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I would like some advice on starting solids – I have a 5 month old who I am about to start on solids, what are the best foods for starting solids?

Emailed by Eloise 12.12.2012


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  • I started mine on Farex with a little breast milk. Gradually built up the amount then started adding different foods to the cereal


  • I started my little one with baby rice cereal, I think called Cerelac, or avocado mashed.


  • Rice cereal is a good one to start with I then moved on to all types of fruits and vegies puréed, then purred meat casseroles chicken, lamb and fish, we also do all types of finger foods. :-) good luck


  • Soft cooked rice and mashed vegetables & pureed fruits like bananas & avocados are good options.


  • Rice cereal is thought to be safest as s has less chance o an allergic reaction. Also things like pureed pear, apple, cooked carrot, bananas pureed and yogurt.


  • dry toast yogurt custard .


  • hope you went ok with starting your lo on food


  • cereal is great. hope you found some thing good


  • Lots of advice here, I hope your journey was smooth.


  • Hope it all went well went you started solids.


  • Farex Baby cereal, mashed up bananas, mashed pumpkin.


  • Hope you were successful went introducing solids and all is going well


  • a lot of helpful tips Hope everything worked out well for you


  • Neither of my kids liked farex or other rice cereals but a lot of people start their babies on that. Mashed/ pureed fruit and veges are good, custard, weet bix or vita brix made up with warm formula or expressed breast milk, or look at the baby food in the supermarket. I used to buy Rafferty’s Garden organic baby food which my son absolutely loved


  • There is rice cereal that u start them on!


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