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How many of you started solids before 6 months?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Oct. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter started rice cereal btwn 4 and 6 months. I don't remember exactly what age.

    Answer by Kword at 10:44 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I may have started them between 4 and 6mos..but wait until he/she is 9mos old before giving the meat baby food. They simply dont have the enzymes to digest it until then. We waited until 6mos for juice, but did cereal and fruits, veg a little earlier.

    Answer by hw1977 at 10:46 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • Not me. My first was six months, after I'd gotten the okay from the doctor. And my second (who has tummy problems) was after seven months after the okay from the doctor. There is zero reason to start them before six months. Their little tummys aren't ready for it yet. Thats why its recommended because its the best idea to wait.

    Answer by Amelia512 at 10:47 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • My kids were between 6-7 months when they started solids.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:02 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • my son was 4 months. we tried the rice cereal an he hated it.. an we tried applesauce an he took it. he was perfectly fine and loved his food after! :)

    Answer by akalei at 11:04 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • We started solids at exactly 5 months because my daughter met all the "ready" requirements.

    Answer by Mama2BabyTaurus at 11:05 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I did with my first two but my last one didn't respond well so I quit and held off until 7 months when he was more interested.

    Answer by khedy at 11:09 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • My daughter was about 5 months old when we started giving her solids. She had more than tripled her birth weight, and her pediatrician agreed that it was a good move. She was already starting to drink from a sippy cup, and she was able to sit up and hold things by herself, so he told us we could give it a shot. We tried cereal first, and she hated every kind. We tried every kind we could find about 25 times each (over the course of like 3 months) and she never would eat them, even mixed with baby food like fruits. So, we tried baby food and she started eating it like she had never been fed lol.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:29 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • im breastfeeding and was suprized my sons DR said to start cereal n 1st foods at 4 months but i waited till 5 and started very slowly and some days its only milk depends on ques from my baby!

    Answer by MichelleBabyBoy at 11:33 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • We started rice cereal around 5 months, then other solids shortly after that--just before 6 months.

    Answer by pam19 at 11:33 PM on Oct. 21, 2010

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