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Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21324 posts
10th Jul '13

My son got his teeth starting at 5 months and wasn't eating solids regularly till around 13 months. But he has an unusually strong gag reflex (just like his daddy) and 13 months is when it let up a bit.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" ... [snip!] ... seafood in SOs side, and I figure with all the food on my hands and such I she was THaT allergic she'd have reacted by now."</blockquote>




We don't have any history of allergies at all, but it still makes me nervous, I'm not sure why. We started purees with DD we didn't start with BLW so I'm new at this and not exactly positive of when he will be ready and what the signs of readiness are, I know I'm going to start with simple stuff avocado, banana, etc.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15373 posts
status 10th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" My son got his teeth starting at 5 months and wasn't eating solids regularly till around 13 months. But ... [snip!] ... till around 13 months. But he has an unusually strong gag reflex (just like his daddy) and 13 months is when it let up a bit. "


I know your pain, that was my dd, I don't think I've every spent as much time cleaning as I did that first year :roll:

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21324 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" I know your pain, that was my dd, I don't think I've every spent as much time cleaning as I did that first year :roll:"


lol. He wouldn't even take a pacifier, it just made him gag. He HATED a bottle too and I think that was a big reason why. Thankfully I don't have huge long nipples or I don't know what we would have done, lol.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15373 posts
status 10th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" lol. He wouldn't even take a pacifier, it just made him gag. He HATED a bottle too and I think that ... [snip!] ... and I think that was a big reason why. Thankfully I don't have huge long nipples or I don't know what we would have done, lol."


The worst was she learned that she could control it and make it happen on demand (I'm pretty sure it developed so well because of her silent reflux and then she eventually realized the attention that it got her). One time of making her clean her own puke when I was sure it was deliberate and bam, she was cured! ....Well, cured of the voluntary ones anyway, she just puked a hotdog yesterday, it's always the hotdogs, I should really know better by now!

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21324 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" The worst was she learned that she could control it and make it happen on demand (I'm pretty sure it ... [snip!] ... of the voluntary ones anyway, she just puked a hotdog yesterday, it's always the hotdogs, I should really know better by now!"


Thankfully my LO never went through that phase!

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1060 posts
status 10th Jul '13
Quoting Juggernog-aholic:" Nope. Solids before a year are just for fun anyways."

I've seen this stated on here several times. But DS's pedi encouraged us to get him started on solids with BLW as soon as he was showing signs of readiness. Pedi said that table food has more calories then baby food and that it would help with weight gain. We did try purees first but DS wanted nothing to do with them. We tried BLW and he took right off. 3 meals a day plus bottles and he's had significantly higher weight gain then on formula alone.



Maybe it's different in our case though because DS is a 26 weeker and needs the help with catch up growth?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103333 posts
10th Jul '13
Quoting Juggernog-aholic:" Nope. Solids before a year are just for fun anyways."


have to agree. Chub didn't get any solids until 12 months, and nothig consistent until about 16/18.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" Allergies are really really weird. We only have a seafood allergy in both families, but my kids are ... [snip!] ... "wait til a year" recommendation is being scratched, though. They told me it's okay to give my daughter peanuts before a year."</blockquote>



Research is so hit or miss. I feel you just have to go with your gut. Some say peanuts early can cause an allergy some say delaying can cause an allergy. Who the f**ks knows. Nobody knows. So each parent should just do what they are comfortable with. That's all we can really do.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandi Bass:</b>" I've seen this stated on here several times. But DS's pedi encouraged us to get him started on solids ... [snip!] ... on formula alone. Maybe it's different in our case though because DS is a 26 weeker and needs the help with catch up growth?"</blockquote>



That's awesome that there's a pedi pushing blw!!! Everyone here thinks in a nut case :(

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1060 posts
status 10th Jul '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mandi Bass:</b>" I've seen this stated on here several times. ... [snip!] ... up growth?"</blockquote> That's awesome that there's a pedi pushing blw!!! Everyone here thinks in a nut case :("


Really? That's terrible... Pedi 1st recommended starting purees, but then brought up BLW and said that it was a way better choice. DS loves it, and we have a lot of fun with it.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandi Bass:</b>" Really? That's terrible... Pedi 1st recommended starting purees, but then brought up BLW and said that it was a way better choice. DS loves it, and we have a lot of fun with it."</blockquote>



Yeah that's what I'm doing cause its way more developmentally appropriate. She'll eat food when SHEs ready and shell how much she's ready for. So if she grabs my food now and is able to eat it then I know she's ready. But she doesn't so I know she's not ready.

Mandi Bass 1 child; Minnesota 1060 posts
status 10th Jul '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mandi Bass:</b>" Really? That's terrible... Pedi 1st recommended ... [snip!] ... for. So if she grabs my food now and is able to eat it then I know she's ready. But she doesn't so I know she's not ready."

That's how we got started. DS just started snatching food off of our plates and going to town with it.... Alot of people told me that he wasn't actually ready because he can't sit unassisted yet, but he's a 26 weeker.... He's adjusted to almost 7 months so he can have food if he wants it. Sitting is expected to happen much later then with a term baby and isn't used as a feeding milestone. Good luck for when she's ready! I hope it works well for your LO!

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
10th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandi Bass:</b>" That's how we got started. DS just started snatching food off of our plates and going to town with it.... ... [snip!] ... then with a term baby and isn't used as a feeding milestone. Good luck for when she's ready! I hope it works well for your LO!"</blockquote>



Definitely. It takes babies that early awhile to catch up. 7 mos isn't even that bad. Sounds like he's doing great!!! Mine was 5 weeks early. It didnt affect too much but I do need to remind myself that she's a month behind technically.