My DS is 12 months old. I have tried introducing home made/cooked pureed food. Every time I have tried to introduce it, he vomits.:eek: I have tried pureed apple with sultanas, and also meat and/or vegetables mixed with bland gravies ...etc... Each time they've resurfaced.:barf: So it's back on to the expensive Heinz individual jars of baby food. I'm just wondering why is this happening?
P.S. I'm a pretty good cook so it's not the quality of the food.
the pero clinic
The problem is more likely that you are too good a cook! The commercial jars of baby food can often be quite bland, tend to taste quite similar to each other, and can also be very smooth. If your bub is used to the ‘nothing’ taste and feel of particular flavours of commercial food, then home cooked meals may come as quite a shock in their taste and texture.
To wean your son from the jars and onto the home made foods, it is a good idea to start very simply – and try to start with foods similar to his jar favourites. For example, if he likes the custard, make your own custard, but keep it as plain and smooth as possible. If he likes fruit purees, make him plain and smooth single-taste apple or pear puree (leave out the sultanas to begin with as these are a very contrasting texture and may be catching him by surprise).
Again, with the savoury meat and vegetable meals, try starting with simple tastes – your ‘gourmet’ creations (even if 'bland' to you) may be too overwhelming in taste. Give your son just one type of meat or vegetable at a time to begin with.
As a 1 year old, he may also like to begin with soft finger foods (eg well cooked vegetables, soft cheese sticks, very soft meat or fish pieces).
Finally, your son is really very particular about his food coming from a jar, head towards his acceptance of different home made foods by serving them out of a cleaned-out baby food jar.
the pero clinic
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