So as we quickly approach the 6 month mark (how did THAT happen?!) I've been doing research on the best first foods for babies. I've always been leery of rice cereal but was considering oatmeal as a first food. Then I ran across this article:
Has anyone on here started their baby off on egg yolk? I am a little nervous about allergies, even though they state that the allergy is in the white part of the egg. If you didn't do rice cereal, what did you start your LO off with for first food?
grapefruit / 4110 posts
We didn't do cereal and his first food was avocado.
We did have concerns about allergies because he was MSPI.
grapefruit / 4731 posts
We had cereal but LO didn't like it... then I just started giving him what we ate (except for egg whites, honey, shell fish, peanuts and nuts).
Egg yolks was definitely one of his early foods.
I had to get over giving him our food too... but I thought hey we are eating it he can eat it too. Also the gagging was a big worry for me... a nurse told me that gagging is okay... it's when they make no sound and put their hands up is when you should worry.
pomelo / 5678 posts
I tried egg yolk pretty early but it gave her gas so we stopped.
cantaloupe / 6730 posts
I gave a whole scrambled eggs pretty early. It was the 2nd or 3rd food.
pomegranate / 3212 posts
sweet potato was his first food!
grapefruit / 4006 posts
It was probably one of her first 5 foods. my mom gave it to her mixed in something else.
cantaloupe / 6017 posts
We gave her scrambled eggs as probably one of her first 8 foods....she ate a ton and threw up a lot a couple hours later. She wasn't allergic, but it just seems like it was too much for her digestive system.
We didn't really wait on anything, just gave her what we were eating within reason. We started with avocado and banana. Did chunky purees for about a month, then switched to baby led weaning.