About Solid Food

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newmomma - October 9

My baby will be ready for solid soon, I am a first time mom and have no idea what to feed him. Do u guys know any good books? I plan to buy this book called super baby food ,but after I read the reviews in amazon I reconsider my decision. I need a book with guidelines about what type of food can be introduced and in what age..for experience mom, I need yr tips please..thx


Ashley - October 9

Well, I'll tell you what I started with and what my daughters dr told us. First you start off with cereals... first rice, oatmeal, then barley. You stay with each cereal for about a week to see if there are any allergies. Then, you slowly introduce other solids... carrots, sweetpotatos, peas, etc. I buy the Heinz and it says the age on it... "B" for beginner. Then, you can introduce fruits like pears, bananas, peaches... once again should say "B" on it. I started my daughter at about 4 and a half months. Your dr. shoukd let you know when your baby is ready. Hope this helps!


momma - October 11

my dr. told me to start with rice cereal, then oatmeal, and other cereals, then green beans and squash, peas, sweet potatoes, carrots, then fruits stay with eatch 3-7 days to watch for allergies, then after that mixed fruits and veggies, after 6 months you can feed baby just about anything making sure to watch for allergies when introducing something new. i use delmone, and gerber brand(s) food and they have 1,2, and 3 on them 1 is a 2 oz jar with a single fruit or veggie, 2 is a 4 oz. jar with single frutes and veggies as well as dinners and meats, (1 and 2 are the same texture) 3 is an 8 oz. jar of fruits, veggies, or dinners that have some texture to them after that its time gor graduates (gerber) and toddler cuisine (delmonte) and smal peices of what her daddy and i eat


q - October 11

you could also make your own baby food (there will be more varitys that way) boil or steam foods (i have read that doing so in microwave is bes becousse the food loses less nutrients that way) puree them to a pudding like (or slightly smoother) consistancy it can be frozen (for steps 1 and 2) for step 3 leave a little texture to it if you freeze it in ice cube trays each cube is usually a tablespoon


Jbear - October 11

My neighbor gave me a great book about making baby food. It's called "First Meals" by Annabel Karmel and it has recipes divided up by age, starting at 4 months, and pictures of the right consistencies of different foods. I haven't used it yet (my baby is two months) but it's much better than the baby food cookbook I had for my older daughter.



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