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baby fruit?

How soon did you give the baby food fruits, like bananans??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Dec. 15, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son started on fruits and only eats fruits and greens now at 1 year old. I started at 6 months with mashed banana, melon, mango, and lots of others...he showed interest and then went off it for a bit. He is only just starting to consume more and more foods and is predominantly breastfed. He loves his fruit though...if I am eating he will steal my banana...he shares grapes with me and even gets hold of the bag on his own and starts munching away. He also likes crawling around eating a cucumber!! LOL.
    keyaziz

    Answer by keyaziz at 5:16 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • we started fruits at ... mhh i think our daughter was like 7months old... when she was able to chew them... but bananas we started at 5months... because i mashed them up with some whole milk (just a little bit of milk)...
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 5:16 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • I give bananas at 6 months but not in baby food jars. Just mash one with a fork.
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 5:16 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • depends how many teeth your child has or how well he or she can mash food with gums
    GreekMama28

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 6:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • Try going for a different fruit first... Bananas constipate bigtime. We started fruits at 5 months. Prunes first (she has poop problems), then peaches, pears, and applesauce. If you do go with "mashing bananas" then you may want to puree, its not just mashed... it needs to be liquidy. Good luck! :)
    LovinMyMikayla

    Answer by LovinMyMikayla at 6:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • Around 8 months, when he started experimenting with solids. Not on a regular basis at that time though.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:36 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • You shouldn't start solids until at least 6 months. You can start fruit first but some say it's best to start with veggies so they develop a taste for them.
    TanyaR1024

    Answer by TanyaR1024 at 8:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

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