Introducing Solids to baby

on Jan 05, 2016 @ 11:33 pm

I am so lost as to how to introduce solids to my baby who will be 6 months old. I have been giving her oatmeal for the last two weeks but I am just curious as to what some of he first foods you introduced were? Did you try the different cereals? Do you give breakfast, lunch and dinner right away or do you slowly do that? I'm confused! And how do you feed baby solids and breastfeed or formula feed? Won't my baby get really big? Ha Any advice would be great.

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. on Jan 06, 2016 @ 11:27 pm

Can anyone help me out?

baby solids on Jan 07, 2016 @ 12:56 am

Have you spoken to your pediatrician? I'm sure he or she can give you the best professional answer. In the meantime, why not check out some quick guides on Pinterest?

... on Jan 07, 2016 @ 07:32 am

I tried bananas, peaches, peas, beans, applesauce, pears, prunes, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes soon after oatmeal and rice cereal. Just offer very small amounts, try warming it a little to make it more palatable, just remember to check the temp before feeding baby. If baby doesn't like it, don't be discouraged, try again later. Offer a new food every 3 days or so, that way if baby reacts, you know which food was the issue. I offered one serving s day at 6 moo and gradually fired up to 2 around 7.5 months.

. on Jan 07, 2016 @ 07:38 am

As for a big baby, babies need to gain weight. Keep on regular breastfeeding or bottle schedule and choose one time of day(lunch or supper) to try feeding baby a few teaspoons or tablespoons of food. Really, at this point, baby is just learning new flavors and textures and will still require breastmilk or formula as the main source of nutrition. Don't worry about baby getting 'fat', feed healthy foods and dont worry about weight!
Around 7.5 months, I offered a second 'meal'. Then just gauged how baby liked it. My second loved all food and adjusted well, so was having 3 small meals quicker than my first.

Introduce one food at a time on Jan 13, 2016 @ 09:03 pm

I was always adviced by my mom to introduce one food at at time - so lets say you introduce apple puree today, continue feeding it to your child once a day for 3-4 days. Then skip it for the next 2-3 days and re-introduce it again. This will give you a clear idea of whether it suits the little one's tummy. Check bowel moments to confirm its working / not working.
If all is ok, move on to another new food. When you introduce the 2nd food, you can feed the 1st introduced food at another meal time.
I always introduced a new food at breakfast (rather than at lunch or dinner) - this way, even if it gives the little one any trouble, the worst will be over by night time.

.. on Jan 16, 2016 @ 07:12 am

My son is 10 1/2 months so I've been done that route not too long ago and my son never really liked the cereals so I started introducing puree foods early.. I started with 1 puree a day and did the same puree for 3-4 days to make sure there was no allergic reaction and I did that for about 2 weeks ( till i did most of the fruits and veggies) when I saw no allergic reaction I then started to introduce more puree and mixed purees. Just follow your babies cues , he/she will tell you when hungry or not hungry..

Whenever you decide to start on puree food here's a fabulous website ( puree food start at 6 months) this is what started my son on puree food because before that he would gag and cry on anything I tried to give him

. on Jan 16, 2016 @ 07:26 am

I as well was told by my doctor to do one food at a time a couple of times. We started with the rice cereal, then oat etc. After we went through those we started with veggies (carrots were first for DS1 and peas for DS2). We were also advised by my doctor to do fruits last.
One of the best gifts that I got from my baby shower was an Annabel Karmel book with first recipes. It gives you some amazing ideas as to what to give them. It has recipes for purees as well as fun finger foods for fussy toddlers.

thank you so much on Jan 16, 2016 @ 08:15 am

Thank you so much ladies for the help. All of this information really makes me more confident in giving my daughter solids. I really appreciate you all taking the time to respond to me. Now I know what to do!:)

Go with the flow on Jan 18, 2016 @ 04:56 pm

I say introduce solids slowly do soft steamed veggie purée first then fruit meat etc... and with time the ourees become thicker. My Dr said I can introduce whatever I want at first just to try it a couple of times (to see if baby reacts) and move on to the next

The fun has begun on Jan 23, 2016 @ 10:10 pm

First feeding can be stressful but don't let it be they can be fun my guys have all been food lovers I started before 6 months with cereals and purée at 6 months Walmart has there own brand and my guys love it they aren't badly priced either and very healthy and organic. So enjoy my guy is 10 months eats a cereal in am then a small jar for diner and maybe some fruit as a snack and Cheerios of course on request

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