Just wondering how do you parents feed/wean your LO when they have yet to sit upright unsupported? I see that many people have posted that they started on solids at 4.5mth at 5mths etc... were your LOs already sitting upright? Or where did you place ur LO in order to try feeding her/him? Doc was telling me to start on solids only after she can sit upright because you dont want the child to choke. thanks.
I don't suggest looking at the calendar but readily in the child's development in accepting soild. When a child has developmentally ready for solids include: 1. Baby can sit up well without support. 2. Baby has lost the tongue-thrust reflex and does not automatically push solids out of his mouth with his tongue. (This is most important as it indicate that the child's digestive system is mature enough to accept food other than milk to reduce allergic reaction.) 3. Baby is ready and willing to chew. 4. Baby is developing a “pincer” grasp, where he picks up food or other objects between thumb and forefinger. Using the fingers and scraping the food into the palm of the hand (palmar grasp) does not substitute for pincer grasp development. I start my girl on self feed only when she is 8 months and do see a significant reduce is food allgeric reaction as compare to her elder sis who started at 6 months (we even adjust her month based on EDD instead of actually birthday.) :-)Read more
Just to add that whilst I am monitoring when she can sit upright unsupported before slowly introducing her with the pureed veggies n fruits following the 3day rule, I have an over -zealous mil who kept saying she wants to cook porridge w meat n fish for my baby!