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when should i start feeding my son baby food?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 6-8 months old. Let them get use to baby cereal first and once they have that down and eating it good. Introduce other solids. Usually start with veggies first.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:14 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • i started at 4 months. thats what the pedi said to do. she's 5 months now and has a full jar of mashed fruit just before bed

    Answer by momofone725 at 5:21 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • typically 6 months, but you can start earlier. like if he doesn't get full from his bottle, and he swallows well. I knew my son wanted more when he realized I was eating something other what he had. he would always stare at me. and he kind of smacked his lips together. made chewing motions with his mouth. that was his way of telling me.

    Answer by febmom007 at 5:22 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • oh and most babies hate baby cereal, i know my daughter does.

    Answer by momofone725 at 5:22 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I started @ 4mths only because I had the feeling my son/daughter were ready with the little ways they showed me...for ex, my son would take my cheek after a bottle and just nibble away too cute right?!?! Then my daughter it seemed as if she was ready the very next day after her birth lol but she was a little greedy thing and would cry cry cry so that's how I knew mine were ready hope this was helpful :)

    Answer by shawndemimom at 5:26 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Never?

    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 5:40 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • i was early to start my kids. they are supposed to drink about four ounces when they were born, my kids had moved up to six in two months, so i started feeding them at two months. i never bought baby food except what wic gave me. i made my own from what we were eating.

    Answer by noel1978 at 5:41 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • rkoloms i buy organic baby food at target, it's 80 cents a jar so it's cheaper than regular baby food and you cant say you don't know whats in it because it's organic

    Answer by momofone725 at 6:02 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • No sooner then 6 mos IMO

    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:47 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

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