(Closed) When did you start your kid(s) on solids?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I started putting some rice cereal in DS’s bottle at around 4 months at our Drs recommendation to help him with sleeping, and started feeding him solids when he turned six months. It went well and he took to it straightaway! He loved green veggies the most 🙂

Post # 4
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We started him at 4 months on our doctor’s recommendation. He was not gaining weight fast enough even though he was drinking lots and lots of milk, plus he was really interested in our food, imitating us when we were eating and leaning towards the food.

He was ready for solids. We started only with cereal at first and it was very liquid for a while, and very small portions. Once he was good with that and his food got thicker, we started fruit and veggies…

I would have waited at 6 months though if he didn’t seem to be starving!

Post # 5
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your wee one just might not be ready yet for solids, that’s all. The recommendation used to be four months but nearly all places have raised it to six months.

I’ve been reading lots of articles on when to introduce and sometimes we introduce solids too early. The recommendation is to wait till six months with breast milk (preferably) only. A baby’s interest in watching others eat food isn’t enough to mean that they’re ready to eat solids. They have to demonstrate chewing type behaviours and the ability to eat off a fork, etc.

That said, I’m not trying to discount any mother’s experience posted here as to their baby’s readiness.



Post # 6
2780 posts
Sugar bee

@Moderate Mouse:  We started solids at 4 months per dr recommendation. My daugter was really big for her age.

Post # 7
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Everything I’ve read on the subject (though admittedly I do not have kids yet) has basically echoed the ‘food before one is just for fun’ rule, and that babies should be getting most of their nutrition from breastmilk or formula in the first year. So my current intention is to follow that, I’ll wait till she is 6 months and then evaluate. 

Post # 8
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Moderate Mouse:  We’re thinking about introducing some solids soon, our little one is 4 months. He demonstrates chewing behavior all the time and is recently also interested in what we’re eating. Our doctor, who is about eight million years old, said we can add solids at any point now. The only concern is a super minor risk of some sort of food allergy. Since hubbs and I are not allergic to anything we’re thinking of giving him little tastes here and there of the plain base foods of our dinners (plain mashed carrot if we’re having them with spices and such).

Also, I wanted to share that when my milk supply seemed to be a bit low about a month ago I started adding a pumping session at some point during the day and it worked really well to stimulate more production so LO would be satisfied at each feeding.The more formula you sub in the less milk your body will make…leading to needing more formula, and so on and so on… :/

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