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when did you? tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
Mar 7th '13

Start your infant on baby food and table food. My son will be 6 months on the 24th and hes already super interested in table food. If Im eating and hes next to me or on my lap as I bring the food to my mouth he opens his mouth wanting some so I was thinking on testing out some food with him. Hes already had a little taste of potato and he loved it. Did you just stick to baby food or did you start a combo of baby food and table food this early and see how they handled it?

22Jleigh33 1 child; Louisiana 747 posts
Mar 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::</b>" Start your infant on baby food and table food. My son will be 6 months on the 24th and hes already super ... [snip!] ... Did you just stick to baby food or did you start a combo of baby food and table food this early and see how they handled it?"</blockquote>




I started mine in stage 1 jar food at 4 months. She's 8 months now and she has a mix of jarred food and table food. I feed her oatmeal everyday for lunch and then for dinner depending on what were eating ill give her some. She ate a whole bowl of spaghetti last night, it was cut up really small for her

Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3032 posts
Mar 7th '13

My LO will be 6 months on the 29th and I give her baby food once a day.

LittleBear's mama 3 kids; Ontario 480 posts
Mar 7th '13

I would say if he is interested that much in it to go for it and try. I started my LOs on veggies first so they didn't get only the taste for the sweet of fruit. Just a warning, be prepared for a hail storm of other mommas telling you no solids til a year, they will rip you a new one! lol

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Mar 7th '13

I started at 6 months with jar food, but she didn't want anything to do with it. So, I looked into BLW. She loves small pieces of whatever we're eating. She wants to do it all by herself. Except oatmeal, I'm not cleaning up that mess lol

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
Mar 7th '13

I started DS on baby food at 5 months and table food at 6.5 months (his main source was formula but he had 6 teeth at 6 months so he got some table food).

Jenna Rae 2 kids; Wisconsin 607 posts
Mar 7th '13

I started my son on baby food at like 4 or 5 months. I mostly fed him those until he was close to a year and then I fed him table foods.

ButterballBoutique 1 child; 3790 posts
Mar 7th '13

I never used baby food. Straight to table food and it was about 7 1/2 months. However if he is interested now I would go ahead and give him bites.

mama2manyyy 33 kids; South Carolina 1823 posts
Mar 7th '13

I started my son on baby food at 4 months but he wasn't really interested so I just retried him on it this week and he has been been eating like crazy. I would have waited longer to start him but he was eating almost 40oz of formula a day and still was acting hungry. He started showing interest in table food before four months but I have only fed him jars of baby food so far.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
Mar 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Glo♥:</b>" I started peas at 5 and a half months."</blockquote>




Pea baby food or actual peas? I thought about trying soft veggies with him but then I freak out thinking hes going to choke. I cant for the life of me remember when I started table foods with my son. Do babies at 6 months know how to chew? Lol. Because when I put the potato in his mouth he just kind of sucked on it and swallowed it then wanted more.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Mar 7th '13

Research baby led weaning. It's more developmentally appropriate. They can eat table foods just fine. And my dd was 8 mos. 6 mos is fine.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
Mar 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Research baby led weaning. It's more developmentally appropriate. They can eat table foods just fine. And my dd was 8 mos. 6 mos is fine."</blockquote>



Will do! Thank you.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Mar 7th '13

I never gave him jarred food. I started him on homemade food at like 4 months, then I did baby led weaning.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
Mar 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" I never gave him jarred food. I started him on homemade food at like 4 months, then I did baby led weaning."</blockquote>




So what I gather from the little bit of googling I did on baby led weaning is you give them little pieces of table food and let them learn how to eat that?

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
Mar 7th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:</b>" I never gave him jarred food. I started ... [snip!] ... bit of googling I did on baby led weaning is you give them little pieces of table food and let them learn how to eat that?"</blockquote>




Yep that is how we did it. Start with softer easy to mush foods like some banana or avacado. Then work your way up when you think he's ready.