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    Default Starting solids now as DS seems ready for it

    Hi,
    I can see all the signs for being ready for the solids in (5 months 2nd week) DS. But i am not sure where to start with?

    Veggies or Fruits first?
    & what should be the sequence for the introducing foods i mean, for example if fruits, Banana first & then ? & then ?..... OR Veggies first & lets say Carrots & then ? & then ? ......

    Any help would be appreciated.

    One thing is for sure that i don't want to start with Cereals because DS refused them big time... & i am a SAHM so i have enough time to make food for him I have other kids but he is different, totally new experience LOL

    Thanks :-)
    Last edited by @llli*h.y; August 31st, 2008 at 08:01 PM.
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    Default Re: Starting solids now as DS seems ready for it

    how old is your baby?
    heres a link that talks about starting the best foods at the best times
    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBJulAug01p150.html

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    Default Re: Starting solids now as DS seems ready for it

    thanks for the link, it was helpful to confirm that DS is ready for solids :-)
    But i couldn't find what to start with on that page?

    DS is 5 months & 10 days old as of today
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    Default Re: Starting solids now as DS seems ready for it

    We started at 6 months and this is the order so far:

    Sweet potato
    Banana
    Pears
    Green beans
    Winter squash
    Apples
    Avocado
    Plums/prunes
    Carrots
    Butternut squash
    Peaches
    Broccoli

    I based it off of lists I had read, info from the ped., etc. etc. HTH!
    Karen

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    Kaitlyn Ann 12/23/07 - 7 lbs., 15 oz.
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    Jackson Thomas 1/16/11 - 9 lbs., 3 oz.


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    Default Re: Starting solids now as DS seems ready for it

    from that link:
    You don't need to worry too much about what foods you start on what schedule. In fact, you should stay flexible and watch how well your baby accepts new foods. A good schedule allows four to seven days between introductions of each new food. Some parents prefer to start with a bit of mashed banana. Some prefer warm cooked cereal. A few like to begin with mashed bits of sweet potato or avocado.

    dr sears has some good charts:

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/3/T030500.asp

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