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    Default When did you start you LO on solids?

    My DD is approaching 4 months and I have been reading conflicting information about starting solids - some say 6 months and over, others say 4 months.

    DD is beginning to look interested when we are eating, sits well in her bumbo so I thought that she may be ready to start soon.

    I was wondering when you started your LO on solids, your reasoning for starting at that age and how you went about it. (geez I don't want to know much do i?!)

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    Started at 4 months. Bubs was ready for it and has a very healthy appetite. Started on Farex and puree pear, carrot, sweet potato etc. She doesnt like bland food so we mixed it up from the start.

    Her fave food is a roast dinner or risotto!!

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    My DS just turned 5 months and I fed him solids for the 1st time yesterday and I was surprised at how well he ate and he loved it but I only want to introduce it slowly and probably go with once a week until he's 6 months then probably increase it to 3 times a week and gradually increase it further as time goes on.

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    Oh, also give bottle wait bout 30mins then some solids. We would only give her as much as she wanted.

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    6mths but in hindsight we should have waited longer - 7mths would have been better

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    I started at 5 months because I caved to everyone telling me he would sleep better, it would help his reflux blah blah blah. It did nothing for his sleep and his body just wasn't ready. 6 months and proper blw would have been much better for him.

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    We started at 6 months on BLW, because that's what I was comfortable with.

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    I intend on using BLW so will wait until DD is 6 months old - shes 5 months now.

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    We started at 6 months with BLW. There is a lot of conflicting information out there but the World Health Organisation still recommends starting at 6 months and they are the most up to date and respected authority on health issues. I don't really understand the big rush

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    I started mine around 5.5 months when they started showing signs of being ready ie; starting to sit , lost tongue thrust reflex , started grabbing for food etc.

    ETA - as for how we went about it. We have just started in the last week with DS who is nearly 6 months. His first food was sucking on a piece of mandarin. He has also since tried pear, avocado, and steamed sticks of sweet potato and carrot. The pear and avocado were given to him in a mesh feeder. He is offered food once or twice a day for now, will start offering 3 x day shortly. He has also gummed on some rusks, cruskits and cucumber sticks as he was teething, he now has 2 bottom teeth through.
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