• N
  • Jacksonville, United States
  • 3 months ago

Food before one?

I’ve got an adorable six month old baby girl and recently we started trying foods. So far we’ve tried avocado, sweet potato and baby oatmeal. She sits up great and seems really interested when I eat so I figured she was ready. But the problem is that she still spits out a bunch of it and really doesn’t seem to get the whole opening her mouth and swallowing thing quite yet. Should we just wait and try again in a couple of weeks?
  • J
  • SJAFB, United States
  • 2 months ago

Keep trying, even once every couple of days. They have to practice! You can also try baby snacks because they’re easier to keep in their mouths and they’ll get used to food that way. But there’s no rush, they’re getting all the nutrients they need from the breastmilk or formula!

  • R
  • Van Alstyne, United States
  • 2 months ago

We started with rice cereal because it's easier to swallow and digest than oatmeal. Bananas and apples were good in the beginning as well and then we branched off into other fruits and veggies. Don't get discouraged! It took awhile getting used to eating but the more you work at it the better your baby will get at it. Practice makes perfect and everything is a new experience right now.

  • R
  • New York, USA
  • 2 months ago

She's learning how to eat. Keep feeding her and don't worry is she's spitting up food or playing with it. That's how they learn to get interested in eating. It can take 6 weeks for her to do this until she enjoys eating. It's more about her trying different foods and touching them rather than getting a full meal in her. After 6 weeks of trying she will get the hang of it.

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • 2 months ago

Let her self feed and she’ll do it at her own pace. Just offer age appropriate food when you eat and don’t worry if she doesn’t eat it. My daughter wanted to copy me, not be fed by me. Eggs were an easy one for her to grasp. I beat an egg and cooked it flat then cut into thin strips she couldn’t choke on. Baby Mum mums dissolve in the mouth and are usually a hit with babies too. Mine didn’t start eating enough to actually be full until she was probably closer to 8 months or so but she enjoyed being a part of meal times. Oh and a munchkin sippy cup with the silicone straw and handles. Good luck!

  • T
  • Woodstock, United States
  • 3 months ago

I started feeding my son food the minute he seemed interested in what I was eating. Our doctor agreed it would be ok to introduce foods around that time as well. For us it happened around 6-7 months. We did the same thing you are started with sweet potatoes and avocado. They’re gonna spit it out for a little bit because it’s a new texture they aren’t used to. Honestly it all depends on what YOU’RE comfortable with. My son is 18 months old and I have never had problems with his eating habits. Just do what YOU think is best.

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