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More feeding questions :) Need to bulk her up a bit apparently because MJ is still only 6.8kg and have been for about a month now.
Just curious as to what is suitable for a 7month old?
When can I add tomato?
When can we try mushrooms & how would I prepare them?
Wheetbix, good or bad.
Also rice & pasta, they should be ok now right?
Sorry to bug you all but i cant wait till MJ can just share our meals, it will be so much easier. She wants what we have & I want to share.
AND when do we add snacks between meals?
At the moment she has;
Breaky - farex or muesli with fruit or prune juice
Lunch - youghurt or veg
Dinner - veg mix or fish & veg
Hi there :)
I have a chubba bubba, over 10kg at 10 months, so I'll add my 2c worth here :D
Tomato is fine. Like everything ,introduce new stuff one at a time etc etc. I have been using tinned crushed tomatoes with other finely chopped vegies, cooking, then pureeing. Yummo - almost tastes like grown-up food!
I tried mushrooms a few months ago, just fried til soft then blended. It didn't work very well and didn't look very appetising, so didn't bother doing it again. I think it will probably be a better finger-food option.
Weetbix is apparently fine. I will be starting Andrew on them next week, cos he is a greedy guts and goes through a box of baby muesli in 2 weeks! Yikes!
Rice and pasta are fine also - risoni is great too. You can make them nice and mushy to start with so its easy to chew up. Its also good as a finger food, they can pick up clumpy bits. Lots of mess, but lots of fun too!
Andrew will eat anything and EVERYTHING we eat now. It just depends on how you prepare it. Some things he can eat straight off the plate, others we still need to mush a bit or cut up finely.
You'll be surprised what they'll eat if you offer it to them. Most bubs will eat pretty much anything.
Actually yesterday ANdrew found a box of little rice crackers in the lounge room and took one out of the packet and started munching it! It was really cute! I love how he knew it was food, and not just something lying around. How clever :)
NOt sure about when to add snacks - whenever they seem hungry between big meals I guess. I just go with the flow - sometimes between meals Andrew and I will share a banana, or have some sultanas or nibble on a biscuit.
Anyway hope some of this has been some help, I feel like I may have garbled a bit!
Good luck with it all!
I had alot of similar questions when DD was around that age too....
When can I add tomato? - I think I started tomato at 7 months,I bought canned crushed tomatos with no added salt
When can we try mushrooms & how would I prepare them? - haven't tried this yet,I would like to know how and when too..
Wheetbix, good or bad. - my CHN said from 9 months is ok,because of allergy/stomach type problems
Also rice & pasta, they should be ok now right? - I gave DD pasta at 7 months,I find San Remo brand "soup pasta shapes" are a good size for DD(they are shaped like stars,hearts etc,and are really tiny)
AND when do we add snacks between meals? - I added snacks at around 9 months,when her normal 3 meals plus breastfeeds didn't satisfy her.
Hope this helps :)
Im not really too sure about tomato someone may be able to give you a better heads up on that. Also as im allergic to it ive only just started it in the last month so since he was 8 1/2mths & then its only every few weeks as a rissotto type meal.
Pasta & rice should be fine take it slow like everything else but just remember to mash it enough for what MJ can manage atm in that if she is still only taking smooth pureed foods id try something like rice with fruit & then pureed. Bubs just had mango & banana with rice pureed for dessert tonite he loves it ! i hate mango mind you hehe. Weetbix is fine just use either ebm or formula to soften it as i personally think she is still a little young to put cows milk into her meals even but thats me.
Mushrooms are the same try a little at a time & puree or mash them appropriately mix them in with other vegies. I actually just fry mine up with the food cause he loves rissotto i put them in that or make up a casserole & he has that. MJ can have a lot of what you & hubby are having just be sensible & puree or mash where needed !
And with snacks just put them in whenever you think she needs them my bubs is 9mths & he only gets snacks every so often & then its only a rusk or some chopped up fruit for him to much on himself. Just go with you gut as to what you think she is ready for just remember not to give egg for a bit yet & then only the yolk unless there is an allergy in the family then steer clear for sometime yet.
More feeding questions :) Need to bulk her up a bit apparently because MJ is still only 6.8kg and have been for about a month now.My DD2 is a bit over 6.5 months and she weighs 6.5kgs and I am not too concerned as she is happy, alert, playful and sleeps well. I would not worry about to much about MJ's weight but if you want to spice up her meals (pardon the pun) try...
Pasta - pastini (baby pasta) is great for mushing up and mixing with vegies.
Tomato (diced) is great in things with pasta or rice - as others have said risotto type meals.
I have found Mushies are impossible to get right as a puree.
Weetbix are still a bit rich for their digestive system at this age.
Sienna loves to chew (suck) on a milk arrowroot biscuit (I keep a close eye on her incase a not so soggy bit comes off in her mouth). I make a kind of bubble and squeak type thing from whatever vegies we are having for dinner and she loves it - peas give her wind though.
To sneak ideas about what type of things they can eat I have a look at what type of things are in the jars they sell at the supermarket and then make my own variations.
Thanks for the replies ladies, very helpful. After christmas I have resolved to start eating better myself then MJ can share. At the moment we have a lot of jars (stirfry, pasta etc) so not real suitable yet. But i'm sure she'd like some homemade spaghetti bolognaise :)
We have tried arrowroot biscuits but shes not real interested. I suppose thats a good thing. Might steam some veg sticks & over cook some pasta & see how she likes that.
My two children were very different eaters. Number one was on mush for a long time ... number two was eating sandwiches at six months.
A couple of tips (well they worked for me!)
Risoni is a great pasta for kids and you don't have to chop it up as it's small enough that they won't choke.
Risotto is a yummy food for bubs and it's creamy. Pumpkin risotto was both bub's favourite. The only thing I altered in the mix was wine ... I used some home made chicken stock instead. The best thing about this one is you can all eat it.
Weetbix rocks and an awesome food for when they start to feed themselves as it just sits like a blob on the spoon.
Make your own rusks with some old bread. Put some vegemite on some old bread, cut it into 3-4 strips and wack it in the oven at 140 for about an hour. These are especially good for teething as the toast acts as an abrasive for irritated gums. It's also a great way to get more cereal into them along with loads of Vitamin B from the vegemite.
I added snacks when they got hungry in between meals. Not too sure of the age though ... the mind is a wonderful thing - it forgets about the sleepless nights and the angst over food!
Thanks so much supermum, all sounds great :)
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