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my daughter is 3 months old and is already sitting up by her self. can i feed her baby food yet?

and i am freaking. when we were at the hospital after i had her she was holding her head up and rolling over. does this mean i can start feeding her baby food?

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Asked by 2010mommy0914 at 2:43 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no. Her tummy hasn't matured enough yet

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:43 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • If you ask the doctor they would say no. You are supposed ot wait until they are 6 months old. With my 3rd child I started her on watered down ceral at 3 months old. She cried all the time and I felt she needed it. With that said I would not start with baby food at all. If you feel she needs more then I would contact the doctor.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 2:45 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • no. it's great that she's sitting up but the digestive system isn't developed enough to handle solid foods at this age!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:45 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Sitting up? As in with a little support, or on the floor with nothing around her, reaching for toys & not toppling over? Either way, NO.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • My doctor said cereal was ok at four months of age. I always started then.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:46 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • No. Wait until 5-6 months.

    Answer by mompam at 2:46 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • uh- no, you can't.

    Answer by chefjen at 2:49 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • you should feed her when you feel she is ready. that being said, sitting up isn't the only "cue" that she's ready for food. wait another month and try feeding her rice cereal off of a SPOON. at 3 months, she probably still has the tongue reflex where she will push the spoon out even if you tried to feed her now.

    Answer by tnm786 at 2:50 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • No

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:51 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • why would you even have her try to sit up by herself this early? That's just dangerous. If she fell over she could get hurt really bad. Please don't try to rush her development. There is no hurry. No race to beat other kids. Keep her safe from harm

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

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