just started solids...kinda...suggestions?

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candesgirl
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Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:11 am 
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i just started giving my five month old son solids, ie: baby carrots and peas, squash, etc. my question is, what am i supposed to be doing? i give it to him once a night, one container of a vegetable, and a quarter container of sweets afterwards, like fruit. then i breastfeed him until he seems full. i usually do this around 7:30 p.m. after bath time...is it okay to give it to him so late and am i giving him the right amount and what not? what and how am i supposed to be feeding him these solids? my son's pediatrician didn't give me details, he just said to start giving him solids...can anyone help?[/code]
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Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:12 pm 
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i started to wean my boy at 16 weeks exactly on organix baby rice, 1-2tsp. I do it in the evenings and give it to him half way through a feed. Hes been on baby rice one week now and i was going to introduce a vegetable when hes 17 weeks and see how he gets on with that - no rush. Its Fun!
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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:30 pm 
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i personally weaned my children in the morning and then they dropped their morning bottles. food to start with is quite heavy on their tummys at first so to give at night could give them tummy aches. i weaned on baby rice first but girls hated it. in the end i used fresh veg like sweet potato, butternut squash e.t.c.
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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:15 pm 
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... also i found a great bowl and cutlery set for babies to feed themselves, it has corners so the baby can push the food into a corner rather than round the bowl - very clever. Its called me-feed-me and i ordered one from www.smarterproducts.co.uk. The set is a bit pricey - around 14 - but well worth it. Hope this helps.
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