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Old 01-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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What age did you start cereal and solids?

At our 4 month check up my Dr. said I can start feeding her anytime now.. I don't feel she is ready so I'm going to wait closer to 5.5-6 months. What age did you start? and what food/foods did you start with? and what size was your baby? My daughter is a tiny little thing just over 12 pounds. I wonder if that has anything to do with me not thinking she's ready....
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We don't do cereal as a first food. It's not the best for their tummies. We started with avocado around 9 months.
www.wholesomebaby.com & www.baby-led.com/ are some good sites to check out.

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Re: What age did you start cereal and solids?

This.

Even the American Academy of Peds recommends waiting til 6 months for solids.
I didn't even do grains until 9ish months.

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We don't do cereal as a first food. It's not the best for their tummies. We started with avocado around 9 months.
www.wholesomebaby.com & www.baby-led.com/ are some good sites to check out.

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We don't do cereal as a first food. It's not the best for their tummies. We started with avocado around 9 months.
www.wholesomebaby.com & www.baby-led.com/ are some good sites to check out.

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This exactly. We didn't introduce solids until she was looking interested, and we started with real food, puréed if necessary, never filler foods like cereal.
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Re: What age did you start cereal and solids?

We started solids around 6 months. We don't give rice cereal. There is no nutritional value. We gave it to her for about a month (daycare's recommendation) and she didn't poop for 2 weeks. Never again.

We started with pureed green beans mixed with apple sauce. We made our own babyfood. It was so easy and cheap. Plus, I know exactly what my baby is eating. We started letting her feed herself with solid food as soon as she was able to use the pincer grip, so soon after starting purees.

Now, she eats some purees but mostly finger food. She eats everything that we eat.
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We don't do cereal as a first food. It's not the best for their tummies. We started with avocado around 9 months.
www.wholesomebaby.com & www.baby-led.com/ are some good sites to check out.
This. We started DD on Avocado as well close to a year.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #7
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Re: What age did you start cereal and solids?

We just now started at 6 1/2 most and we do sweet potato, super easy just throw one in the oven then scoop out no need to puree or anything, applesauce, banana and avocado cut into little pieces, steamed carrots, beets, really anything that is healthy and baby appropriate and soft and cut up small enough. She's tried lots of what we eat. At this point for her its not really for nutrition as much as explorationWe never did cereal either and I totally think there is no hurry you can start whene ver you feel like she's ready.
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I started at 6 months. Fruits then veggies.not cereal as my seconds didn't like bfing baby. Oldest lived cereal at 4 months.
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Re: What age did you start cereal and solids?

4 months. DD had reflux and it helped. But, she also finally started meds around that time too so it may have been that.
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