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4 years 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?
Food before one?

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3 months ago

If she doesn't feel ready to you, it's ok! You can keep trying. The whole food before one is just for fun thing is pretty outdated and peds and dietician's don't suggest it. They suggest introducing high allergen foods early and often so even just letting her lick them is good! My youngest is six months and eating literally everything up to meat but we absolutely waited until we felt like he had an idea what to do and it felt safe. Go with your gut momma!!

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3 months ago

The only things she shouldn't have are cows milk and honey. Anything else can and should be introduced early. In their whole and/or cooked form, not purées. Purées actually cause more choking as people feel "safe" with them and babies think they can just choke it down. I've found my baby prefers the real versions of the things he turned down in purée form. Introducing allergens early actually lessens the chance of allergy.

1 year ago

We started 1 month ago. My daughter seems doing it as well a lot in the begging but now is better. When I give her parsnip or sweet potato she open widly her mouth 😆. To eat is a real job. I am ok if some day she does not want it. So much for reading and advices but I pick up what I feel 🙂 If not feeling I just try something and avoid overthinking. Sending good vibes Xx

1 year ago

Just keep trying it’s new to them

2 years ago

I did purees at 4 months old. Gave 1 small jar plus topped off with formula. Started with doing this 1x/day for 2 weeks. Then moved to doing it 2x/day

3 years ago

If you start introducing more food be careful with strawberries kiwi and pineapple. My son is allergic and the doctor said alot of kids are until the are older!

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1 year ago

You aren’t meant to give these until an older age anyway I think maybe one

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