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Has anyone followed the tips for getting your baby to eat anything?

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I'm getting ready to start my son on solid foods. I read the article about raising a "foodie" and would like to know if anyone one has followed the tips and how it worked out for them. I've always heard that you're supposed to introduce foods one at a time and watch for allergies, the article says to rapidly introduce foods to get baby used to different flavors. That makes sense, but is it safe?

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I'm not a doctor, but I believe if you dont have a history of allergies in your family, there's no need to be paranoid either... A little taste of everything is different from a whole meal. Besides, If baby's allergic, you'll know within hours if not minutes... Use common sense and stay away from known allergenic foods. Mostly, have fun!
if there are no known allergies that run in the family, then you should not have to be so paranoid like rubberducky says. i introduced solids at 9 weeks with my daughter, who is now 18 months. to this day, she will eat almost anything i put in front of her. it's not that complicated unless you make it that way. just have fun with it and start mixing some stuff together.
We started our son on solids last week. Our doctor recommended serving a variety of foods, but to introduce each one individually. In case of a reaction, we'd be able to pinpoint the culprit. Once we know he can tolerate a food, we can start to mix it with other ingredients. Good luck!  It is so fun when they open their mouths like little baby birds.
I am following those tips now and things have been going great. I agree, just avoid foods that are common allergens like eggs, citrus fruits, and nuts. My son is 3.5 months and is loving trying new things.  I trust my instincts and taste buds with seasonings. It just makes sense to get your kids used to different flavors right away.  Like the others said, have fun! 

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