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When can you start bubs on peas (if there is a need to hold off I'm not sure) and can you just cook up the frozen once and puree them or are the fresh ones best? Also what other veggies do you feed your bubs? My 6mth currently eats potato, sweet potato and pumpkin and I'll be starting on carrot, brocolli and zucchini soon.
What about polenta, semolina and cous cous? And lentils, chickpeas etc.... When do most people start those?
All the vegies you listed can be started as soon as you are introducing other veg. My bub started out with pureed - potatoe, pumpkin, carrot, brocoli, cauliflower, zucchini. I now fork mash everything, exceptfor zucchini which I just grate in raw. I use fozen peas simply because I had trouble getting fresh ones. They would be fine to puree too, but again, i just mash. It all depends on how bub handles lumps. I also break up wholemeal spaghetti and put that in. I havn't tried any of the other things you mentioned so I would also be curios to hear what others do....
Hi! I have heard that peas are windy foods, but nothing sinister.
Most vegies are good. My DD will have pumpkin, potatoes, sweet potato, zucchini, carrot, cauliflower, brocoli, + corn. Recently Ive started adding some medium grain white rice or pasta to her vegies. Ive also started to add beans for protein. (She's not really fussed on meat yet)
Im pretty sure that polenta, semolina, lentils, and chick peas are ok to add from 6 months. There is a womens weekly babies cookbook that has good recipies with these! :)
I started my daughter on lentils when she was about 7 months. I read in some book that it is recommended that they start on pulses when they are about 8 months because of their little tummies. My daughter took to it pretty good. I just put some sweet potato, carrots, rice and a few other vegies in a pot with a handful of lentils and water to slowly cook. She loves it. However i have to say that it makes her fart alot so i normally give it to her at lunch time instead of at night.
I also read somewhere to hold off on the brocolli until about 8 months because it is harder to digest. I didn't, only because i read the information a little too late. She didn't have any problems with it.
I've got one of those little mini food processors that i used everyday. I found it was really easy to chuck some fruit or cooked vegies in it and give it a little wizz. It is also easy to clean.
Avocado with a little pureed pear works a treat in the mornings. Sometimes i added this to the rice cereal. I also use frozen peas and just mashed it with a fork.
Hope this helps..
My son is 7 1/2 months, and I give him lentils, cous cous and risoni pasta. I mix each with veges, and have recently started adding chicken or beef mince. I don't generally use any of the processed jar food - but I do go and look at them in the supermarket for ideas - I think there is a pasta one and a cous cous one too made by Heinz.
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