Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Twinkels | 2008/08/20

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Solids - 4 &  a half month old

I started giving my 4 &  a half month old solids last week Tuesday - Rice porridge. She eats a little bit in the mornings at 07h00 then at 17h30 again. When can i start giving her purity? For lunch?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Keep her on this twice daily schedule for the next 4 weeks or so. You can give her a little Purity apple or pear after that.

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Posted by: Dean | 2008/08/20

My 4 month old seems to cramp when I give him the rice cereal. Do you think I should rather try butternut or sweet potato and leave the rice cereal? He' s a big boy and is exclusively breastfed. My 3 year old didn' t eat the rice cereal as a baby either, but then I gave him the fruit purity which he loved, but then refused the veggies. To this day he still wont eat porridge. Dont want to make the same mistake again - any suggestions?

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Posted by: Jenn | 2008/08/20

Hi Twinkels

I started my son on solids when he was 4 months old. He is six months now. I started with the rice cereal that you have to mix with his milk, but he didn' t really like it. I mixed it with a bit of sweet potato purity and he loved it. The next day I gave him purity without mixing it. If you want him to get used to a flavour mix it with the cereal. Everytime I introduced a new flavour I would mix it first. I make home made puree for him now. He loves it. Go to www dot wholesomebabyfood dot com. They have wonderful recipes and they tell you of all the foods at what age it is safe, how to cook it and how to store it.
Enjoy
From 4 months on my son was on cereal (as much as he wanted) 08:00am and then purity / veggies (as much as he wanted) by 13:00pm and throughout the day he would get about 2 teaspoons of fruit puree and then before bed about 2 teaspoons cereal and his bottle together so he can sleep better at night. It worked out well.

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