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For the moms who give solids

When did you start baby on solids? and what did you give them 1st?

If you are not a solids giver please no negative feed back, This is a drama free question so leave it alone and move on, thank  you ahead of time. :)

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Leelee1008

Asked by Leelee1008 at 9:39 PM on May. 20, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If you mean jar food 1st stage- she was 4 1/2 months
    babygirl0782

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 9:40 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I started cereal at 6 months and veggies at 7 months.
    kaylan010

    Answer by kaylan010 at 9:41 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I started it at 6 months. I started with cereal, then fruit and veggies.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 9:52 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Cereal at 5ish mos with my first, but I didn't know much back then. Zucchini at 8ish mos with my second, once I knew more about feeding babies.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:08 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • With my son: Gerber 1st foods green beans at 4 months (he WOULD NOT touch rice cereal with a 10-foot pole). The recommendation was 4-6 months then.

    With my daughter: Gerber 1st foods peas at 4 months, with doctor/pediatrician approval (she WOULD NOT touch rice cereal with a 10-foot pole either). The recommendation was no solids until 6 months.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 10:13 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I start with rice cereal first when he's 4 months, then change to oatmeal 5th month, then in 6 months I start him with organic yellow squash for a wk, then sweet potato, or any kind of stage 1 food. I bought a baby food maker to make it my own.
    Amy2079

    Answer by Amy2079 at 10:21 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I started both of my kids on solids at 4 months. I started both with cereal, then veggies, then fruits. I have made baby food for both of them.
    kasey22

    Answer by kasey22 at 10:25 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I went to www.wholesomebabyfood.com for recipes and food guides on what to start with. I made all my own baby food. The kids liked bananas, sweet pot, and baby cereal as their first foods. I waited until 5 months.
    TWOpeazINaPOD

    Answer by TWOpeazINaPOD at 10:49 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • My dd started at about 6 mo, tried jarred foods but saw that they constipated her, so started to give her sweet potatoes, avocados, zuccini, and bananas. I saw an immediate change in her BMs. I later introduced pastas, rice, oatmeal, and breads.
    Proverbs_31

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 11:00 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • started cereal @ 4months mixed with breastmilk(very thin consistency) started veggies @5months(avocado mixed with cereal /breastmilk and he LOVED it :)) then we tried pumpkin and sweet potato and made him real gassy so I introduced all the greens first then pears and apples then starchy foods..look for your babies cues to see if theyre ready..if he pushes it out with his tongue try again in a week and so on..such an exciting stage :)
    socalikim

    Answer by socalikim at 1:07 AM on May. 21, 2011

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