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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    I'm thinking of giving my 15 week old some pumpkin today. Is this too early?
    Just a small spoonful to see how she goes?

    When you first give your baby real food does it usually change their bowel habits? Should I expect a tummy upset as she adjusts?

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    Personally I'd wait a few more weeks.
    I also found pumpkin on it's own a bit too acidic for the girls so I'd suggest mixing it with either sweet potato or normal potato and seeing how she goes.

    Good luck

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    Why do you want to give solids?

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    Unless bub is able to sit upright themselves, lost tongue thrust reflex and great head support I wouldn't start.

    My 5mth old still can't sit upright herself so we are still waiting.

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    6 months, their digestive systems are too immature before that and you probably would end up with tummy upsets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsOhara View Post
    Personally I'd wait a few more weeks.
    I also found pumpkin on it's own a bit too acidic for the girls so I'd suggest mixing it with either sweet potato or normal potato and seeing how she goes.



    Good luck
    I will mix it with some pureed corn.



    [QUOTE=BigRedV;6902866]Why do you want to give solids?[/QUOTE

    I have been looking at baby food, they seem to start at 4 months (16 weeks). Just want to introduce a little here and there and gradually progress to to more frequent feeds slowly.

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    I'd say that's far too early, personally. Do some reading on the "virgin gut" and it might explain why early can be dangerous.

    Personally I think when the baby starts showing interest in food and loses the reflex that makes them push food out of their mouth with their tongue, then it's time to think about introducing some food, but it should only come after their normal feed and never replace the milk they're getting. It should be an added extra, they need milk as their main source of nutrients for the first 12 months.

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    [QUOTE=vulgardisplayofpower;6902881]I will mix it with some pureed corn.



    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Why do you want to give solids?[/QUOTE

    I have been looking at baby food, they seem to start at 4 months (16 weeks). Just want to introduce a little here and there and gradually progress to to more frequent feeds slowly.
    That's just a label on a jar though.
    Following your babies own readiness cues is much more important. None of my 3 have ever been ready before 6 months. Despite what a "jar" tells me.
    I'd be doing some more reading/research about solids and making a more informed choice based on your baby.
    15 weeks is incredibly early. I'd only be starting solids that early in the advice of a medical professional.
    Last edited by faroutbrusselsprout; 12-11-2012 at 13:08.

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    [QUOTE=vulgardisplayofpower;6902881]I will mix it with some pureed corn.



    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Why do you want to give solids?[/QUOTE

    I have been looking at baby food, they seem to start at 4 months (16 weeks). Just want to introduce a little here and there and gradually progress to to more frequent feeds slowly.
    Marketing ploy

    I personally don't understand the rush. Look for signs of your baby being ready, not just baby foods in supermarkets.

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    Default How old was your baby when you first feed them solids?

    [QUOTE=vulgardisplayofpower;6902881]I will mix it with some pureed corn.



    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Why do you want to give solids?[/QUOTE

    I have been looking at baby food, they seem to start at 4 months (16 weeks). Just want to introduce a little here and there and gradually progress to to more frequent feeds slowly.
    That 16wks or 4mths is slated as the absolutely earliest you can start solids. IMO it's just big companies trying to pressure parents into buying their products.

    Parents tend to start early on medical advice ie for reflux.


 

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