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At what age did you start your baby on solid foods?

DD will be 5 months on Sunday and she has been eating gerber baby food since she turned four months. Only reason is because just breastmilk/formula wasn't cutting it anymore for her.

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1st_time_mom789

Asked by 1st_time_mom789 at 6:13 PM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 4 months. she was eating like a champ at 5 months
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 6:14 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • 6 months
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:15 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • DS started baby food at 4 months and solids at 6 months. DD started baby food at 7 months and solid food at more around 9 months.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:17 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I was an overly excited mom with my first and started him at 3 months. By the time I had my 3rd child, she was starting solids at 6 months. I think in my experiences, 6 months is a good age. They are more ready for the solids at that point. I dislike the "they stopped getting full with formula/breastmilk so I started with cereal" excuse. I don't think there's a need for it before 6 months...and most doctors agree. :)
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 6:22 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I started my son at 4 months, my son was ready, he started reaching for foods and I let him try it
    toybar02

    Answer by toybar02 at 6:22 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • By "solids", I meant baby food.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 6:22 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • With my first it was around 5 months we started with stage 1 babyfood..he was on cereal in his bottle since about a month old because he couldnt hold down formula at all and I plan on starting stage 1 baby food with my 2nd next month at 5 months also. Solid/Table Food we didnt start till close to 9-10 months when he was completely off the bottle.
    SweetPoison

    Answer by SweetPoison at 6:28 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Our dr recomended cereal in her formula at 2 mo because of throwing up (do no read spitting up). but my two others started at about four mo
    Audrice1985

    Answer by Audrice1985 at 6:31 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Six months. Remember that breastmilk or formula is still the main meal, all the way to age 1, and they're SUPPOSED to act like ravenous littl critters. Solids are a treat.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:56 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • 5 mos with my oldest, when I didn't know any better/different, and we started with oatmeal. 8 mos with my youngest, started with zucchini, and it wasn't an everyday thing, just a few bites every few days until he really became interested at 11 mos. Breastmilk/formula is the main source of nutrition until 12 mos, so they're generally not a necessity before then.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:58 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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