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What's the youngest i can start my boy on real food? and what do i start with?

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Asked by jnhill at 9:56 AM on Jan. 15, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • pediatricians usually give the OK for rice cereal off of a spoon only at 4 months. they usually give the OK for babyfood at 6 months, starting with a yellow or orange vegetable, like carrots or squash. you could also make your own if you have a food processor or blender, just cook the veggie first and mash it up really good.

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:57 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Baby cereal most will say around 4-6 months then go to fuits, veggies then meats

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 9:57 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Baby for at 6 months and start with veggies first and only do one new food ever 2-3 days to watch for allergies.
    Table food at 9-10 months and same thing start with veggies (peas, green beans, sweet potatoes)

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 9:57 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • well how old is he now first of all ? and if hes about 10 months up i would start with maybe some cheerios ..some plain chicken shredded or diced really small so he cant choke and some soft pasta also cut into small pieces..not spaghetti or anything things like elbows or penne

    Answer by zperez0809 at 9:58 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • between 5 and 6 months and id start with rice cereal or veggies. me i started at 4.5 month and she hated rice cereal so i mixed in a bit of carrot and then she was in heaven

    Answer by laura970 at 9:58 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • *food not for lol

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 9:58 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • my ds was on cereal at 4 almost 5 months, baby food at 6 months, table food at 9 months.

    i didn't give my dd cereal or baby food. i just waited unti she was 8 almost 9 months and i gave her table food. her first table food was fried rice at the mexican restaurant we were eating at.

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:05 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • If they can chew or tear, I'm sure they can try solids. Teeth are a big key item for real food...but I have known some babies that can gum the food till its able to be swallowed. 9 months for soft stuff, a year for harder to chew stuff.

    Answer by Imortlmommy at 10:06 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • Both my boys started "real" food around 7 months. That was when they were able to pick food up, feed themselves and chew it.

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:32 AM on Jan. 15, 2011

  • My son started out on cereal and baby food at almost 4 months. They say you can start at 4 months. Some other peds. say 6 months. Do what you feel your child can handle. If I listened to everyone on here then I would have a very hungry starved little baby right about now.

    Answer by Nienna7477 at 6:50 PM on Jan. 15, 2011

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