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    High chair is a must. I cringe when I see parents feeding on lap. I try not to judge but I think it's all my time in speech with DS

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    I think trust your instincts & read your baby, not the calendar, as VP said. The general guideline is to start solids by 6 months but not before 4 months. I started two children at 5 months, and one from 6 months, although at 18 months she is still not that interested in food. My kids were terrible breastfeeders & couldnt have formula due to allergies, so I was breastfeeding for up to 16 hours a day at that age, plus expressing and bottle feeding some very unsatisfied babies. So for us, solids were a godsend! It was so much easier and quicker to prepare some food and give it to the baby rather than breastfeed for an hour, followed by bottlefeeding EBM, followed by expressing (and hoping you can get enough out to satisfy the hungry baby), followed by tending to cracked, bleeding nipples. Plus, the baby was actually happy and content after a solid feed, which she wasnt after a breastfeed. So obviously it is a very individual thing, & you know your child best

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    High chair is a must. I cringe when I see parents feeding on lap. I try not to judge but I think it's all my time in speech with DS
    How is speech related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post

    My DD1 however started at 4 months and swallowed it and loved it. But she spewed up all night after that first try so I didn't go back again till 5m and it went fine then
    This is what I'm afraid of. I reckon he'll take it and like it, but not sure if the gut is ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB77 View Post
    How is speech related?
    We went to speech/ot for feeding. They suggested no feeding until you can sit. Also in a good high chair where feet and chest are sitting within chin I hope I make sense I'm not good at explaining online. DS has bad feeding issues

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    Both of mine started at 6 months (maybe the week before or after, I can't remember!). We did baby led weaning, I totally cbf with purées and stuff lol.

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    tried purées again this afternoon with the same pathetic results. I'm giving him a Frenched lamb cutlet tomorrow lol. he has great hand control and is very dexterous in bringing his rusk to his mouth etc so just going to dive in and see how we go. I'm finding purées exhausting and annoying.

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    Dd is 6 months old and l still don't feed solids every single day yet. She has maybe yoghurt or some porridge from my bowl in the morn after her bottle or some pureed or finely grated food. I've given her grated cheese, she likes that, she's had pureed chicken and veges when l made a roast the other night. I just forget sometimes lol. We don't have a high chair yet but she sits in her ingenuity chair...she seems to have got the swallowing sorted now. She was spitting food out for a while there.
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    I'm looking forward to purées! I'll probably eat my words later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB77 View Post
    I'm looking forward to purées! I'll probably eat my words later.
    You know to be honest l don't find it all that painful. I've got a stick blender which purees really well. I just steam veges n then blend while still hot then freeze straight away in little containers. But each to their own preferences.


 

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