This is a discussion on Do mummy intro 4mth baby puree within the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Any mummy intro soild to their baby when they are 4mth big?? My son now is 4mth+ i was thinkin ...
Any mummy intro soild to their baby when they are 4mth big??
My son now is 4mth+ i was thinkin shall i intro him soild food or wait till 5mth or 6mth
is your child eating well? if yes, then y not intro at 6mths? pediatrician and baby experts all over the world cant be wrong right..
same as fionliu, my pediatrician also suggested 5.5mth to start dear son with semi solid, he said if can, 6mth is the 'best'.
anw it depends on individual babies also. IF your baby is not gaining weight well, some pediatrician will suggest started semi solid at 4mth old. but by starting semi solid so early, the chances of getting allergy to food might be higher.
If your baby is drinking well, gaining weight well, i dont see a need to rush into semi solid. can wait until 5mth+ =)
When for 4mth inject .. I forget to ask = =" But he gain abit weigh only.. Hmmm i intent to try 5mth.. mother in law keep want give him think to eat like Porridge
I read in another of your thread that your son cannot sit on a high chair because he is too young and I presume it is also because his neck is not strong enough to support his head. If so, then how do you intend to introduce solids?
Is Baby Ready for Solid Food? Signs of being ready for solid foods at wholesomebabyfood.com
Introducing solid foods | BabyCenter
When to introduce solids depends on baby's readiness, not a baby's age. The recommended age for introduction of solids is 6 mths.
diymummy is right. if your baby cant sit upright with support, you also cant feed your baby. =)
Last edited by NIisme; 24-10-2010 at 11:29 AM.
I started my 4mth old baby on nestle rice cereal (green one, without milk) for his lunch... but it's mainly milk lol. I mix one & half scoop (using the similac fm scoop) with 80ml of fm. I finish it off with some plain water or milk, fed from spoon. It's just to get him started on learning how to take food from a spoon. I started last Sunday, so far he's doing really well & enjoying his milky cereal lunch. I'll slowly increase the amount of rice cereal to make the texture a little thicker when he gets better on swallowing.
My boy is pretty stable when sitting with slight support, holds his head very well. His weight is on the 90th percentile... hehe quite a tall and heavy baby.
My take is that if baby can't sit upright with slight support, it's gg to be very difficult to feed & also for them to take food from a spoon and swallow properly. Also the mummy or caregive has to be ready... it takes a very long time to feed them in the begining. I take about 30-40mins to feed him. Rather tiring because I also have to make sure my toddler stays away... otherwise baby gets distracted learning how to eat.
Urm, a note on Nestle cereals - they have added sugar (that's why they like it) and have traces of gluten, egg, etc which can be allergenic. I also know of babies who have refused to eat other foods after eating Nestle cereals because of the added sugar. Best to introduce plain non-sweetened cereals like from HT or Heinz (can find across the border in JB).