Help, I'm stuck and I feel that there is no way forward for my son and I with regards to getting him on solids. We have made two attempts and on each occasion he vomited and lost lots of fluid. The last episode ended up in the A&E and we had to administer Dryolite.
I am quite scared of trying any food. Bought the Annabel Karmel book "Baby and Toddler Meal Planner", but still can't find the courage to cook something simple for my son.
My theory so far is that he definitely hates processed food and I think allergic to baby rice. Has anybody got any advice for me. It will be greatly appreciated.
Poor you, Peju, that sounds quite stressful. I'd certainly leave it be until 6 months, if not a bit later. How is your son, generally? Is he on breastmilk or formula?
For at least six months, the official advice in the UK has been to leave it until six months. In Canada and the US it has been six months for longer.
And when you do start, you don't need to cook anything special, you can just offer bits of family food. My DS2 hates purees, and loves finger food. We didn't start until nearly 6 months, and then it took nearly a month before he really understood eating and it started working.
Thank you all for you replies. My baby is 24 weeks and very good with breast milk and formula. I have decided to wait a couple more weeks before trying any food. I guess when he is ready he will let me know one way or the other.
Peju absolutely no need to worry about giving him solid food for at least the next couple of weeks and probably longer. It sounds like he's not ready at all - he will thrive on milk (it's meant to be his main source of nutrients for the first year anyway).
Some babies hardly eat any food for the first year. Please don't worry.