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Agreed. Start when you feel your baby is ready. I am very excited to start feeding Jack and the plan was to start feeding him at 6 months. However, he isn't close to sitting unassisted yet so I am going to end up waiting longer.
I plan to start at 6 months, (DS was a week late,) but if he's not ready then I'm not going to rush him... well, maybe a little bit. ;)
He has tasted a few things and really liked them.
I let DD play with avocado yesterday. She didn't seem to get it. I think she barely got enough for a taste in her mouth.
She's hit all the "milestones" for eating and I'm letting her take the lead by not using a spoon. I mashed up avocado, she played with it and a lot ended up on the floor/my leg.
We plan to wait until Kinsley sits unassisted, and then for when she actually grabs food from one of us. At least six months, most likely closer to seven.
That said, she was teething on a watermelon rind today...
st.augbride:Dd is 5.5 months old and I am still not feeling eager to start solids yet. She was born a month early so I think I will wait until at least 6 months adjusted age, but am curious what everyone else is doing.
We planned to wait until 6 months, but ended up starting at just over 4 months. DD has had problems gaining weight and refuses a bottle so that rules out most of our options for additional calories. She has been a great eater and loves when she gets solids.
This was all done with the advice of her Pediatrician and a feeding specialist.
We have given her bits of banana, applesauce and shredded carrots, but nothing formal
The pedi today told me to start her on a potatoes, carrots and zucchine puree (with a pinch of olive oil and parmesan) once a day: DD is 5m old
Within the next 2 weeks. She's almost sitting and opens her mouth for food already. She'll be almost 5.5 months old.
We started oatmeal at 4.5 months and we just started baby food (food I puree myself). We had planned to do BLW but DD was really interested in food and not sitting unassisted yet. I hope to be able to do that when she can sit better. DD loves eating and gets so excited when she sees her bowls and spoons come out. She tries to feed herself the food as well. It is cute.