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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    I would stay clear of corn.
    Allergies can happen with any foods and at 5mo dd had a massive reaction to corn.

    We stopped solids immediately after that and waited until she showed signs (BLW) she didn't really start until 7-8 months.
    Food before 1 is just for fun.
    Breast milk/ formula should be their soul food before then, it has many things food doesn't and can help when bubs is sick, and messing with an immature stomach and digestive system is in now ways fun.

    Dd also has a long list of allergies (epi pen required for most of these) and I just can't help but wonder sometimes of starting solids early effected that in any way.

    Watching a 5mo baby having an allergic reaction that could have had devastating effects is not something I would wish upon any mother.

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    Hi there! I can understand why you want to try food! Our babies growing up and developing is a very exciting thing, and if they're showing interest in food it's only natural we want to "see how they go".

    Unfortunately, at 15 weeks it's highly unlikely your baby is ready. Give it a little longer I reckon! Your baby should be able to sit up quite well before they start solids. It can be quite damaging to their guts to start too early.

    As for first foods, I like banana as a first food

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    I started DD at 5.5 months (6 months was the nurse recommendation but we were moving house then so didn't want to do it all at once). The first time she was a little unsure but swallowed all of each spoonful (sweet potato), day 2 and she was pushing forward to the spoon, mouth open, and was so obviously ready. Her poos changed a bit, but her tummy was never upset.

    A few of the mums in her birth group started at 4 months and they would chuckle about how much fun it was watching all the food come straight back out again as soon as you spooned it in. Once I started feeding DD I realised they should have taken this as a sign that their bubs weren't ready just yet.

    It is very exciting to start solids but there's no need to rush.

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    Doctors pfft. ABA says 6mo minimum. Mine is 8mo and hardly digests any food! Boob is all he needs atm but he loves to suck all the different flavours of food.

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by jordansmumma View Post
    With ds2 I started at 15 weeks with a couple of spoons of puréed pumpkin. I knew he was ready early. Did no harm. Doctor recommended it. Just use your instincts and maybe chat with your doctor. All baby's are different.
    This exactly for us to ^^

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    I started my son on farex when he was a couple weeks off 4months & he has turned out fine. He only had a couple of spoonfuls cos that's all he wanted at the very start, he is now 3. It's really up to you and your child. I would prob start with baby food & then when he/she gets a bit older start with the adult food like veggies etc. My sob was siting up yet so I Just feed him when in his swing. All babies are different tho. Talk to your health nurse. I copped a lot from other mums when I said my son had started farex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leens View Post
    I'd say that's far too early, personally. Do some reading on the "virgin gut" and it might explain why early can be dangerous.
    Ditto.

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    I started my DS just before 6 months on advice from Dr due to reflux. However he had excellent head control and was showing all the signs of being ready.

    I think it's important to research or get advice about what to start when, and also to only give one new thing every few days, so that if there is a reaction you know what they reacted to but also to give their gut time to get used to new foods.

    My DS is now 20 weeks and has apple/pear in the morning and pumpkin/broccoli at night. He loves it and I notice he whines until he gets it, not sure if he is hungry for it or just likes it.

    Like pp have said, do it when your baby is ready.

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    I gave my daughter a tiny spoonful of roast pumpkin when she was about 4.5 months. She tried it, but wasn't overly impressed lol. So we left it until she showed signs of interest. When they came they were unmistakable - at bang on 6 months she grabbed a vegie spring roll out of my husband's hand and shoved it in her mouth, haha.

    I do think in general 15 weeks is too young because her gut will be too immature to digest the food properly

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    We started at around 15 weeks on the advice of our paediatrician. Our bub also has reflux. That was only a few weeks ago & we haven't had any problems.


 

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