We tried to up the formula but he would fall asleep before he finished then wake up screaming 2 hours later for more and I mentioned to the Dr and she suggested it
I gave DS1 mushed up cardboard...err farex...when he was 4 months old, at the advice of a GP.
With my second child, I was a little more informed and skipped the farex altogether...there are less and less professionals recommending it nowadays, as it has limited, if any, nutritional value, it's highly processed and it doesn't really serve a purpose in terms of food discovery. Not to mention that it taste like complete shyte.
Instead, I gave DS2 sticks of sweet potato, avocado, overripe pear, banana and mango seeds to gnaw on.
The 'right' age depends entirely on the child, if they are physically ready, i.e.: able to sit up, good head/neck control, absence of extrusion reflex (tongue thrusting), development of the pincer grip and showing an interest in food (DS2 would watch me eat, watch my food go from hand to mouth and then reach out for some himself)
After I trialled DS1 with farex, it became really evident that he actually wasn't ready, despite being the 'recommended' age. He didn't show a real interest in eating solids until he was about 10 months old (which is just as normal )
Sorry for the questions. In the end all you can do is rely on your doctor after all they have seen your child and assessed their medical condition, should be abreast of current medical research etc
How is bub doing on the farex?
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