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    Default How early can babies show an interest in solids?

    DS is 10 weeks and was sitting against my knees as I ate my weetbix, and as I put the spoon to my mouth he watched it the whole time and then started smacking his lips! He was probably just imitating me I suppose but I'm curious as to how early babies can start wanting solids.
    Please note I am absolutely not intending to start solids until he is 6 months it is just a question out of interest!

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    Default Re: How early can babies show an interest in solids?

    Dd1 wanted food at 3 months and dd2 wanted food at 8 weeks. I managed to hold dd1 off another 2 weeks (close to 4 months) and held dd2 of until she was 3 1/2 months as well. with dd2 the health nurse watched her and said she was more than ready going by her behaviour. she got tiny amounts of rice cereal until about 4 1/2months.

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    DS was 10 weeks when he first showed an interest as well. He was sitting in his swing in front of me while I ate a bowl of icecream and he sat there watching me eat it with this confused face and was smacking his lips. But as I got through my bowl of icecream he started getting more and more agitated and in the end he was absolutley hysterical until I finished and put the bowl out of his sight. After that day he would whinge every single time I ate and if I was holding him he would throw himself forward to grab it! But he had always been a hungry baby that was hard to fill lol He started solids at 4 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxerDogLover View Post
    DS is 10 weeks and was sitting against my knees as I ate my weetbix, and as I put the spoon to my mouth he watched it the whole time and then started smacking his lips! He was probably just imitating me I suppose but I'm curious as to how early babies can start wanting solids.
    Please note I am absolutely not intending to start solids until he is 6 months it is just a question out of interest!
    Give bubs a spoon to play with. Sometimes it's the utensils that are appealing. I did this with dd2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Give bubs a spoon to play with. Sometimes it's the utensils that are appealing. I did this with dd2.
    Hmm I never thought of that! Thanks, will remember that for next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Give bubs a spoon to play with. Sometimes it's the utensils that are appealing. I did this with dd2.
    Totally agree, DS2 didn't have solids until he was almost one, he was happy to sit in a hoghchair with us banging around with utensils and plates/bowls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Totally agree, DS2 didn't have solids until he was almost one, he was happy to sit in a hoghchair with us banging around with utensils and plates/bowls.
    Yep. I'm very skeptical when parents say their bubs are interested in food now at young ages.

    The same way dd1 wants to cook/iron etc - she doesn't really want to do it, she just wants to imitate mum/dad. So out come the plastic versions.

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    Default Re: How early can babies show an interest in solids?

    Playing with it, around 6 or so months. But actual real eating- 8 months.

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    Default How early can babies show an interest in solids?

    It's a great milestone and shows baby is developing well when they start mimicking you and grabbing/reaching for things- it does not mean they are ready for food - it means they want to grab at what you have!
    Physical signs are more important to show baby is ready for solids like sitting up unaided, being able to pick up things ( using pincher grip) and losing their tongue reflex , it's great your bub is very aware!


 

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