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How soon did you start your kids on baby food?

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lovebunny82709

Asked by lovebunny82709 at 11:14 PM on May. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 6 months. The AAP recommends waiting until 6 months because introducing it sooner could lead to developing food allergies.
    nepenthe429

    Answer by nepenthe429 at 11:19 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • 2months we started giving him baby cereal and mashed taters and then about 4 months really got in to baby food but the kid could eat a 8oz bottle and then a 6 oz bottle in one feeding at 1 month thank god hes slowed down on the eatting lol
    myboysRmyhero

    Answer by myboysRmyhero at 11:28 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • My son started on baby food at about 5 months
    ManuelsMommy09

    Answer by ManuelsMommy09 at 11:28 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • Nothing but breast milk (or formula) for the first 6 months. That is what we did! There are no benefits to starting before 6 months, but there are risks to starting too early, so why not just wait?
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:12 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • Four months for both of them. But, I made/make baby food for them instead of the jarred stuff.
    kasey22

    Answer by kasey22 at 12:46 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • At about 2 months with the first 2, then the third was happy just nursing for the first 9 months. It really depends on the child, some have much bigger appetites than others and need something more than breastmilk or formula a bit earlier than others. I, personally, went by the childs needs, as in, if breastmilk or formula isn't meeting the need and they are ALWAYS hungry....feed em food.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 8:25 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • DD- 6 months ,
    DS- 5 1/2 months .
    des11987

    Answer by des11987 at 10:35 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • I started my son on homemade baby food at 4 months. He is 7 months and eating jarred stage 2 now. I started my daughter on baby food when she was 6 months.
    carolinagirl075

    Answer by carolinagirl075 at 2:20 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • About 5 mos with DD (because I didn't know any different) and about 8 mos with DS, but he wasn't very interested, and didn't eat solids on a regular basis until 11 mos.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:19 PM on May. 23, 2011

  • I was told by my ped to introduce cereal at 4 months....WAY TOO EARLY! He wasn't ready and actually didn't start really eating until around 8 months. I know...crazy. I would wait till around 6/7ish months to introduce it.
    Sarahbeth7

    Answer by Sarahbeth7 at 8:53 PM on May. 23, 2011

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