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When to introduce jar fruits fi baby?

When to introduce jar fruits fi baby?

4 months: Solids usually start at 4 months old. Either start with first stage baby food - fruits or veges.Some babies prefer one over the other.Just remember, introduce one new food either a fruit or a vegetable, every 4 to 7 days to observe for possible allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Should babies eat candy?

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Should babies eat candy?

Not advisable: Giving your baby candy/sweets or sweet drinks at a young age can have serious outcomes later on their dental and general health. ...Read more

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When can babies eat baby food in general?

When can babies eat baby food in general?

4-6 months of age: Generally we prefer to wait until the infant is older before starting solids. Everything they need nutritionally is in breast milk or formula. When starting, begin with baby cereal and then move onto green/yellow veges. Avoid fruits for awhile as the tastebuds of an infant are very keen on sweets. Fruit intro before veges may lead to the child resisting the veges. ...Read more

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Can an 8mo baby eat corn and asparagus baby food?

Can an 8mo baby eat corn and asparagus baby food?

Yes: While the old answer, " if he can chew it,he can eat it" still holds true, the baby food industry has made it much easier to provide different foods for the babies. The only caution to be exercised is to introduce only one new food at a time in a week to watch fir any allergic reaction which should be noted and discussed with your pediatrician at his next appointment. ...Read more

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When do babies eat baby food in general?

When do babies eat baby food in general?

Around 6 months: Short answer: when an infant has enough upper body control to indicate hunger and satiety, has doubled his birth weight, & can push the food from the spoon to his throat.However, the american academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the sole source of nutrition till about 6 months & continuing till 12 months. See "nutrition:what every parent needs to know" on www.Aap.Org. ...Read more

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Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Preferablynot: Preferably not. Infant formulas are made to maximize babies nutritional needs. ...Read more

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When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

When should babies eat baby food if bottle fed?

Not necessary early: During the 50's & 60's when moms made their own cow milk based formula, it was important to feed solids to make up for the deficiencies of cow milk.Today the breast or commercial formula fed babies need no solids the first year. We have a need to teach them the different skills needed to feed solids & most are ready @ 6m when they start sitting with assistance. This is a good time to start. ...Read more

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Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food.  But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened.  why? 
He ate whole canned fruit.

Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more

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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause allergies to babies, when they start solid foods (6 months)?

Which foods can cause allergies to babies, when they start solid foods (6 months)?

Different strokes..: There are foods that tend to be more allergenic, but for any individual infant, the rules may not hold true. That's why you introduce foods one at a time, and watch and see if any type of reaction. But in general, seafood, nut containing foods, citrus and eggs and egg containing foods have more potentials towards allergies and should be introduced later rather than sooner. ...Read more

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When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

When to feed baby solid foods if lactacting?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?

6 months old baby started eating organic made baby food. Now is constipated.she's had sweet potatoes, banana, Apple's, peas, squash, zucchini. ?

Why the rush: Solids in the first year do not help the baby grow better.Breast milk is an adequate nutrition source, and solids today are primarily a training process to transition them to the table. Apples and bananas are constipating agents. Prunes & pears loosen stools. I'd quit the rush through the list of foods and just keep it simple. ...Read more

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When can I put rice cereal in baby's formula?

When can I put rice cereal in baby's formula?

Rice cereal: My recommendation for rice cereal is when your baby can sit upright and try to eat from a spoon. Don't put it in the bottle. In practice, this ends up closer to six months, but you can introduce it sooner. Let the baby decide. ...Read more

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Which solid foods are safe to feed my baby?

Which solid foods are safe to feed my baby?

Pureed: Any pureed vegetable, fruits with no skin or seeds, and pureed protein sourse (soy, etc). ...Read more

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Why do spoiled rich kids beat their moms?

Why do spoiled rich kids beat their moms?

See below: Spoiling has consequences that go beyond the immediate trouble of managing an unruly, spoiled child. It sets up patterns that can last a lifetime. Spoiled kids have not learned to work for something that they really want. There is no work ethic- no lesson to really strive for something. They get what they want through manipulation, they develop a dysfunctional way of relating to people-parents. ...Read more

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When can babies eat eggs?

When can babies eat eggs?

Depends: Most consider the yoke ok after 9 months and regular egg (scrambled, whites, whipped egg white like the meringue of a pie, etc.) ok after a year.There is apparent concern that early exposure of egg whites, especially in raw form, can lead to an egg allergy. Egg that is in products that have been changed by baking is not considered a problem. ...Read more

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8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!

Slow Inc.reased: needs to make your own foods slowly increasing consist any. Some kids also will eat over cooked carrots and peas as snacks usually use one at a time to get child used to increased textured ...Read more