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Baby food

Ok I keep hearing people saying that they aren't feeding them baby food till they're 6 mo what is that about? Is there something I don't know about because mine started cereal at 3 mo and baby food at 4 mo and now I'm kinda wondering if I did something wrong or what?

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Asked by ranthony7692 at 10:26 AM on Jan. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You didn't do anything wrong, all babies are different. My kids started on cereal at around 3-5 months.

    Answer by pennycandy at 10:28 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • You didnt' do anything wrong. It is recomended that babies be introduced to solids between 4-6 months. If your child is doing fine, thriving, not having any digestional issues, then keep doing what you are doing. My son was on cereal at 2 months, jarred foods at 4 months. My daughter had cereal as a newborn because of reflux and jarred foods at 4 months as well.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:32 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • nope nothing wrong. i started cereal mixed with a veggie at 4 months and by 9 months she was eating everything we ate. mine couldnt wait to eat. they would just stare at us and whine to have some.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • u didnt do anything wrong just some moms like to wait until 6months to start its now recommended by some docs to wait until 6months,others say 4months! its really up to u! i started at 7 months and never did that rice stuff and she was on table food by 8 months, baby food is just for fun its not needed! formula and breast milk is all the baby needs for the first year!!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 12:58 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Technically a baby doesnt need anything other then mothers milk till 1 yr. I started mine on cereal at 5 months and then at 6 months gradually started introducing veggies, fruits, meats ect.. However my 9 month old has been sick for a couple weeks now and has stopped taking solids and has only wanted to nurse. She has been seen twice by her ped. and is very healthy other then her cold so she can still survive on my milk alone if she wanted to. However I'm trying to get her back eating some solids but shes putting up a good fight lol still not fealing well so maybe when she gets a little better. But yes ped. usually reccmend starting solids (babyfood) between 4-6 months but use your own judgement.

    Answer by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 1:46 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • My doc says solids at 4 months. Their digestive system is different than adults. Some people start 3 months. That's fine. My 1st and 2ndchild had some cereal added (just a little) to their milk about around 3 months. I haven't started Oliver yet. I'm going to wait until 4 months with him. Probably try to introduce baby food at 5 or 6 months.

    Answer by horsesteelers at 6:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • The newer recommendations are 6 mos. Older, but still pretty recent recommendations are 4-6 mos. I think 3 mos was a little early to start, but what's done is done.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:09 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • 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 little about).Nutritionists recommend starting solids at 6 months; many now recommend skipping cereal and starting with a bit of avocado mashed with breastmilk (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 great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:46 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

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