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When did your child start baby food and what did you start out with?

Our son will be 4 months dec 6, just curious. thanks


Asked by Ambie0526 at 9:16 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • both of my kids started food , other than cereal, at around 5 1/2 months...we started veggies beans I think with my son...I'd have to dig out the baby books to know for sure though

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 9:27 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • We started with fresh avocado around 5 months.

    Answer by CAMKsMom at 9:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • My son and daughter both started at four months. It was applesauce for them both, then pureed fruits and Veggies from Gerber.
    My son didn't take to it really until a couple of months later. My daughter ate anything (still does) that's put in front of her.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:21 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • we never started before 6 months. Avocado was their first food. My middle son still can't get enough of it!

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:22 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Rice Cereal at 4 1/2 months and then first apples at 5 months

    Answer by liss05 at 9:23 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • We started at 3 months with both. Very thin rice cereal and a fruit (not mixed w/cereal), usually apples first. Make sure you give baby the same thing for at least 4-5 days straight to make sure he/she isn't allergic to anything.

    Answer by HaydensMama07 at 10:45 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Keep in mind that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many are now recommending skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breast milk (or formula). Then baked sweet potato, oatmeal, pumpkin, pureed peas, etc. Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts. Two fantastic books on feeding babies, with slightly differing philosophies are Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food. Check them out of the library. Both websites have great information:

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:28 AM on Nov. 30, 2010