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How old was your baby when you started feeding him/her babyfood?

I'm just curious how long did you ladys wait until you started feeding your baby babyfood? Some doctors say yellow and orange foods at 4 months, and some doctors say nothing until 6 months? What foods did you start with?

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Asked by rowewoman at 9:55 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • orange at 6 mo

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:56 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • 6 months

    Answer by liss05 at 9:57 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • DS was 4 months
    DD was almost 7 months

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:57 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I started with rice cereal with both followed by yellow-squash

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:58 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • both of my sons were started on cereal at 4 months. Then I introduces the orange foods.

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:58 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • i don't remember with ds. he was on cereal at 4 months for dinner. then at 6 months we started baby food...but that was rare...i'd mix it with the cereal. not sure what i started with though.

    but he was my first, so i had no idea what i was doing lol. with dd, i did a bit more research. they don't need anything but breastmilk/formula for the first year. so dd had nothing but formula until she was about 9 months, when i just started giving her table food. so she was never on cereal or baby food.

    result: DS HATES EVERYTHING. it's like trying to get a cat to bathe in water....has since about 16-18 months.
    DD EATS everything. the girl finishes what her brother doesn't eat, and her teachers at school have to watch her cuz she WILL steal food. and it's not like i don't give her enough either. (she's 2 btw, and ds just turned 4)

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:02 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I introduced rice cereal to DD at 4 months and regular baby food at 6 months

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 10:03 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I believe it was six months old. I do remember getting the OK from the baby doctor first.


    Answer by Glo402813 at 10:07 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • My oldest was 5-6 months. My younger 2 were swiping food from the table by 4-5 months, so they got veggies much earlier.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 10:11 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Everything at 8 besides the obvious PB, Egg whites, Honey sort of stuff that's not supposed to be given til they're 1.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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