My daughter just turned 6 months so I am going to start giving her purred foods. How much do you start off with? I have the baby bullet and already made some food for her and each of those containers are 2 ounces.
An oz or two is usually all they’ll eat at that age since the bulk of their nutrition is still coming from breastmilk or formula and they have tiny tummies. If you’re doing purées the recommendation is to start with vegetables and work your way to fruits and carbs over time. This is also a great age to start considering baby led weaning if it’s something that interests you and there are a lot of great resources on the web on how to do so. We did a combination (some purées and some blw) and have a pretty well developed toddler in terms of his palate and willingness to try foods.
I started with puréed foods around 4.5-5 months, a few oz at a time at first. If she finished a jar and still wanted more I’d give more. I only made my own purée once. It made a huge mess and took up my Saturday morning. I work full time and decided my time spent with my daughter was what was most important to me, so I just started buying jars and pouches after that (organic always!).
I started out with probably 2 oz once a day once he was good with that I did 4oz once a day and then I added breakfast for a little while and then I added lunch around 8/9 months old. So he had 3 meals by 9 or so months.
I started off with the same amount of oz as he was drinking in milk and went adding if I saw he wanted more
When I started solids I only did 3 spoonfuls from the kids spoon n I went from there.
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