My ds is 7 months old. We started out just after 6 months with rice and barley, but he didn't really care for it. Then the GI doc said to hold of on the grains (he has reflux and eczema). His purpose was to avoid any grain allergies. His instruction was to start with veggies, then fruits, then meats, then finally grains.
My two older girls both had horrible sensitivities to grains- not really to veggies. Now my ds has had sweet potatoes- which gave him horrible gas, night wakefulness, followed by a rash around his penis, etc. When he pooped after it he got red there too. So we stopped the sweet potatoes and did avocado. He's gotten it pretty much every day for over a week. Then last week we added acorn squash. He seemed to like it really well, but after a couple of days he really didn't want to eat any solids, just chew on the spoon. Then after about 4 days on the sqash he got a rash around his penis again.
He has other signs of teething- like more crankiness and lots of drooling. So I don't know if we're looking at a food sensitivity or teething being the culprit. He's had much more gas too, but that could be my fault(although I don't know what I've eaten that's doing it.)
So- thoughts please?