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HELLP [ first time mom ] Arianna'sMommie 1 child; Altoona, Pennsylvania 165 posts
Sep 11th '12


Im going to start feeding my daughter ceral at the end of the month since she will be turning 4 months, i have a home nursing lady that come every two weeks and she said i can also introduce her to orange colored baby food, i thought you were supposed to wait until babies are like 6 monthes to start them on that. When did you moms start feeding your babies baby food ?

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Sep 11th '12

I did not start any solids until well past 6 months.



Are you sure she doesn't just mean thats the EARLIEST you can start? Because I wouldn't......

Mother of Hayward. 1 child; Illinois 2673 posts
Sep 11th '12

My DD started eating baby food at 4 months. The formula wasn't holding her over and she wouldn't eat the cereal.
She ate lots of sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, etc.
She's now 13 months old and has been eating table food since about 9 months.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Sep 11th '12

Cereal is pointless and the AAP recommends 6 months for solids anyway. Just wait the two months and you can even skip the baby food all together if you want and go straight for table food.

Honey&E 6 kids; Connecticut 3752 posts
Sep 11th '12

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I delayed food for the first six months. Nothing but breastmilk - not even cereal.



If you formula feed there is no need. Formula is everything your baby needs.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Sep 11th '12

My son doesn't have cereal. He has solids every now and then but that's because he tries to steal our food. The one time he had cereal was adult cream of wheat.

Leila ☺ Benny 2 kids; Chalmette, Louisiana 2057 posts
Sep 11th '12
Quoting Mother of Hayward.:" My DD started eating baby food at 4 months. The formula wasn't holding her over and she wouldn't eat ... [snip!] ... sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, etc. She's now 13 months old and has been eating table food since about 9 months."


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Katie ♥ Eli 1 child; California 2259 posts
Sep 11th '12

Tried baby food for about two weeks at 8 months. He wasn't ready so we waited until 10 months and just went straight to table foods.

I♥RYLEIGH Due March 3; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Windsor, Ontario 10504 posts
Sep 11th '12

Personally I am not planning on being a "text book" mom. If something is going to seriously injure my child clearly I will NOT do it (ie feeding LO honey), but if LO is ready at 4 or 5 months for baby food and the book says not until 6 months I don't really care. lol

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
Sep 11th '12

You aren't supposed to introduce any solids, including rice cereal, until 6 months. At least that is the recommendation. Unless of course you are dealing with a medical issue. The baby's tummy is still developing, and they are not able to process solids, including cereal, until 6 months. Sometimes later.

***Breezie*** Due July 28; 2 kids; Vancouver, Washington 302 posts
Sep 11th '12

I started cereal with breastmilk at 4 months and baby food at 5.5 months...

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
Sep 11th '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" Cereal is pointless and the AAP recommends 6 months for solids anyway. Just wait the two months and you can even skip the baby food all together if you want and go straight for table food."

This. There is no benefit to starting with cereal, and no reason to start before six months. Cereal is nutritionally void and has been found to replace calories baby should be getting from breast milk or formula (as opposed to adding to total intake) when introduced early. Why Delay Solids?

BelleDiabolique 17 kids; Texas 421 posts
Sep 11th '12

There actually is a reason why they say not before six months - I don't remember all of it, but in the newborn care class I had to take they said that until 6 mo, babies' digestive tract isn't prepared for anything other than milk/formula. They told us that introducing other foods before 6 mo can increase risk of food allergies and intolerance because their bodies treat it like a foreign substance rather than nutrition.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Sep 11th '12
Quoting BelleDiabolique:" There actually is a reason why they say not before six months - I don't remember all of it, but in the ... [snip!] ... increase risk of food allergies and intolerance because their bodies treat it like a foreign substance rather than nutrition. "

Open gut
Until around six months of age babies have what is often referred to as an

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
Sep 11th '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" My son doesn't have cereal. He has solids every now and then but that's because he tries to steal our food. The one time he had cereal was adult cream of wheat."


This is how i was, too - my son started being interested in my food when he was around 6 - 8 months old and we tried different things, I made a lot of "baby food" for him. I think they are ready when they show interest in other food.