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When do you start on foods.

I've heard not to give a baby any food before four months, but I've also been told that waiting until six onths is better. When did you start on foods and also, how did you go about it?

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lvlymummy08

Asked by lvlymummy08 at 12:20 PM on Dec. 8, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • oK SO MY DAUGHTER weighed 8 lbs when she was born and she ate allll the time...so i decided to start her on some baby food wen she was 4 months old... i gave her a spoonfull of carrotts.she wasnt too sure at first then after about 1 week she loved them.. but seriously it really depends on your childs developlment...like usaully you dot start feedig food until your baby can open his/her mouth when you put the spoon on his/her lip...so development and ask you pediatrican..... hope this helps
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • My son started just a taste of solids once in a while around 8 months. He started eating solids regularly (once a day) around 10-11 months. He's 16 mos now, and nurses on demand, eats table food and baby food at least 3 times a day. I don't suggest starting solids before 6 months.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:49 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • We started with cereal at 6 months, 1 veggie or fruit per week after that.
    Kimebs

    Answer by Kimebs at 3:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • my son eats alot he is 31/2 months 4 months on the 21s but i just recently started him on baby cereal, but dont worry got it oked by the doc
    serenaxxmarie

    Answer by serenaxxmarie at 4:19 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • At four months my daughter started on cereal, at five we started fruits and veggies. Yellows and orange ones first, then added greens. By 6 months she was getting cereal and fruit for breakfast, a fruit and veggie at lunch, and cereal and a veggie at dinner. This was along with all her normal bottles throughout the day.

    Navymama

    Answer by Navymama at 9:19 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • My pedi recommended started single grain rice cereal at 4 months. Then after he done well with the cereal then we moved him to baby food too.
    We gave him one veggie for two days, if no reaction, one fruit for two days, no reaction, one veggie for two days,,, and so one.
    When your baby starts acting interested in food then it's time. My son would stare at my food when I was eating, so I knew he was ready.
    lanesmommy08

    Answer by lanesmommy08 at 12:10 AM on Dec. 10, 2008

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