My dh were at Wal Mart today grocery shopping and he suggested we get some baby food for our 2 month old. We got Pears and Bananas. I am acutally kind of nervous about giving him baby food with him only being 2 months old.
What is everyones opinion on this? PLEASE HELP!
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
Also, if you feel like you want to buy some things now for when baby's ready, I really liked Earth's Best brand organic baby food.
With my second I waited until he was closer to 8 months because breastfeeding was so much easier and I absolutely HATE doing dishes .
The thing I know is that starting any food too early increases the chance that baby will develope an alergy to it because their little systems are too immature to process it regularly and their body learns to fight against it.
You'd probably notice with a two month old, that the food would simply be pushed right out of his mouth anyway.
Here is a link that provides some good reasons to wait on solids.
Also, a book I find helpful is Super Baby Food. The whole regimen the author outlines is a bit daunting and a lot of work, but the info in the book regarding which fruits/vegs are safe to feed at what age and general nutrition info is all great! I reference the book several times during the first stages of feeding.
at LEAST 6 months
no tongue thrust
grabs food with pincher grasp
moves food to mouth easily.
THEN when baby is ready- they should not be spoon fed jarred food, but should be allowed to self-feed soft chunks.
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