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I have 4 month old twins that were 6 weeks early. I introduced solids for my dd around 6 months. Should I introduce them at 6 months for the twins or their adjusted age of 7.5 months? Any experience with this would be helpful.<br><br>
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I would not even CONSIDER it until they hit their adjusted age. On top of that make sure they are sitting unassisted, have no tongue thrust and are GRABBING food off your plate and feeding themselves. WHEN you start solids, allow them to self-feed.<br><br>
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My firstborn was six weeks early as well. I used the Sears guide to whether she would be ready or not, in general.<br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/3/T032000.asp#T032003" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/3/T032000.asp#T032003</a><br><br>
She never showed interest in grabbing food from us, etc at all, ever (too polite, it must be that, ha). At six months old I mashed some banana and tried to give it to her, she thrust it back out, so we waited a few more weeks. After about 3 more weeks, I tried again and she took it, smacked her lips, and wanted more.<br><br>
So I think, it won't hurt if you try around six months but watch your child's individual reaction to the proposal, and be ready to wait for the readiness signs. I now have a four month old who smacks his lips all the time while we're eating and tries to grab our food (which she never did, ever, even as an older infant and toddler)...but I know his little intestines aren't ready still, so we'll wait.
 

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Sage was 7 weeks early and we waited to introduce solids at 7 1/2 months. She still wasn't ready, her tongue thrust was too strong. she ended up starting at 8 1/2 months and gobbled it up
 

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My neighbor has a preemis and she is waiting for the adjusted age to start solids. This was recommended by her pediatrician. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hey Namaste,<br>
My boys were 11 weeks early(born Oct 7, 2005, I was due Dec 20) and I always use the adjusted age when factoring "how they're doing". We most likely won't be trying out any solids until early summer at the very soonest. They aren't even close to sitting up on their own yet.<br>
I frequent a preemie board where some moms post about feeding solids at 1 and 2 months corrected just because their "actual" age is closer to 4 months. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
My mom came to visit a couple weeks ago and was all about making cereal bottles for the babies and was noticeably miffed when I didn't allow it.(ugh...family) Anyway, I'd just say watch the babies and forget about the well meaning "4-6 months" advice! :p<br><br>
--Amanda
 

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I just asked this question a few weeks ago, and the general consensus here was to wait until his adjusted age was at least 6 months. For my Ds, that will be at around 7 months. As well, I plan to wait for other indicators that he's ready.
 

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Both of my girls were premature one born at 32 weeks the other at 33 1/2. With both we looked at their developmental milestones sitting up, tounge thrust, interest etc.<br><br>
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My son was almost eight weeks early, but was definitely showing the signs of readiness for solids (as described above) at six months actual age. We started rice cereal at six months and he did fine with it. Our doctor recommended waiting until six months and then gauging his readiness. I agree that it's really important to look for signs of readiness while being careful not to start too soon (everyone was telling me "Oh, he's hungry, he needs solids!" at five months!).
 

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I have a 9 weeks preemie who is now almost 9 months old. I have attempted to give her baby food a few times but she is really still spitting it back at me, though she does giggle and find it fun. I am on another waiting pattern. She will let me know when she wants to swallow it. Her older brother and sister were twins who didn't eat solids until they were nearly a year old. They exclusively breastfed and then when the got several teeth around a year all of the sudden they got very interested in food. I think they all let you know when they can handle it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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