when is it the best time to start baby food on a baby. like the fruits and veggies..
my son is four months old, he started cereal at 3 months to help fill him up at nights that was what my doc told me i could do. but now all he want to do is eat other stuff. he crys and crys for it. trys to get supper plates like the food on it to eat. he eats really good on the spoon and i just dont no what to do. he likes cereal which i give him only once a day because other wise hed eat that all day and not breast feed. lol. need advice on what to do...
I started my dd with cereal at 4 months and then went to veggies around 5 months. I was told to start with veggies and introduce all of them before you introduce fruits. Fruits are obviously a bit more tasty..so by starting with the veggies they really have nothing to compare it to..ya know. That seemed to work for my dd anyway..and I'll do that again with my next baby.
I gave her all of the baby cereals before I started with the veggies...rice, grain, barley...etc...
You really can't go wrong. Just make sure you wait 3-4 days until you introduce another food.
My baby is only 4.5 weeks, but in the "how to" book given out by my ped's office (it's written by the docs in the practice) it says that generally they have you start cereal at 3 months. Offer it at breakfast and again at suppertime (not bedtime although I will probably offer it at bedtime anyways lol). Then start veggies first at 4 months, followed by fruits at 4-5 months. I would think you'd be ok to start veggies at this point. Of course that's just my very inexperienced opinion! :)
ladies thank you for you time. i went to the store tonight and picked up some baby applesauce to put in with the cereal and see how that goes.. i plan to do cereal with fruits and then at 5 months start doing veggies and fruits by its self.. thanks so much..
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