January 2013 Moms

6 months or hitting milestones?

dr's recommend 6 months before solids, but i have a list of milestones he should hit before we give him food as well. he has hit all of the milestones (tongue thrust gone, less drooling which means the swallowing mechanisms are developed, sitting up unassisted, SO interested in foods etc.). i have seen so many of you start solids, and i am so anxious to start too! i hate these "magic ages" for starting things. which are you going with milestones, or 6 months? 

we gave him a green been at dinner to suck on because he grabbed it off my plate and he loved it, i would love to continue introducing. but i am also a preacher for the 6 month rule.. so torn

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  • I haven't started solids yet, but in my opinion there is no magic age. every child develops at a different rate. If you believe that your son is ready I say go for it but start slow because his gut may not be entirely closed yet
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  • mj0011mj0011
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    My ped recommends 6 months so that is what I'm doing!   

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    My DD turned 5mos last week and we started. I think if you're baby is ready, why not? We are doing organic oatmeal and a pure twice a day. So far, sweet potatoes and bananas are winners!
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  • I guess I believe you are the mom and you know your baby best. If you feel he is ready then go for it. It's not like he is 6 weeks old....he's over 5 months! GL!

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  • I've just been "dabbling" with solids. LO has shown great interest in food and can sit up so I've given him banana mixed with a little formula. He's done fine! I don't think there's anything wrong with just trying it as long as he seems ready.
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    My DS is just over 5 months and has met all the milestones too. We haven't started solids yet but I'm getting pretty excited to; I just ate my whole breakfast with him lunging for it! Not sure yet whether we'll wind up waiting the whole 6 months.

    The main reasons I'm waiting now are because it kind of feels like there's some pomp and circumstance to presenting him with food on his half birthday, even though I know that's silly. I'm also a little sad for our EBF relationship to end, even though I know it won't in reality change very much at all.
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  • I'm not in the same boat because baby big head hasn't hit his milestones yet, but as a cloth diapering mom I'm in no rush to start.

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  • It's definately exciting to think abut giving Jack food.   We are going to wait for Jack to hit both, 6 months (to be sure his digestive system is fully developed) and the milestones. I honestly don't know if he will be sitting up unassisted in a few more weeks. He still topples forward immediately.  So, we may wait longer than 6 months since we are doing blw and the risk of choking increases if they can't sit.  

    But, I do think it's a personal decision, just like with everything else in motherhood.  If you feel like your LO is ready, try.  If he isn't ready, I think you'll find out one way or another.  Since you gave him a string bean, are you doing blw?  He probably won't even really Injest any food for a while.  But, if you are doing blw, they do seem to strongly suggest waiting for 6 months from everything I read.

     


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  • We are waiting 6 months but he hasn't hit all of the milestones yet so I don't know if that would change my mind. He is getting better at sitting up but still has the tongue thrust! 
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  • Milestones. I started at 4.5 months, DD loves green beans as well. She is doing great and still nurses quite a bit. It is your decision.
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  • 6 months. I started DS at 4.5 months, he wasn't ready, so we tried again at 5 and 5.5 months. I'm just going to wait until 6 months this time. Solids are a pita anyway until they can feed themselves more.
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    But, I do think it's a personal decision, just like with everything else in motherhood.  If you feel like your LO is ready, try.  If he isn't ready, I think you'll find out one way or another.  Since you gave him a string bean, are you doing blw?  He probably won't even really Injest any food for a while.  But, if you are doing blw, they do seem to strongly suggest waiting for 6 months from everything I read.

     

    we have gone back and forth on BLW and we are going to do purees to start with. if we are eating and there is something like a green been he can suck on again, we will give it to him because he did pretty well on it. but for the most part we are planning on homemade purees  

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  • DD has just hit all her milestones and I was going to wait until 6 months but we might start with just a little avocado or banana next week when she's 5.5 months old. 
  • I felt like you and I decided to do what felt right. It's not like on the day they hit 6 months they are magically ready. I went with the list of milestones. We've been giving solids here and there for a week and I am planning to do it at least once a day this week. I say do what your gut says.
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    I feel like most babies are closer to 6 months when they hit these milestones and that's where the magic number comes from.

    You are only a few weeks away, I would go ahead and start now.  






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    Dd hasnt hit the milestones but we started with some oatmeal a few days ago (a little over 5.5 months) and it really took her starting to eat with a spoon to start hitting the milestones. Shes realized she cant just thrust her tongue out and she is now very interested in what we're eating.

    I wanted to wait until 6 months but she's started refusing her bottle at daycare and not eating for about 6 hours while Im gone so I was hoping shed take to the solids so shes not starving every day.


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  • thanks ladies. we decided to start solids tonight! so happy to be able to pull out the baby bullet finally!! 
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  • I went with the milestones and the interest my baby showed in food. We've first introduced banana but LO also loves avocado. I first find it hard to tell which solids were recommended for her and which to avoid, but I found this website http://goodmomming.com/ and it kind of solved my problem. You could use it when your baby is ready.  

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    I started yesterday- he has hit almost all of the milestones and he grabs food and tried to eat it...When we went to give him his first bite he opened wide for it and swallowed it with absolutley no issues.  

    I have friends who fed their babies at 3.5 and 4 months and both of their babies are just fine....so I will assume my almost 5 month old will also be fine.  We're only giving him a few bites at dinner for the next few weeks then we will start adding more.

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    thanks ladies. we decided to start solids tonight! so happy to be able to pull out the baby bullet finally!!nbsp;


    Yaaay!
    It's fun to see their little faces when they taste them for the first time
    DD just turned 5 months and we've been slowly doing baby supported sitter foods since 4.5 months
    Out pedi said if you give her a bottle and she seems in satisfied or if she seems peckish to try baby foods
    So if its one of those days we give out to her she's learning still
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