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I'm planning on introducing a pureed vegie meal to my bubba next week and am wondering what everyone suggests for the first vegie to try? He is currently eating pear and banana rice cereal in the mornings and pureed pears for lunch.
I did pumpkin first then potato, sweetpotato, beans
sweet potato was first, then carrot, zuchinni, pumpkin and so on... and once i had tried a few different types and knew they were ok i then mixed them with potato.
Potato is bland on its own and also causes many babies to gag a bit so its better to mix things with it.
Go avocado! (is it a fruit or vegie....hmm) We had great success with avo's, nice and creamy and not too sweet. It freezes well too in ice cube trays. :)
Carrot's a good first vegie. It's sweet and juicy.
Hi! We tried pumpkin first, then sweet potato and so on. My DD absolutely loves pumpkin - its not too sweet or bitter! :)
Potato, sweet potato, carrots then brocoli. Avocado's are brilliant.
What I did was bought about 5 cheap ice trays and made large batches of each veggie then placed them in a separate container in the freezer. Every second night I would vary a vegetable, eg one night potato and carrot, then potato carrot and peas etc. I could just get whatever I wanted out and when I wanted. This was so handy. After a while I grabbed anything and everything - from potatoes, to zucchini, beans, lentils, squash. That way no matter how busy my day got I could just go home, open the freezer and know my baby was going to get a good decent meal without too much stress. I even did this with the meat. When it comes to meat the first one I pureed was chicken. I was told by CYH (child youth and health) nurse to put the chicken breast meat in a frying pan without oil, let it brown on each sides then cook it adding water on low - letting it simmer but keep an eye on it as water will evapourate.
If you don't want to do it that way you can always go to places such as woolies and in the freezer section there is a brand called mothers (or something like that) and they have frozen veggies especially for bubs - its exactly what I had done.
Go to www.cyh.com.au. This is a good website and has info ranging from food topics to sleeping, weaning, crying etc. Check it out, it can't hurt.
All the best and hope my input will help you out.
How did you give your bubbies avocado? Just wondering! :)
ds wasn't keen on farax, and I had heard that avocado was good. I just mashed it up with a couple of drops of water and he scoffed it all down!
Just on a side note.......
I have a friend who used to look after his kids while his wife worked. (The kids are 19 and 21 now.) He had to take his son to the Dr as they thought he had jaundice. The doc found no jaundice and asked what he had been feeding him. It turned out that my friend had fed him so much pumpkin that he was turning yellow!!!! How bizarre!
Thanks everyone! I think I'll give the pumpkin a go first, sounds like a winner..
Funny that comment about too much pumpkin turning the child yellow - my mum used to tell me (when i was about 20!) that eating too many carrots would turn my insides yellow! I was seriously addicted to them, eating a bag of them every few days. She sure scared me off! Nowadays I can't eat a carrot without thinking about that
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