How Long Did You Wait In Between To Try A New Solid

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YC - May 26

Can you tell I am new at this? LOL. Ok, we tried rice cereal for about a week and a half and have now added green beans for a week. How long before we can introduce the next veggie. Also, Kai really doesn't have any interest in solids. I know that this is fine as some kids go straight from formula to table food and never take to baby food. I am however going to keep trying differnt things. When did you all introduce fruits and did your little ones like that better.? The ped. says do veggies before fruits because fruits are sweeter and some babies dont want veggies after that but everything I see on-line says it does not matter what you try first. What's a mom to do??? LOL! I never knew this baby food thing took so much thought before I had a baby of my own LOL!

 

Bonnie - May 26

LOL I've asked all the same questions. 2-3 days if no allergies in family. 4-7 days if tehre is any risk. I have been going 4 days. I was supposed to do veggies first, not because of pickiness (though he definately prefers sweets), butbecause some foods have less allergy risk. the younger they are the mroe risk. Since Mason was started early, I am very careful. It's supposed to go...orange veggies, yellow veggies, green veggies, fruit. (She never mentioned meat to me.)....However, Mason became super constipated. So Ihave gone....prunes, carrots, pears, sweet potatos, apples (so he could drinkt he apple/prune juice)......next I am doing chicken (so he can have some meat), then yellow veggies, green veggies, and the rest of the fruits. He's been just fine with it all. He prefers fruit by far and gobbles it up. He spits out the veggies and makes daces. But he eats it with no tears.I just keep scooping it back in. ;)

 

YC - May 26

YAY!!! I think I will start a fruit today. I would like to see her enjoy something lOl! I am not sure that she swallows more than a bite or two of cereal. She spits it out, I try again, she spits it out...over and over. I had to sort of force her to swallow some. I am sure that sounds bad but the ped showed me how because obviously she has to actually swallow some to see if she is allergic. Wow, I never got the whole veggie order from my ped. Her GI specialist did a feeding schedule chart for her and we are extra careful to but they didnt mention any order...hmmm. Thanks!

 

Chelle - May 26

I started my daughter on rice cereal when she was 5 1/2 months. She never did like it so I just went on to veggies. She didn't like any of the veggies either so I tried furit. She like the fruit. So, after I test them all for allergies( I waited 4-5 days with each new food), I started mixing a little fruit with her veggies. I didn't want her to get into the habbit of only eating something because it was sweet, so everytime I gave her a veggie I decreased the amount of fruit I mixed with it until it was just plain veggie. It worked and now she'll eat anything without a problem, except bananas which she hates, lol! I know what you mean about not knowing baby food took so much thought! Now she's almost 10 months and moving into finger foods. I'm so nervous about her choking!

 

YC - May 26

Thanks Chelle. I think I may have to try what you suggested. I hope she likes fruit. She just really doesnt show ANY interest in solids period though she does love holding her little spoon. Se only eats about 24-26 ounces of formula a day also. Just not a big eater. I hope this is something she can carry on in to adulthood and not have weight issues like mommy and daddy LOL!!! Finger foods make me nervous to because of the choking hazard but it must be so fun to watch them feel themselves. Can't wait!!!

 

Bonnie - May 26

Chelle, that is a great idea!...YC, we got that order because I was very allergic as an infant. Mason seems to be doing well though. It may be that she is just not readt yet. Some aren't ready until closer to 6 months. but having said that, it took Mason a good week to get the hang of swallowing down, and now....3 weeks later, he still spits out a ton. I found if I gave him my ginger to help suck it down, he did well. Then he started using his own hands to help himself learn. He get's very messy, lol. Try the finger or a pacifier....but don't force her if she is getting upset or crying so you don;t create a food aversion. If she gets mad, give her more to drink and try again in a couple weeks. If she is not mad...just indifferent, I would keep making attempts.

 

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