know they are ready to eat, their is less mess and they learn to feed themselves. It's called "baby led weaning". I also believe that if food has to be liquidy, then, they aren't ready to eat.


    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:10 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I second babylead solids/weaning. No fuss. And the baby leads the way. My babies first food was a whole apple that she happily sucked on. At 9 months she was devouring the thing down to the core. Just a couple of weeks ago we both enjoyed some whole pluots (half apricot half plum!) together. The only food she gets mushed are foods that come that way like hummus, guacamole, pea soup, mashed potatoes etc. We don't do cereal mush... blech...tastes horrid.

    We don't do rubber spoons. Regular spoons that she controlled. I did buy her a set of proper toddler sized cuttlery that is just a smaller version of adult silverware (complete with little butter knife she'll get later). Right now she can use the spoon and fork if its preloaded.

    Answer by amileegirl at 7:53 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Start with something easy. Either buy a can of baby food for his appropriate age, make baby cereals or cook a potato that you mash and mix with breast milk or formula. There should be no lumps at all in the food.
    Don't use any salt at all when you prepare your baby's food! His kidneys are not enough developed handle salt.

    Also wait with serving meat and fish until your baby is older than six months. Fruit, vegetables and cereals are good choices in the beginning. Whatever meal you start to choose with, make it semi-liquid.

    Start with a small amount

    For your baby, solid baby food is a new world. Start slowly once a day. One or two teaspoons is enough the first time. This way you will notice if your baby has an allergy or if his stomach gets upset.
    If your baby likes what he gets you can increase the amount slowly during the next few days until he eats around 3 table spoons. Then start with another kind of food if you like.

    Answer by 0MYSTICALSTAR0 at 12:06 AM on Sep. 21, 2010

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