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My baby is doing getting frantic at the table too. I brought up his high chair because he can pretty much sit in it now and load him up with toys. His tongue thrust is still really evident and I'm just not sure he's actually ready for food even though he's showing interest.
Alison: BFing, BWing, ERFing mama to KidA (12/25/07) and KidO (6/26/10)
I know we are not supposed to start giving solids until 6 months, and with ds#1, I waited until nearly 7 months, as he wasn't showing much interest at all. But my 4.5 month old DD (born one week late) is different. For the past 2 weeks, she has been "going nuts", for lack of a better expression, at the dinner table. I usually have her sitting on my lap, and she gets incredibly frenzied as she tries to grab all the food off my plate. She gets really upset if I move her away, so lately I have been letting her pick up things, like a crust of bread or a lettuce leaf, whatever. She brings it to her mouth and sucks on it, then eventually drops it and gets really upset until I give her some more food to hold. (Tried giving her a spoon or teething toy, but she wasn't interested.)
What should I do? Should I keep letting her hold food and suck on it? Or will it damage her stomach/gut, having solids too early?
Does she meet readiness signs? Can she sit unassisted?
What I would do in that situation is put her in a high chair with stuff to play with- a bowl, a spoon, a cup with water etc. Maybe even some frozen milk-mush to eat. And see how that goes.
My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.
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