Lisa. Mum to Ethan 25/9/2000 and Ben 6/5/2003
yes its true
only because of allergies.
I started around 5 months on the rice cereal for a week or so then on vegies.
dont listen to anyone but watch your baby and see if hes hungry.
any chewing motions,observing you when you're eating,etc.
so if you think he's ready go for it girl
mary.NSW 11 month baby
Yes unfortunately, that is what they recommend now. When our son was coming up to 4 months I asked our nurse when to start feeding him solids and she said around 6 months. She then said I seem surprised. Well, hello! That's the way it was always done. The only reason they say to start earlier was if your baby was a bad reflux baby and needed the extra solid food to stay down.
But as our baby was a reflux baby we decided to go ahead anyway. And yes, he was looking at us every time we ate something as if to say 'Can I have some too?' and reaching out to try and get what was coming past if he was on our laps. We haven't looked back. You just have to be careful what you start and when. e.g. no egg for a few months or peanuts. I generally use the baby food tins in the supermarket as a guide. If it says on the tin from 4 or 6 months, etc. then I know I can safely give it to him myself. You can find more info on the Huggies website. They have recipes, etc there you can use and there are lots of topics and posts on the forum about what mums are giving their babies. It's great to see the variety and lots of things that I would never have even thought of.
Good luck. Start off on a little bit of rice cereal and then increase to include veges, fruits, custards, etc. Just only do one type of food for a few days though each time just in case of allergies.
I totally agree with Mary. I've always been told to dalay solids until necessary, especially if you are breastfeeding.
On the otherhand i've heard of plenty of mothers who have sarted solids at 3mths.
Watch your babies cues,
DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m
well thats my opinion anyway bye nat
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way
I agree with what everone else has said though, if my daughter is not satified on bottles alone at 4 months i will probably start her on solids too.
Mummy to Talana Michelle Kimberley (13/12/2003)
Good luck with your decision!
mother to Hannah born August 9 2003
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The WHO used to recommend 4 months, but is now back to 6 months because of the reasons Jasmine has outlined. I personally held off until 6 months, but my baby was completely satisfied with milk, so I didn't feel the need to start earlier.
Mum to DD 08.08.03 and DS 12.05.05