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Old 05-20-2008, 12:54 PM   #31
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Re: When did you start solids? Why?

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My DD is 5 mos next week and I have NOT started yet - but she is so interested I MIGHT give it a try.

I found an all organic baby brown rice cereal at Target - I know cereal is looked upon as "junk food" or filler food but I have such food issues I am worried she will too (I am such a worry wart).

I may try in June sometime . . . I may not. I am torn.
I would try getting the book "Super Baby Food" and making your own cereal from the "super porridge" recipes instead of buying baby food cereal. Its easy and cheaper and you know EXACTLY what is going into your baby's body.


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Old 05-20-2008, 12:58 PM   #32
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Re: When did you start solids? Why?

with my son we tried at 4 months but he wanted nothing to do with it until he was about 7.5 months and could self-feed finger foods. My son was and still is at the top of the charts, so he was not starving.

My dd will be 9 months on Thursday and she has had about 10 kernels of rice and about 1/4 (if that) of a green bean. We are delaying solids with her due to food allergies. She is at the bottom of the charts but I am small and her allergies delayed her growth (but she does have chub, so she's not starving)
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:58 PM   #33
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Re: When did you start solids? Why?

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Neither of mine had anything until they were a year old.

I would at least wait a few months more, she is still SO young!

And when you do I would stay away from Rice Cereal, there is no need for it, and do mashed up avacados/bananas/etc.
This is what we did. Nikolas started some solids around 10 months jsut after I got pregnant but he didn't really start eating any "meals" until about a year and we skipped all "baby food" and went straight to bananas, avocado, peas, pears...just all mashed up.

He is still nursing too.
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