1. Stopping by from the Blogging Collective. I have 3 children, and I think you have offered some wonderful advice. I introduced the cereals first (rice, oats, wheat, then mixed), then green veggies, then orange veggies, then fruits and then meats. I didn't introduce regular cow's milk to closer to a year, and the same with eggs. I didn't give peanuts or nuts in any form until I talked to a doctor, and I believe, not before my children were at least a year old, maybe 2. In the USA, they have stopped offering advice on when and what to feed your child, and that bothers me! They will consent that most kids are ready for solid foods by 6 months, but they don't tell you what to start with, though they might say that rice cereal is easiest. They even tell you not to worry about food allergies unless they run in your family, though I know of a girl allergic to peanuts who comes from a family with no known food allergies. I personally went slowly, allowing at least 3 days on one food before introducing another to see for allergies and tolerance. It is easier to go slower and know what caused a kid's reaction (if they have one), than throw 3 or 4 foods at a kid and wonder. That's just me, though. 🙂 You have to do what you believe is best for your child, and I ALWAYS recommend talking with your child's doctor about your decisions and to ask for advice, especially when it comes to nutrition. 🙂 Great post!

  2. Wow! This is such a great resource for sure. With my girls I tried introducing cereal at 4 months, but they weren't really ready, so we introduced it again a few weeks later when they were more ready, and then fruits/veggies at 6 months. With my son we introduced solids a little after 6 months and pretty much skipped the cereal all together. He didn't care much for it. Really, we weren't great about the 3 meals a day either for a LONG time. Some days, even at like 9-11 months all he'd eat was breastmilk. I'm not saying it's ideal, but I've also heard that really, breastmilk is the MAIN source of food for year one. Now at 15 months he eats a ton of regular food, and without even needing me to cut things up for him, and eats 3 meals a day (plus some snacks). I don't know if it's been the best, as it's been very different from his older twin sisters, but that how it's been in our home.

  3. I know what you mean Katelyn! Every child is different… I have felt that with each of my kids and my niece and nephews. We plan and plan and they have their own plans. 🙂 As long as they are healthy and happy… I guess, we should be too.

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