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My 4 month old son has 2 bottom teeth can i start giving hin solid foods?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Definitely not: Being able to chew and swallow properly is a developmental achievement. It doesnt have anything to do with having teeth. Babies are usually ready by 9 mo of age to start experimenting with some more solid foods (cheerios, soft pastas, finger snacks). Check with your pediatrician at 9 mo check up if your baby is ready.

Answered 5/15/2013

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Dr. Michael Amster answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Depends on your def: Most pediatricians recommend not starting solid foods until closer to 6 mo, and of course starting with rice cereal. Starting with rice cereal between 4-6 mo is acceptable, and stage i foods at 6 mo. Table foods, which are typical "solids" are not indicated until closer to 9 mo. And choking hazards are always an issue. No matter how many teeth, there probably won't be any chewing until 12 mo or so.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Absolutely not: Much to early. Front teeth used for biting, not chewing. Your child's system not ready for solid foods @ age 4. See your pediatrician for specific guidelines and follow them.

Answered 5/29/2013

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