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1st foods? the doctor said start out with peaches but their not in season where I live.

So what is okay to give my 6 month old baby for her first food. She already eats baby food and rice.


Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (13)
  • Sweet potatoes, carrots, any hard winter squash at the market. Apples and pears are still good. Potatoes are okay but go for a waxy variety like fingerlings or reds. Parsnips, rutabegas, jicama, greens. :-)

    Can you tell I've fed two babies seasonally? LOL

    Answer by eema.gray at 1:45 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I believe the doctor means peaches baby food in a jar!!! It is jar food for babies.

    Answer by dancer at 1:54 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Do you mean table food, instead of baby food? Sorry, getting tired and my brain isn't connecting things well lol. Basically, just try one thing at a time (like mashed up avocado, sweet potato, etc.). Don't give more than one thing at a time at first, so you can watch for reactions and find out if your baby likes each individual thing.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 1:28 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I always thought you were suppose to start with veggies

    Answer by Decker at 1:35 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • We started with avacado, sweet potato and banana, peaches were one of the last thing because we do not do jars or purees and then are not in season til JUST now.

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 9:57 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • elizabr-babies do not have to have jarred baby food, jarred baby food is NOT needed at all for a child who is old enough to actually be taking solids...over 6 months and a child can feed themselves and they do not need purees at all

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 9:58 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Bananas are great too

    Answer by elizabr at 8:21 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Good first foods are banana, avocado and sweet potato. But you can offer just about any fruits or veggies. And as others have stated, you don't HAVE to use jarred food unless you WANT to. Same goes for infant cereal.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:45 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • jar food is always in season. if you want to make your own baby food, you can buy organic in cans without added sugar

    Answer by ilovemymonsterr at 1:21 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I started with veggies in the jar, then just mashed up whatever we ate for supper. first foods are veggies, strips of cooked meat, pork, steak, anything that can't be pulled apart or sucked off.

    Answer by matobe at 1:53 PM on Mar. 2, 2011