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When starting babies first soilds, what do you suggest? Bottle Feeder or Spoon Feed?

Did you have a schedule on how to feed them or did you feed them when they were hungry?? What was your meal plan?


Asked by ChacesMom at 3:33 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • DD is 5 1/2 months (some say thats still too early) but she's been on solids for two weeks and doing great. I use gerber stage one mixed with breast milk. We nurse to her content then spoon feed solids until she's done. Started with veggies for a week now a little fruit here and there. You should only introduce one new food every few days in case they have an allergic reaction you'll know which food it is. She nurses now every three hours and food immediately after. When she's at school (daycare) she eats a full 6 oz bottle of pumped BM then 1/2 container of food. GL, have fun, and take lots of pics :)

    Answer by yesmaam at 3:41 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • spoon.. they pretty much ate when i ate.. in between that they had their bottle..

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Never a bottle feeder. If they need their solids liquidy like soup, it's still too early. Doesn't hurt them at all to wait.

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    Answer by gdiamante at 3:37 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • We used spoons and started with a single feeding each day around mid-morning. We started with rice cereal mixed with formula, and gradually added different fruits and vegetables every few days once they were eating some of the cereal. We also moved to feeding them twice each day after the first feeding was well established.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:39 PM on Jun. 28, 2011