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Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Is rice cereal the best first food for babies? Or can I start with fruits and vegetables?

Start with Rice: Rice cereal is a better choice to start with because it is very easy to digest and less likey to cause GI upset or allergies. ...Read more

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What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

What are the best first foods to feed my baby?

Rice cereal: When starting solid foods, the best first food would be the most hypoallergenic, baby whole grain rice cereal. You can follow this up with other whole grains like baby oatmeal cereal or mixed grains, then pureed vegetables and fruit (stage 1 baby foods). ...Read more

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What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

What is the first food for babies-- white rice cereal?

A common choice: Rice cereal is a common early solid due to its low frequency of allergic reactions.The actual first solid may be something mashed up from the dinner table. I encourage parents to only try the common staple foods they normally use. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

What are the best foods to feed babies who are just starting out?

Foods: I recommend starting with different cereals at first, maybe the 1st 2wks. Then i go to orange veggies and some basic fruits. ...Read more

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What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

What are the best and safest solid foods for babies?

Depends...: Depends on age and other factors. In general, pureed vegetables and cereals come before meats and dairy (other than breast or formula); single ingredients before mixed; no-no's include: chunks (choking hazard), honey (botulism), eggs/fish/seafood (more allergenic), salt and sugar (addictive), and juices (juice is a fruit from which all good stuff has been removed.). ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest. .

What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.


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Clean wash cloth: Dipped in water, squeeze out excess water -gently rub the teeth and massage the gums. If teething pain, dip the washcloth in cool water, squeeze out excess water and wrap around you finger and gently place in child's mouth. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)? What I do now is take off her clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.

What is the best way to clean an infant (1~12 month)?  What I do now is take off her  clothes first, then dip into a baby tub filled with warm water.

Bath time can be fun: You can put her in a partially reclining baby tub or other baby bath device (some even come with safety belts!), and using a baby or sensitive skin cleanser and a washcloth, bathe her all over, then rinse all over. Babies do fine with only a few baths each week. Make bath time fun by talking or singing to her entertaining her with bath toys. ...Read more

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What food maks infant taller?

What food maks infant taller?

Interesting question: If your only reason for asking is just because you want your kid to be tall, then skip past what i say because it won't help you. If you're asking about food making an infant taller because you're interested in making the infant healthier, follow this link to livestrong: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/69870-kids-grow-taller/. ...Read more

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Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Which foods are unsafe for babies?

Unsafe foods: Since you didn't give us your baby's age keep away from things he can choke on and foods that are highly allergic like eggs, wheat, possibly soy, shell fish etc. ...Read more

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Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Y here in canada they recommend to introduce food to babies at 6 months? Any everywhere else they start at 4 months? When should I start?

Food for babies: I usually go by 3-6 months or 13-16 pounds as guidelines to introduce solid foods. The aap recommends 6 months but if a child is not satisfied with breast or fomula its time to feed him instead od torturing your child and/or yourself. ...Read more

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