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Old 11-14-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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So at 4 months, my ped said it was time to start the twins on solids - rice cereal at night for a week, then oatmeal at night for a week, then added fruit either rice or oatmeal for the next two weeks. Then, at 5 months, move the cereal to morning and have veggies at lunch and dinner.

Sounds great considering my boy won't go down at night anymore. He was going to bed and sleeping through the night wonderfully ever since we started Babywise at 8 weeks. So the doc said it was time for solids. BTW, my ped is a strong advocate for Babywise.

Well....he won't take the spoon! He will be 5 months in 10 days and still refuses to eat off the spoon. So we have been adding cereal to his bottle at night, which seems to be helpful. But I feel like he should be more accepting to the spoon at this point. His sister practically grabs the spoon from my hand to feed herself!

Any advice to help move him along????

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Old 11-14-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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no advice just my oldest showed no interest in solids until after 1 year but my second LOVES food. she is 8 months old and will scream for crackers or sweet potatoes and can feed herself with a spoon. Every child is different so dont stress out over it.
I though solids werent recommended til 6 months? <--- NOT starting a debate im definately not all knowing on solid feeding babies, thats just what my ped said....
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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My 2nd dd had the same issue, my ped. said to place the spoon on her tongue to hold it down-but it didn't work. She didn't eat solids until she was over a year old. She still does the tongue thrust thing when she swallows, and she's nine. Braces here we come!
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:16 PM   #4
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My daughter started eating solids after a year and only routinely after 18 months. Listen to his cues... there may be another cause for his change in sleep habits. He's still very young and certainly doesn't need solids at this point. Good luck
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:48 PM   #5
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First of all, any pedi telling you to start solids at night needs to be better educated on starting solids with babies.

Starting a solid at night is dangerous as you will not be able to monitor the baby for an allergic reaction. ALWAYS introduce foods in the morning or during the day. IF your baby has a reaction to a food and you are all asleep, you will not be able to see it happen and it could lead to devastating results.

And don't force the issue. DD didn't start solids until 10 months (we tried at 7.5 months and she had no interest).

And please also don't add cereal to a bottle. Its a choking hazard.
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