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Softlysoftly Mon 08-Oct-12 16:37:56

Made it to the full 6 months before weaning?

Just curiosity honest grin

catgirl1976 Mon 08-Oct-12 16:38:46

I got to 5.5 before trying but he wasn't really ready

eosmum Mon 08-Oct-12 16:40:59

6.5 mths, and even then was slow to take to it. DD now 20 was only 3mths.

aldiwhore Mon 08-Oct-12 16:41:32

I did with my eldest son, but he was also allergic to cow's milk and dairy products, happy to BF and uninterested in trying food.

My youngest started to be weaned at about 4.5months, it wasn't so much a decision I made, rather he took a huge interest in wanting to try anything he saw anyone else putting in their mouths... so I figured he was ready to start exploring. Though it wasn't a 'dietary' decision and his milk was his main source of food until about 6 months.

ThatBloodyKnid Mon 08-Oct-12 16:41:52

I made first attempts at introducing solids just after 6 months, neither of mine were really interested until a couple of months or so later.

5madthings Mon 08-Oct-12 16:42:25

All five of mine were 6mths. Ds2 and dd were actually more like 7-8mths before they were interested in solids.

cantspel Mon 08-Oct-12 16:43:02

first 4 months second 9 months.

All children are different so i was lead by them.

Belmo Mon 08-Oct-12 16:43:46

6 months, but she wasn't that interested til about 7.

Dd was 4 months but that was with mw involved as she was a milk refuser!

Ds was about 6-7 months, he was never really bothered by food, he loved his milk!

Pandemoniaa Mon 08-Oct-12 16:44:44

When my dcs were babies, health visitors started to get quite twitchy if you weren't weaning by 3 to 4 months. As it happens I (and several friends) thought this was too early so in my case I waited till 5 months and even then took it gradually.

HecateLarpo Mon 08-Oct-12 16:44:50

I didn't. But it was 13 years ago and my HV was advising me to wean. I didn't know any better grin I can't even remember how old he was. 12 weeks. Maybe 14.

Baby rice. I know, I know. But when you're a new mum with no access to mumsnet wink you do what the HV says.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 08-Oct-12 16:45:06

Not with either of mine, but the recommendations were different In My Day.

Pascha Mon 08-Oct-12 16:45:36

DS stole the odd green bean from my plate at around 22-23 weeks I think, we didn't start in earnest til after a holiday so more like 6.5 months

pumpkinsweetie Mon 08-Oct-12 16:46:11

DD1:4months 2003
DD2:5months
DD3:5months
DD4:5.5months

DontSweatTheSmallStuff Mon 08-Oct-12 16:46:25

Made it 6 months with both, but neither were interested till 7/8 months anyway.

The3Bears Mon 08-Oct-12 16:46:40

Yes I did smile tried baby rice at 5 months as everyone kept saying just try etc (wish I didnt listen I know my own baby) and he wasnt ready at all so I waited until 6 months and he loved it.

KurriKurri Mon 08-Oct-12 16:46:58

Well no - not with either, but when I had my DS and DD (27 and 22 yrs ago) the advice was 3 months not six. And DS being such a gobbling little toad, the HV suggested I wean him at 10 wks.

Given today's advice, I would try my best to follow it, - I see it referred to so often on here, that I feel a bit guilty - would hate to think I had harmed my children by anything I did, albeit unwittingly.

I have to say Ds was completely ready for solids in terms of wanting them and coping with them. DD I waited until later - she was much tinier than DS, and a good sleeper, and generally all round easier and quite happy to be breast fed entirely.

Shutupanddrive Mon 08-Oct-12 16:47:08

Yes with both of mine

Clawdy Mon 08-Oct-12 16:47:16

Was advised by health visitor when DS1 was six weeks old "Try him with a little bit of baby-rice". shock. Twas many years ago,I have to say. And,yes,I did......

Whitecherry Mon 08-Oct-12 16:47:58

Dd 1 was 12 weeks old....18 years ago!!

5 months with my DS1 and boy was he ready! Great eater then and at almost 8 still is.

My DS3 was 6.5 months when I attempted to wean him but he was so uninterested. Was still only eating one meal a day at 18 months! God, he's almost 5 and still really only has 1 proper meal a day.

MyLastDuchess Mon 08-Oct-12 16:49:22

We did. He was interested in playing with the food but didn't et much for the first few months.

usualsuspect3 Mon 08-Oct-12 16:49:55

All mine were weaned at 4 months. This was many years ago though.

ZeldaUpNorth Mon 08-Oct-12 16:50:17

DD1 3 months (was the recommendation then)
DD2 3 months (was 6 month rec, but she was such an unhappy baby, and within a week of starting her on solids she was a totally different baby-even outsiders noticed the difference)
DD3, i think she was closer to 5/5.5 months, can't really remember.

Lavenderhoney Mon 08-Oct-12 16:51:23

Yes as bf all the timesmile I was advised to wait until they tried to grab at food I was eating as babies digestive system isn't developed for more than milk til 6 mns and after, although I guess all babies are a bit differentsmile

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