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4 months and rusks??

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cazzo85 Sat 13-Aug-16 14:20:47

Hi my lb is 4 1/2 months I think he needs to start on somethin more than bottles, I have found rusks that say 4-6 months and up, has anyone else tried rusks earlier than 6 months?? And any tips?? Thank you

almostthirty Sat 13-Aug-16 14:22:28

Why does he need something more than bottles? Bottles will be enough until he's 6 months. Can you up the ml or frequency of bottles if he's still hungry?

CarrotPuff Sat 13-Aug-16 14:22:52

Why do you think he needs something more than bottles?

NerrSnerr Sat 13-Aug-16 14:24:09

Is there a reason he needs more than milk? If he's hungry then just up his milk.

Banana99 Sat 13-Aug-16 14:24:40

Eat a risk yourself and you will find they are basically a very very sugary biscuit (we ate them as students!). They are really not appropriate for babies! And at 4 months he needs milk and that's it.

WaitrosePigeon Sat 13-Aug-16 14:28:50

What is a lb?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 13-Aug-16 14:30:56

They have as much sugar as a Rich Tea biscuit, so I wouldn't but maybe something not as sugary if you really feel he needs it, can you talk to your HV?

elQuintoConyo Sat 13-Aug-16 14:30:59

Rusks are shit.

Bottles until 6 months then slowly introduce food - mushed up banana, and other squishy stuff he can smash into his mouth.

I dont understand the rush to wean early, my sil was very threatened by us weaning later than her (her dd same age as ours).

Rusk aren't lovely healthy biscuits for a 4mo. Might as well give him a Wagon Wheel

elQuintoConyo Sat 13-Aug-16 14:31:36

Waitrose lb = little boy, i imagine.

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Sat 13-Aug-16 14:35:11

Increase his milk intake if he needs more. Can he even sit up by himself yet?

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 13-Aug-16 14:39:42

And don't give milk with Rusk in it in a bottle as used to be done 50 years ago.

unintendedcatlady Sat 13-Aug-16 14:41:51

My health visitor recommending weaning at 4mo for my DD but said specifically no rusks. There is so much sugar in them. Also they're pretty ick to clean up too. You must have your own reasons for early weaning (which not everyone on MN gets) - but do a bit of research maybe about what to start with, I wouldn't go for rusks. Sorry.

GobblersKnob Sat 13-Aug-16 14:51:12

God my and my best friend used to go though endless boxes of rusks when we lived together, they are awesome with tea, no way would I give them to a baby though.

cazzo85 Sat 13-Aug-16 14:56:41

He's already 7oz every 3 hours he is sitting up by himself and very interested in our food that is why I think he is ready I have found some sugar free rusks not the full sugar ones
Lb is obviously little boy

Glitterkitten24 Sat 13-Aug-16 15:03:09

Can't you up the amounts? My DC is 4 months and can take 7-8 oz in one bottle. It would be worth trying to increase this before feeding solids/ rusks.

WaitrosePigeon Sat 13-Aug-16 15:03:24

Not obvious to me, never heard it.

He does not need food.

WaitrosePigeon Sat 13-Aug-16 15:04:12

Sugar free ones are full of additives. Not suitable either.

unintendedcatlady Sat 13-Aug-16 15:05:11

Still wouldn't sugar free. Most things you read recommend starting with mushed/puréed fruit or vege for quite a long time.

bittapitta Sat 13-Aug-16 15:06:24

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workingMummy2305 Sat 13-Aug-16 15:10:22

Cazzo, yeah why not? If you think his ready try him with very milky rusk. I weaned my son just before 4 months. Yeah guidelines say wait until 6 months but this is only a guideline and even then they change them all the time . Mum knows best winkgood luck with it all

almostthirty Sat 13-Aug-16 15:11:37

I would increase to 8oz but wouldn't give food. My ds was interested in everything I did at that age, doesn't mean they want it/should do it.

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 13-Aug-16 15:23:19

If he was breastfed you wouldn't know if he was having 5 or 7 or 10 oz. You'd just feed him when he wanted it and trust him. He's telling you he's hungry, and milk is the only food he knows- he wants more milk.

eurochick Sat 13-Aug-16 15:26:30

To me, weaning was the worst part of babyhood. I don't understand why people rush towards it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 13-Aug-16 15:27:26

I can't imagine waiting until 6 months but I really wouldn't give rusks as a first food.

Summersun5789 Sat 13-Aug-16 15:30:29

Like majority of other posters, I wouldn't they recommend 6 months of BF or formula as their tummies, intestines, kidneys are too little for solids.

Risks are full
Of additives as well which is why when you start weaning it's purée fruit or veg.

It won't ever be enough to fill up.

I would up fluids more mine was having 6oz 6 times a day

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