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Old 01-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Any of you moms start blw at 5 months? How did u do it what did you give? Thanks!


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Old 01-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I wouldn't start blw that young. Just my opinion though. I wait til about 7-8 mo.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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I agree with Maria. Don't rush it and wait another couple of months.

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Re: blw

We thought DS was ready at 5.5 months and he just spit it all out. We did much better at a little over 6 months. Were I originally planned to start, but DH wanted to try earlier.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: blw

I did with DS2.

I created a picky monster with my first-born. I EBFed him till 9mos, even though he was showing ALL the cues of wanting to eat fm my plate. At 5mos, he grabbed a piece of pancake fm my plate and shoved it into his mouth. I was horrified, screamed, jumped up and plucked it out of his mouth. And I never again ate within his arms reach. I mean, which mom in her right mind would let a 5mo old eat solids???? And went the mashed/pureed soupy way at 10mos.

He's making me pay for it to this very day. 5y on.

So when ds2 began eyeing my plate by 3/4mos, I happily offered a couple of grains of cooked rice. (we are Indian) He had no adverse reaction. I began by giving him about 2 spoons of rice /meal I ate. No mashing, no pureed veggies, no pureed fruits. Everything went in in a pliable, chewy texture.

When he could hold and feed himself -by 6mos I began giving him small pieces of rotis, cucumbers, tomatoes, banana, cooked aubergines..basically what we ate, but taken out of the pan before adding the second spoon of garam masala/chillies.

I never thought our second born will be so easy in the food dept. He eats heartily. He asks for his version of milked up tea as soon as he's up. He likes spicy pickles, marinated veggies, our regular South Indian food. Basically, he asks.

DS1-we still ask.
All those crunchy things and more Amma to DS1(9.2007) and DS2(1.2011)
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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Neither of my boys have been ready that early on. In my circle with BLW babies don't seem to be ready until closer to a year (and some after a year).

If you do think your baby is ready at 5 months then I'd start with avocado or something along those lines. Has good healthy fats in it. I'd cut it in strips and give it to baby on a tray.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #7
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Mine was somewhat ready at 6 months and really took off with it at 7 months. We started with avocado then have had the most success with banana, squash, pumpkin, quinoa, carrots, apples and pears. He doesnt care for sweet or white potatoes or egg yolk. He still has no teeth so green beans didnt work out so well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #8
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Oh ok well can i do purees then instead of blw at 5 months?
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It's best to hold off on any food blw or purées till at least 6 months.
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