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Just wondering what solids I should start MJ off with and how i should prepare them?
She's only just 4months old so i'm just getting info at the moment. I got some Farex last week so when she starts i've got some on hand. I've heard to start with mashed Potato, pumpkin etc. so do i just give her some i've made with milk & butter or just boiled mashed potato on its own?
Oh and what kind of spoon do you all recommend?
I initially tried Andrew with rice cereal, he was never a big fan. I tried pureed pears and that was a huuuuuge hit! So then I started to add rice cereal into his pears. If it got too thick, I added a bit of previously boiled water to get a nice consistency.
When he was happily eating this every day, I added another meal of pureed vegies. I found that pumpkin was a BIG winner.
All the advice I was given from friends and child health nurses voted for pears and pumpkin - and it appears they were right!
Nowadays if I am introducing something new to Andrew, I will usually add either a bit of pears or pumpkin to it (depending on whether the newie is fruit/veg) and the familiar taste helps him out for a few days, then I give it to him on its own.
You don't add milk or butter to your purees in the early days - if you need to make them runnier, you can use breastmilk, formula, or previously boiled water.
We have some spoons that you can find in most shops that are heat sensitive - they change from red to yellow when they get hot - its great for making sure food out of the microwave isn't too hot!
Oh, the biggest tip I can give you, that worked for us, was to initially start out on tinned fruit and veg - it is super dooper smooth and goes down a treat. After a few weeks of tinned stuff, Andrew was happily munching away, so then I started cooking up batches of home made fruit and veg and pureeing it in the food processor. It stores in the freezer for up to a month, so you only need to do a big cook up once a month, its great!
Hope some of this helps!
We started of with Rice Cereal then two weeks later tried a bit of sweet potato for dinner which he loved, then every 3 days we would try a new vegetable, ie, carrot, pumpkin, potato. Once we went throught the vegies, we added a bit of fruit to his Rice Cereal (fave so far is pear!!) The idea is to try one food item at a time to 'test' for allergies. After his 6 months old we might try some meat...
I usually mix (I can't think of the right word for it) but thicker foods with formula ie. potato, sweet potato, carrot, banana and the ummm thinner? foods with boiled water ie. apple, pear etc! :D
i tried the rice cereal but it just looks so gross. ds was not impressed. so i tried apples (loved it), pumpkin (loved it), carrot (not to bad), pears (loved it). I have also started to give him the petit miam baby yoghurt since he turned six months old. Screws his face up initally but then he is off and will finish the whole tub no troubles! I did find that I needed to mix another vegie in with potato for ds to approve of it. oh, and i also read that you shouldn't just give sweet stuff throughout the day, otherwise they will get used to the sweetness and it will be a bit more difficult to introduce savoury.
so at the moment i give apples or pears in the morning and pumpkin in the late afternoon before his last feed for the day. sometimes he will get yoghurt around lunchtime or I will swap the apples/pears for yoghurt instead. the yoghurt has no added sugar - it has fruit puree mixed in with it like pears, banana and apple. there is also vanilla and ones with cereal in it.
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