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Old 12-03-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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This is especially for those who are in favor of waiting 6mos or longer to introduce solids - Do you think there is ever a case when it is appropriate to start solids before 6 mos? I know there are many signs to look for, and I'm just curious that if they all appear before 6 mos, would you give solids? I'm not talking about giving solids at 3 or 4 mos, but what about 5 or 5.5? I know that developmentally babies are not ready until 6 mos, but is that not an average? And if it is an average would that not mean there babies developmentally ready sooner? It seems like so many things are averages when it comes to developmental milestones, but when it comes to feeding there is a magical 6 month marker that can not be broken.

FWIW, I'm not being snarky, I am genuinely curious.


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Old 12-03-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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I have started my 5th baby at about 5 mo - I was hoping to wait till she was older but she stopped sleeping through the night and was showing all the signs as well for being ready. I think that moms usually know what is best for their baby. I had a son that I waited till almost a year because he reacted to things I was eating so each child is different.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:50 PM   #3
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I started my DD on solids at 8 months. Then I had twin boys. Oi Vey. I had to start them at 5.5 months. They were grabbing other peoples food and trying to eat it. They would cry if I ate in front of them. So I think they were ready.
I think, like child led weaning, there is something to be said for child led solids.
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