I just have a few questions about solids. I have already started giving ds a spoon full of potato/baby cereal/some mixed canned baby foods sometimes, just to get him use to taste and texture. He has started opening his mouth when he sees the spoon and at 4 months I plan on increasing the amount I am giving him.
When do you start replacing a feed with soilds?
At 4 months how much should you be feeding them? (Baby food cans are huge! I plan on making some foods myself aswell)
When do you start finger foods? (Sandwichs, fruits etc)
Any other advice would be awesome, thanks smile
P.s: please no one comment telling me I am starting solids to early.
My baby, my decision.
I didn't start any of mine on solids until 6 months they were quite happy with milk and then when we did start it was slowly.
At 4 months I would only be offering 1-2 tea spoons at the most, I wouldn't start replacing milk feeds for a while yet, not until they are eating equivalent of a meal, really they don't need much to start with.
Finger foods you can introduce at 6 months, but I would be making sure baby can sit up properly in the high chair and can pick up the foods himself first. Sandwiches etc I didn't start until 10-11 months.
Maybe have a chat with your child health nurse or doctor if you are serious about starting solid so early, the babies digestive system needs to be ready and able to handle the foods you are feeding them, there are reasons they advice to wait until a certain age to start feeding them.