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Old 03-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
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Solids are only for introduction the first year of life. Breastmilk or formula is the main source of nutrition. Babies should not be given food until at least 6 months as they are not developmentally ready for food.

We never did rice cereal or mushy puréed food. They were at least 8 months old. When they could do the following then I steamed fruit and veggies and put it in the tray so they could be in charge of their own eating.

They had to be able to:
Sit up unassisted (no propping)

Loose tongue thrust reflex (most babies are over 6 months)......if their instinct is to push food out then they are not ready for food.

Actually be interested in wanting to eat. Sure babies grab everything and want to put everything in their mouths, not necessarily just food.

Pick up foods and put it in their mouths themselves.

There are more, but dd3's ballet class is letting out.
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