When did your bubs start solids
Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:24 PM
Rafferty is about 8kgs and so is not wasting away. He has silent reflux too.
Whenever we eat he just stares at us and smacks his lips together. If anyone is holding him on their lap and they have food he lunges for it.
A relative let him hold a cracker to see what he would do with it, we were all watching and it was straight into his mouth and he would have eaten it or at least gummed it if we had let him.
4 months seems way too early for a bub to be ready and I am still going to wait longer with Rafferty as I don't want to confuse readiness for solids with the usual growth spurt that kicks in at about 4 months.
I am sure he will be ready by 5 months though.
So when did you start solids with your little one, by which I mean first trying and offering.
Also what did you start with? With Aurelia we skipped rice cereal and started off with avocado which is still one of her favourite foods.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:27 PM
He's never been interested in puree either - straight onto the Bolognese sauce and tiny pasta for my little guy.
Not sure others would approve but it worked.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:29 PM
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:51 PM
DS hasnt taken as well as DD did, but I think I tried to introduce too many tasts too quickly and we had to woo right back. He is now 6.5 months and going really well.
If he is showing signs, maybe start him on some carrots/pear etc, and if it doesnt work, just wait a few more weeks
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 02:38 PM
Has been a great eater from the get go.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:02 PM
I offered Seamus at four months but he wasn't ready. Waited another two weeks and we had success.
Rafferty sounds very ready IMO. I don't know much about silent reflux, but don't solid foods help with that? It certainly wouldn't hurt to offer him and see what his response is
Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:10 PM
We were told to start at 4 months but held off for the extra month as she didn't seem quite ready and we weren't keen on purees. She took to finger food really well and is a great eater. We planned to start with just the odd taste of food but within 2 weeks she was eating 3 meals a day. By 7 months she was basically eating the family meal, no probs.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:37 PM
I've heard anything from 4-6 months is fine so if you think Rafferty is ready, I'd wait a week or two and then go for it!
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:53 PM
DS has hypotonia (weak muscles) which was undiagnosed at 4 months, and his physio believes that his eating earlier was a great positive.
It's tough to decide isn't it!
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:32 PM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:41 PM
4.5 months with Liam because the Community Nurse said.
Funny how they keep changing their mind as to when is the right time to start. I think after I started Liam they then said 6 months again.
I wanted to start Keira earlier. She had been losing weight as my milk wasnt good enough, but they told me to hold her off and give her formula instead. Being a first time Mum I of course did what I was told.
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