Jump to content
Introducing solids - adjusted or actual age?
10 replies to this topic
Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:21 AM
Hey folks, DS is a 36 weeker (so not super early). What did others do with introducing solids? Current recommendations are to start between 4-6 months should I wait closer to 6 months to take account of his adjusted age?
Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:41 AM
I thought the recommendations were 'around 6, but not before 4 months'? I would be waiting until around 6 months while looking for signs that he is ready.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:46 AM
My DD was 36w, her paed was fine with us introducing solids at 4 months actual age, she was on formula though.
Does your DS have a paed?
I should add, we never did the adjusted age thing, with 36w, and being so close to full term, DD hit the milestones as if she was full term baby. Of course every baby is different, but in my case I found that adjusted age thing a bit useless. I get it being used for much more prem babies.
Edited by MadnessCraves, 10 March 2017 - 08:07 AM.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:00 AM
Ds was also 36 weeks. Our paed gave the go ahead at 6 months actual age but he didn't really start showing much interest until closer to 7/8 months actual age.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:07 AM
We started at 5 months actual on the advice of the Dr - DD was a 27 weeker. Probably took closer to 6 to really get into it.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:49 AM
I was told it's actual, so I think I'd look at all the ordinary readiness signs, like sitting up, no tongue thrust etc.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:09 AM
For healthy babies born at term/greater than 2.5kg at birth, it's around six months, which really means that breast milk has all that is needed till around 6 months. The recommendations don't distinguish btn bf or FF though.
As pp above said, look at sign of readiness and you could offer finger foods to trial.
Adjusted age is probably going to be more reflective of her development but each child is different.
Could you check with your chn?
Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:17 AM
I would look for other signs of readiness along with age. I offered 'finger tastes' of foods from around 4.5 months with both my boys. Both of them suddenly started getting really interested in those just before six months. That was my cue to start BLW.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:29 AM
DD1 was a 35 weeker. Her paed just said to look for signs of readiness as with any other baby. She started solids around 5 months, 4 corrected. I went very slowly though and she only had a very small amount until she was 6 months.
Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:28 PM
DS was born at 30wks. Our Paed was just happy for us to start when he showed signs of readiness btwn the age of 4-6mth (able to hold head up, watching us eat/reaching for food). This ended up being 6mths actual/4.5mths corrected. Prior to this DS was fully bf.
Posted 12 March 2017 - 02:35 PM
I'd be focusing on signs of readiness. I started my 2 at 4.5 months approximately. It was the right time for them.
7 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 7 guests, 0 anonymous users
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have celebrated their 11-month-old baby Luna's first word with an adorable Instagram post.
A new mum shared a hilarious photo of her partner during labour that lots of dads will relate to.
From the world of super obvious science comes the news that you can never hold your baby too much.
Two mums gave birth in adjoining hospital rooms a few hours apart. They had never met, and had each chosen their baby's name earlier in the pregnancy.
It's hard to believe than in 2017 mums are still receiving flak for breastfeeding in public, but that's what one US mum claims happened in IKEA.
Author Jancee Dunn hopes her new book will help mums deal with the stresses that parenthood can place on an otherwise happy relationship.
They imagined that while I was away, I would be glued to the couch, beer in hand. In no way would I actually be helping my wife.
How hard can it be, you think?
The prettiest and most unexpected maternity shoot for a much-wanted rainbow baby.
If you've ever been in possession of a toddler, you'll know that it's next to impossible to get anything done.
My three-year-old daughter is one of the strongest little women that I know. As I watch her grow into this amazing person, I can't help but feel accomplished and proud.
Singer John Legend has opened up about supporting wife Chrissy Teigen through postnatal depression.
The question, "Did you sleep well last night?" should be easy to answer. Either a yes (if you're lucky), or a no.
Tammin Sursok has written an essay sharing her personal experience with postnatal anxiety.
Whether breastfeeding is going well or you are finding it harder than you expected, taking care of you needs to be a priority.
Being pregnant at the same time as your best friend means double the excitement.
Actor and comedian, Dax Shepard has given a hilarious recap of the lengths he'll go to get, and keep, his kids asleep.
A new life is brought gently into the world with tender and expert hands.
Every parent knows toddlers can move fast, now one mum is warning about the dangers of allowing small children anywhere near vacuum cleaners.
Top 5 Articles
Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!
Free ticket offer