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post #21 of 32
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Ramzubo!  That pic is too cute.  I'll have to take a pic of A with her avocado and post too!

post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post

i gave miekka a chicken leg bone to chew on last night.  she's teething, and it seemed like the most natural thing i could come up with.  she loved it...

 

when she starts getting food, it will be broth, meat/bones, egg yolks, cooked veggies.  no fruit, nothing raw.  no grains until at least age 2, if ever.

Sounds like us:) I'm sure we'll start on yolk from our chicken's eggs. Liver will come fast too, we're not afraid of meat around here. I also agree with the no grains, raw, fruit. Fruit's sugar and children can't digest grains for the first year or two well, we limit them anyway. Raw food has a lot of drawbacks people don't seem to know about.

For those of you wondering why to wait, I believe they just aren't made for solids so young. Sure, a doctor will say that, but they'll often also say to start them on baby "cereal" - which I don't consider food anyways! America has such a high rate of allergies and intolerances, obesity, and other food related illnesses. America also starts feeding babies much younger than other areas and stops nursing much younger.shrug.gif

I think for sure there's something to be said for watching babies signals, but I won't give mine anything before 6 mo and would rather wait:) DS1 started the day before he hit 6 months, he was so desperate for food, lol!

post #23 of 32
My ds doesn't seem ready at all for solids. I'm definitely going to wait a bit longer. My mom keeps pressuring me to give him food and it bothers me a bit. She once told me that she thought that once babies reach 12lbs they need baby cereal. Ha! He was 12lbs at 2 months. I'm skipping cereals.

We are going to do a combination of purees and baby-led solids. Since he will be in daycare at 7 months old, I'll probably bring in homemade purees for his lunches and do baby-led solids at home. I think I'm going to pick up a food mill so his "purees" at least have some texture to them.
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by atomicrocket View Post

My ds doesn't seem ready at all for solids. I'm definitely going to wait a bit longer. My mom keeps pressuring me to give him food and it bothers me a bit. She once told me that she thought that once babies reach 12lbs they need baby cereal. Ha! He was 12lbs at 2 months. I'm skipping cereals.
We are going to do a combination of purees and baby-led solids. Since he will be in daycare at 7 months old, I'll probably bring in homemade purees for his lunches and do baby-led solids at home. I think I'm going to pick up a food mill so his "purees" at least have some texture to them.


We've mostly just mashed to make our purees and that seems to work.  Just another option to consider. 

post #25 of 32
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We've mostly just mashed to make our purees and that seems to work.  Just another option to consider. 

 

Yet another option - we use an immersion blender, which is really useful for lots of other stuff too and it's easy to control how chunky you want things.  So excited to start feeding this little dude!  He's not quite there yet, but definitely interested!

post #26 of 32
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We use an immersion blender too especially for big batches of fruit.  We always left some chunks in to try and get DD to tolerate a wider range of textures.

post #27 of 32
Thanks for the suggestions guys! I like the immersion blender idea. I've been wanting to get one anyways.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post

i gave miekka a chicken leg bone to chew on last night.  she's teething, and it seemed like the most natural thing i could come up with.  she loved it...

 

when she starts getting food, it will be broth, meat/bones, egg yolks, cooked veggies.  no fruit, nothing raw.  no grains until at least age 2, if ever.


We'll probably do this approach too.  I'm not ready for DD to have solids yet and she's not either though. :)

post #29 of 32

We started with avocado today my girl LOVED it and kept opening the mouth for more my boy wasn;t so sure and made some weird faces. Tomorrow we'll try sweet potatoes.

post #30 of 32

I'm jumping on this thread late and haven't read previous responses. But...are all of your DCs sitting up already? Do they have to be in order to start solids? Even though I did this all once before...and not too long ago, I am amazed at how much I forgot. :)

post #31 of 32

My kids sit with support, my boy can sit unsupported for s few seconds.

post #32 of 32

My DD can sit up if she supports herself with her arms. I'm not sure if that's considered unsupported or not. I'm not helping her but she has to lean on her arms/hands to stay upright.

 

Her pediatrican talked about solids at the doctor appointment on Thursday because she said that since my DD has been ahead developmentally that she might be ready to start introducing solids. I love our Ped, she kept emphazing if she has sign of readiness, than try it, and how each child is different. I asked her about child led weaning, and she said that whatever my DD perfers, purees or solids. The doctor really treats each child as individuals vs. following strict guidelines. No mention of starting cereals at all.  :)

 

We're going to start with an avocado in one of those mesh things so she can taste it.