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    What age has everyone started or is going to start their babies on farex and baby food.

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    I am skipping rice cereal entirely. I tried giving some sweet potato and be liked the sensation but didn't eat any of it (DS is 5 months on Sunday). He is not really interested so I'm holding off for a big.

    I'm not keen on doing many purees so will try and mainly do BLW when he is over 6 months. Might do some Rafferty's for when we are out and about though.

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    I skipped farex last time around. Her first food was at 5 months and was a banana that she swiped from a rather outraged sister and then she had avocado chunks, steamed pumpkin chunks etc

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    Skipped baby cereal and purees and went straight to finger food as we are doing BLW. Started at around 6 months old.

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    I'm starting at 6 months. My DD is 5 and half months now and is starting to show lots of interest in food. I bought Raffertys rice cereal to try first but will pretty much go straight into trying other foods

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    DS2 is 13 weeks and milk isn't filling him and showing interest in food so I am not sure about holding off any longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I am skipping rice cereal entirely. I tried giving some sweet potato and be liked the sensation but didn't eat any of it (DS is 5 months on Sunday). He is not really interested so I'm holding off for a big.

    I'm not keen on doing many purees so will try and mainly do BLW when he is over 6 months. Might do some Rafferty's for when we are out and about though.
    If you do BLW you won't need the raffertys ! Just bring a banana or cucumber sticks , sliced avocado or rice cakes - its so easy to feed a BLW baby when you are out and by 7 ish months they eat what you do !

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    DS2 is 13 weeks and milk isn't filling him and showing interest in food so I am not sure about holding off any longer
    Just be careful as farex is very low in calories compared to bm or formula so it won't fill him up either - maybe add more milk feeds?

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    13 weeks is pretty little - I don't think his gut will be ready

    What signs is he showing that you think might mean he is ready for solids?

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    He already feeds 180mls of formula every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and he keeps watching when we eat very closely, his Dr said as long as it is made runny enough it wouldn't be a problem I was just wondering when everyone else was starting.


 

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