Question: What are your feeding schedules for your child?

Our little one is between 4 and 5 months of age.  He is now moving up to solids with squash, carrots, and green beans already being a hit.  We do give him some oatmeal and rice cereal, which is also pretty popular, but he does love his vegetables.  We plan to introduce fruit a little later on, once he gets a little more used to his vegetables and fortified cereals. I know sweet potatoes are like candy to babies so we plan to introduce it really late.

This is where I am having a problem.  How do you introduce solids so he can still get his normal amount of formula?  Do you feed him his formula first and then wait an hour to do solids?  Do you do a little less formula and then try to add more solids?  I know formula is still his man staple of food and that solids are more of an introduction right now, but how do you get him to eat his solids.  My son seems to do better later on in the day, but he should be able to do some Oatmeal in the morning.

Anyone out there have any advice?  How did you handle this situation?  What are your current schedules if you have a child this age?  First time parent just needing some help.



2 thoughts on “Question: What are your feeding schedules for your child?

  1. My boys are 4 and 7 now but I do remember that time period of solids. We had our boys on just the rice cereal for a month before trying the baby food. They had their morning bottle, 2-3 hrs later cereal w/ half a jar of 1stage baby food, lunch bottle, 2-3 hrs later cereal & other half of baby food, then bedtime bottle. It’ll get easier once he starts an eating schedule of food for breakfast lunch and dinner and bottle in between. Hope everything goes smoothly for ya. 🙂

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