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Question: Stages & Ages (solid foods)?
Ok so my 6 month old is always wanting to eat cookies & chocolate pudding & cheese curls. She hardly ever wants her bottle & when she does she only wants soda! She is already crawling & sitting up by herself, how much solid food should she be eating at this age?
JUST KIDDING! (though my m-i-l would probably prefer it!!)
Thought I’d start out with a bit of humor! lol
But I was serious about the crawling & sitting up. So my question is… Gerber foods “Stages & Ages” say she should be on stage 2 (independent sitter) & eating finger foods (crawler)! I know she isn’t ready for finger foods & she’s only been on stage 1 for a month. When should she switch to stage 2?
also what ratio of solid foods & cereals should she get? I know she needs 24-37 oz of formula still, but how much cereal should she get? Right now she is eating about 30oz & gets 4 scoops (the formula scoopers) of cereal w/ half a scoop of formula powder for breakfast & for lunch 1/2 a container of baby food & dinner a full container. Does she need more or less cereal more or less food?
BTW she is in the 97% for height & 93% weight, so she is a big girl!
Answer by Noah’s Mommy & Marine Wife.
LOL.. oh goodness. I was reading the top part and thinking to myself “Are you serious???” I was ready to give you a piece of my mind!
Anyway, the guidelines on foods are just those. You feed your baby what you think she is ready for and capable of eating. There isn’t much difference between stage 1 foods and stage 2 foods aside from the size. I’d switch to stage 2 once your daughter is completely two of the stage 1 foods at a time.
I wouldn’t worry so much about when and how much you’re feeding her. Solids, at this age, are just for practice and fun. It sounds like you’re feeding her PLENTY as far as solids go so I wouldn’t offer any more. Go by her cues. If she seems hungrier at this age offer more formula.
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Question: My son won’t eat solid food or even feed himself with a spoon…where do I go from here?
My son is 41 months old. Since he was 11 months old we have been trying to get him to warm up to trying normal food. However, every time we try to give him some he gags and coughs. He eats stage 3 Gerber “toddler food” (that’s what my wife calls it, but I call it baby food). When we tried the “cold turkey” approach he cried and screamed, and we did this for two days (but gave him regular meals throughout the day of jar food). We tried feeding therapy but two different hospitals’ therapists did not know how to handle him or his rants at all. We have tried everything and nothing is working.
He cannot go to pre-school if he is still eating this jar baby food, and it is right around the corner. My wife and I are at our wits’ end and don’t know what else to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Answer by Mellie
Well, you should try going to a childrens doctor.
Usually, parents make eating fun for their kids by doing the “cho cho train sound” or “the airplane”. Or try making the normal food into shapes and stuff like apples and a grape into a flower. The main thing is to get them interested in normal food. Make him watch you eat normal food and maybe he might get jealous and want to eat it himself.
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Q&A: I have a 6.5 month old daughter and we have been doing “solid foods” for the past month and a half.?
Question: I have a 6.5 month old daughter and we have been doing “solid foods” for the past month and a half.?
The problem is that she will only eat in the evening. She wont really eat at all in the morning or afternoon. She is still breastfeeding. She doesn’t seem to like baby cereal either so I have pretty much stopped that and am doing a fruit and veggie at night. Well around 5 pm. Otherwise she strictly breastfeeds. Is this ok? I am thinking I should just keep trying every morning but It doesn’t seem to be making a difference she wont even take one bite!
Answer by cathrl69
It’s completely fine. Solids in the first year are just for practice anyway. It wouldn’t matter if she was eating _no_ solids at her age.
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Question: 8 month old still not very interested in solid foods, other feeding question?
Hello! I have been feeding my 8 month old son jarred baby foods regularly since he was about 5 months old. He usually spits it out or turns his head to the side when I’m feeding him, and is still not very interested in eating them. I’m worried that he’s falling behind for his age. Has anyone else had experience with this problem? Also, I’m trying to start giving him finger foods, since he’s certainly old enough, but I bought the baby finger foods that are like cheerios, and it says that the baby should be able to crawl (he doesn’t yet) and mash food with his gums first before he starts eating them, which my son really doesn’t seem to do. It does say, though, that the food “melts in babies mouth”, so I wonder if that still presents a choking hazard, since my son does know how to swallow the food. I’m so worried about him choking, but I’m also worried that he’s falling behind at this age, so I’m not sure what to do. Any advice? Thanks!
Answer by HappyCake
My baby is 8 months. He never got the hang of jarred foods. He LOVES and I mean ravenously LOVES regular food. I make him oatmeal (not baby cereal, just regular old fashioned Quaker Oats), I give him banana (not mashed, just chunks), cooked sweet potato chunks, steamed rice, etc.
My little sister was 9 or 10 months before she really got interested in crawling and eating solids. I don’t think your baby is behind. Just let him tell you when he’s ready for solids. OH TRUST ME, when he’s ready HE WILL LET YOU KNOW!! Usually by stealing whatever you are eating and cramming it in his face by the fistful!!
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Question: my 4 month old and “solid food”?
my daughter is 4 months old, and i want to start her on solids. i know to start with baby rice cereal, wait a week, then move on to a new food. what foods come next? how much and how often will she eat? when can i just give her a little of everything that i am eating, pureed? my boyfriend says we should start giving her 1 tbsp of each item in each meal, that is what his mom did, and i want to, but i heard its bad… please shed some light for me.
Answer by Beth S
Keep her on rice cereal for a few weeks then you can add in oatmeal, barely, or mixed grain cereal. But wait until 6 months old to add anything more, such as stage1 veggies then fruits.
The reason you should do one food at a time for one week before adding another is to make it easier to trace food allergies should your child develop one.
For example, my son was sensitive to sweet potatoes. I found that out at a time when he was only eating sweet potatoes…had he had a reaction after I started 3 new foods in a week I would not have been able to know for sure quickly and easily what caused his reaction.
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