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Just wanted some advice for my DD who is now 6 1/2 months old and is really enjoying her solids which we started about 4 weeks ago.
I am giving her rice cereal mixed with formula and apples, pears or banana in the morning and in the late afternoon she is enjoying an array of different vegies but I don't know what to give her for the third day meal.
I don't want to use tinned foods this time around, I am sure my older girls just had tinned lunches but this time I have more time to make my own.
So the question I pose is this : What do I give her? And has anyone got any yummy homemade recipes for these foods.
I look forward to your replies.
next step for dinner is generally mashed veggies: potatos, pumpkin, sweet potato, broccoli, califlower...
getting a hand held blender is great for this, you dont need to add anything to them.
once u find veggies that your bubs likes make bigger batches and freeze them in an icecube tray...
by the time she gets to about 9-10mths she can normally eat what the family are eating.
I know you dont want to use cans, but look at the types of food they have in them for ideas.
Sorry, no great receipes that spring to mind, but you can introduce well cooked meats, poultry and fish gradually at this time too - if you can 'mush'/pureť them well enough! [there are no set rules about the order in which these should be introduced after 6-7 mths...except of course, if there is a fish allergy in the family, one would hold off on that!] And after about 8-9 mths there is always the humble egg - yolk only, until 12 months though.
P.S. As always, introduced individually and 5 -10 days between new foods to assess for reactions or allergies.
Hi Mimi and Michelle
Thank you for your replies... I had it ALL wrong! :confused: I thought they had custards and the like at the third meal but obviously I just keep giving her more fruit, vegies and cereal for a while.
Good plan, Jodie! It is recommended that the custards, yoghurts etc should be held off until 9 months [longer i.e. 12 mths, if there is any family history of allergy!] and then only in small amounts.
You will no doubt have been given lots of 'interesting' advice re solids for your kids, over the years! and the true recommendations sort of get lost in the mountains of nonsense! LOL I read a post from someone the other day who said, under her mother's advice, she had given her first born [7 yrs old now, I think] EGG CUSTARD at about 10 weeks - and this is what she attributes his eczema to ... and hence will not be following the same advice for her present baby!!
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