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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 21:57 PM   21
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Rusks aren't available in the us. Also, they are very high in sugar.
They are available in north America and aren't comparable to the UK "rusk". From what I've looked up the Baby Mum Mum Rice Rusks are very low in sugar and have basically nothing in them, they're like air. We feed them as a treat when we're out and have to keep him occupied.

The "rusks" that the UKers say are high in sugar appear to be Farleys biscuits which we do have here as well and are the same- high in sugar.

Correct me if I'm wrong but that seemed to be the concenus on a thread a few weeks back



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 22:00 PM   22
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With DS, I was told double birth weight is a good time to start testing it out to see if baby is ready. If baby accepts, more testing can be done, but if baby clearly has no interest, don't push it.

DS doubled weight at 4 months, dr said after he nurses both sides, I can *try* one ounce of veggies for "dessert." His first veggie was asparagus! He loved them!



 
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I started a little over a week ago at 4 months. I did a lot of research and everythin points to anywhere between 4-6 months based on baby's individual readiness. I started with oatmeal I ground myself and then did avacado and the. Sweet potatoes. I gave each for 4 days to make sure there wasn't an allergy.



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 22:51 PM   24
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Let your LO sit at the table with you. When he reaches for food, he is ready to start. Offer pieces of whatever you are eating in shapes that are easy to hold for him. We started with sliced ripe peaches, baked apples, avocado, cheese, etc. Offer variety, don't force anything, allow mealtime to be playtime so LO gets to experience taste, texture, and distance. Look into baby led weaning if you are aiming for a fun easy and healthy way to introduce solids. Best thing we ever did!



 
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Old Nov 9th, 2012, 22:53 PM   25
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I started a little over a week ago at 4 months. I did a lot of research and everythin points to anywhere between 4-6 months based on baby's individual readiness. I started with oatmeal I ground myself and then did avacado and the. Sweet potatoes. I gave each for 4 days to make sure there wasn't an allergy.
Allergies are a huge thing! Glad you mentioned this. After DS had been on solids for some time, I was eating a pancake and gave him a bite. After about 10 mins, he had fallen sleep in my arms and woke up with red dots on his neck. After another two minutes of him being awake, he had hives head to toe. It was scary. I tried a pancake again the next week, to see if I could recreate the reaction so I'd know for sure what caused it. Sure thing, but this time the head to toe hives happened in about 5 minutes. Come to find out, poor lil dude was allergic to cow's milk caseins, egg yoke, and wheat. Yes, wheat. Never thought wheat could cause anaphlaxis.

Dr said to stick to one thing for 5 days before moving on to another thing. Baby will tell you when s/he is ready for anything, that is in us naturally.



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 03:45 AM   26
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Reaching for food is still not an indication of readiness.



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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 05:35 AM   27
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Nor is doubling birthweight considered to be these days, some babies double birthweight by as early as 8 weeks....xx



 
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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 09:21 AM   28
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This is my second baby and both times I started by feeding (breast) all usual feeds and then started giving small amounts of baby rice after 1 feed a day made with my milk, then baby rice with formula twice a day, then baby rice with tiny amounts of homemade veg soups at all 3 meals (although not soup at breakfast lol) and then increased volumes of soup-rice over the period of weeks so it was just soup in the end and also gradually increased lumps..worked for 1 so hopefully will with this little guy. (we are vegetarian) The first DS was weaned at 15 weeks and this baby at 19 weeks x



 
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neither have allergies and both where tested.



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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 15:41 PM   30
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We started DS at 17 weeks exactly - basically the earliest we felt was "safe" based on recommendations and advice. He was downing 8oz of milk every 2 hours, was 99th centile height wise and growing insanely quickly, was very advanced developmentally.... it felt the right thing to do at the time and I don't regret the decision for one second. We took it slowly and he only had fruit/veg until 6 months but it meant we could then kick ahead faster once he reached 6 months than we could if we'd waited until 6 months if you see what I mean? It was just so obvious that milk alone was not enough for him.

He is now 18 months old and we are still struggling to keep weight on him despite the amount he eats. For him starting early really was necessary, but if I'm honest I think he was an exceptional case and wouldn't suggest starting as early unless there were reasons to do so.

DD is now over 5 months and she is miles away from being ready for anything other than milk. She barely finishes 5oz bottles every 4 hours and nothing overnight, but is still 98th centile weightwise so is obviously more than happy on her milk. To be honest, unless she changes dramatically over the next few weeks then we won't even start her at 6 months.

So for us it totally depended on the child - and we couldn't have 2 more different babies!



 
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