View Poll Results: At what age did you begin feeding solids?
0-3 months 2 1.96%
4-6 months 45 44.12%
6-8 months 43 42.16%
8-10 months 7 6.86%
10-12 months 5 4.90%
1+ year 0 0%
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:27 PM   #11
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

I have a lot of food allergies, so I waited with DD until she was about 6 months.... I didn't push it much though and really she didn't start regularly eating solids until about 8 months when she got an interest in table foods!

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Old 03-06-2007, 01:31 PM   #12
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

We tried at 6 months but she wanted nothing to do with them. I did not push them on her after that. Around 10-12 months we tried again and she loved it!
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:34 PM   #13
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5 months but I wish I would have waited and I wish we would have skipped cereal altogether. But I didn't know any better.

Babies don't NEED solids that early - its just for "practice".
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:38 PM   #14
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

I waited until I thought that I couldn't wait any longer. BM just wasn't staying with DD. She needed more!!
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:53 PM   #15
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almost 5m with my oldest because she kept eyeing my food.. (seriously..) she was on table foods by 7.5m

6m with #2 and she was on table food at like.. 10m?
5m with #3 because he too.. kept eyeing my food.. and i got the ok from the ped. he was on table food at 8m because he refused to eat anymore baby food once he tasted some vegetables from my homemade beef stew..
7.5m with youngest dd here because she would GAG on anything when we started trying at 6... now she's here at 9.5m and she's eyeing table food and has tried some things and now she loves it. we shared some dinner the other night and she was happy as a clam!
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

I started cereal at like 8 weeks with ds, he had reflux and the docs thought this would help. It did but I'd never do it that early agian. Dd#1 I really can't remember but I think it was about 5 months or so. Dd#2 we started her at 5 months and boy was she ready (eyeing/grabbing food, screaching at us when we ate, ect.). She is now 6 months and eats like a champ, would much prefer solids over milk. I didn't really do much with the cereal, went into veggies and fruits.
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

We started around 7 months when she was able to self-feed. She didn't want anything that she couldn't pick up herself, LOL! We never did "baby food".
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:05 PM   #18
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If you started 6 months or later, what kept you from deciding to start sooner?

DS is 5 months and I was thinking of starting him soon - just want to make sure I don't blindly follow my pediatrician's advice of 4 -6 months. . .

Thanks for sharing your experience, Mamas!
With dd#1 she really had no intrest in food. We tried cereal at 4mos and she refused. We moved on to baby food jarred and homemade at 6mo again she refused. So we didn't push it very long. At about 11mo she started showing intrest in table food so we fed her from our plates. DD #2 wanted baby food at 5mo so we fed it to her and to this day she is our big eater. lol DD #3 didn't want anything to do with baby food (jarred or homemade) so we never pushed it. She just turned 1yo a few weeks ago and JUST started eating off our plates around her birthday. She is much like dd#1 and would rather bf than eat solids right now.
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

My DD, just like my DS before her, was FREAKING OUT for food at 3.5 months. That's when I started cereal. FWIW, She's 7.5 months and has left baby food behind and self feeds now.
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Re: At what age did you start solids?

We started DD on the day she turned 6 months because she was crazy interested in food but we were bound and determined to not start her sooner than that.

DS also showed interest early, around 5 months, and we started him on solids at about 6 1/2 months.

We have food allergies in our family, so we hold off until at least 6 months, and stick to non-allergenic foods like rice, oatmeal, fruits and veggies until a year.
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