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Solids at 4 months? Forever theirs 2 kids; 2 angel babies; San francisco, CA, United States 3228 posts
24th Jun '13

I think my 4 month old is ready to start solids. Yesterday my MIL put a small piece of avocado out in front of him and he grabbed and started to eat it. I took it away (thinking its to early) and he moved forward to get it again.
My kids ped. says babies will let you know when they are ready. Hes been reaching for food for a couple weeks now but I just worry 4 months is to early.
With my daughter she would tongue thrust when offered food and was not ready for solids till about 9 months.



Anyone have more info or thoughts on this type of situation.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
24th Jun '13

We started dd around that time because of her reflux and she never had issues. She was ready. I personally don't see the harm in starting.

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
24th Jun '13

sounds like he is ready to begin taste testing solids. a quick call to his pediatrician should ease your mind.

Nigel Thornberry 1 child; New Hampshire 6415 posts
24th Jun '13

4 months it still pretty early, just because baby wants to try it doesn't always mean that they're body is ready for it. Check out this thread for some more info on why you should wait until at least 6 months. http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2124087.html

Forever theirs 2 kids; 2 angel babies; San francisco, CA, United States 3228 posts
24th Jun '13

Thanks for the info ladies! Still unsure what to do but Ill talk to his ped again and see what she has to say.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11648 posts
24th Jun '13

We started at 4 months. Have a perfectly healthy 11 month old.
Some pedi's say 4 months some say 6 months. Do what you're comfortable with.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
24th Jun '13

My oldest started really early due to reflux and my second we turned 4 months on the 20th has started eating solids his first bit wasn't suppose to happen. I was eating a piece of birthday cake and reached up and got his fingers in the frosting and then quickly put it in his mouth. I got most of it out of his mouth and off his hand but I figured after that I may want to start giving him some baby food. He has been eating it for about a week and loves it.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9527 posts
24th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:</b>" We started at 4 months. Have a perfectly healthy 11 month old. Some pedi's say 4 months some say 6 months. Do what you're comfortable with."</blockquote>




This! Do some independent research before you make any decisions. :)