First Solids

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jenrodel - February 5

I am going to try and introduce my son to his first solids this week. I am probably going to start with rice cereal, although I've heard recommendations that say starting with fruit (banana) or veggies is fine too. My Dr. said to try whichever I like. I think I will start with rice cereal since there is the smallest opportunity for allergic reaction and it is quite bland, closer to milk than fruit! Just curious what you ladies gave as a first solid and what your lo thought??

 

vonzo - February 5

I gave baby rice to my dd 2 weeks ago when she was 17 weeks. The first couple of days she wasn't a great fan but when she realised she could suck it off the spoon she loved the novelty. We gave her sweet potato last week and she loved that!! Tried carrot yesterday but she hated it so we went back to the sweet potato. Considering now what else to try her with!

 

jenrodel - February 5

Glad to hear she's liking it! I'm excited. I was thinking of trying sweet potato as his first solid after rice cereal. My Mom says I loved it as a baby...have you thought about trying banana? Or some other fruit? Or are you sticking to veggies for now?

 

vonzo - February 5

I was going to stick to veggies so that she gets used to savoury foods first. If i was given a banana first then a bit of broccolli i would be like "bog off with that broccolli nonsense and give me that loverly banana back!!" :o) I might try some normal potato or turnip, swede something like that. Ahh how i look forward to turnip filled nappies :o) I think rice, then sweet potato is a safe bet, they're both pretty bland tastes but still flavourful enough for a wee one!

 

EricaG - February 5

I started Abby on solids a few weeks ago at 6 months. I started her on rice cereal, waited 5 days, introduced sweet potatoes, waited 5 days, introduced bananas, waited 5 days and introduced b___ternut squash yesterday. She has loved everything. I make her babyfood (except the cereal), it's not hard at all and she's loved everything so far. I plan on introducing oatmeal cereal on Friday.

 

vonzo - February 5

ooo i might try some b___ternut squash next EricaG, thanks for that! Gives me an excuse to eat some too :o)

 

jenrodel - February 5

All of those sound good... I'll let you know how the rice cereal goes. Can't wait to try something more exciting... hopefully he feels the same way :) He seems like he's ready for something more than milk though... you should see the way he stares at everything I eat lol...

 

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