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Mobile Solids 6 months or milestones
Did you start solids at 6 months or once your LO hit all the milestones? If you started before 6 months did you start with fruits and veggies? I would like to start with pur?es and skip the cereals.
Our neo has us waiting until we see them next to discuss solids -- that appt is scheduled for the second week in August -- the girls will be about 6.5 months adjusted at that point. Until then, they were very clear about keeping them on fortified BM to the 22 cal recipe the girls have been on since NICU discharge.
We also plan to skip cereals -- but I need to research more on the order of introduction. I do know that fruits are later -- unless they're less sweet/starchier (I think -- but again, I haven't really done the leg work yet!)
We wait for at least six months, no tongue thrust reflex, and sitting up totally independently. Since DD is so focused on crawling, I'm not sure when she will slow down enough to work on sitting.
We do baby led weaning so pretty much skip the pur?e stage and go right to soft chunks.
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We tried last week 5.5 months with just a little avocado. She played with it but had little interest in putting it in her mouth. I think waiting until close to 6 months is ideal, DD hit her milestones a couple weeks ago so we tried last week.
I think my version of sitting unassisted might be different than some of the ladies who said their baby can sit unassisted at like 4-4.5 months. Maybe their baby is just super strong... but I waited until DD could sit completely on her own for bout 30 seconds. No pillow behind her or Boppy around her.
I also let her take the lead with the avocado, I didn't try to spoon it to her so that way she would let me know if she was figuring it out. Very little ended up in her mouth but we'll try again soon!
GL, I would skip cereals and if your LO is close to 6 months and has hit all the milestones I don't think introducing solids a little early will hurt anything.