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    Default Best first time baby food

    Just curious, what was the very first thing that you fed your baby?
    I've heard that avocado is a great first feed for bubs.
    Do most people start them on the baby cereal? After that, what did you introduce next?
    And do you make your own baby food or buy the ready made?

    If you do make your own, what do normally make? Do you freeze in ice cube trays? How long does a tray last you?

    ETA- it's been years since my DS was a baby, after some tips
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    Subbing - sorry I'm no help!

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    I fed pear first, then rice cereal with fruit. A lot of people are against rice cereal but I had no problems with it and DD still loves it. I make my own food, Aithne hates packets- the only ones she will eat in a pinch are macro from woolies... just steam fruit and veg or stew fruit in a little water then blitz till really smooth, you may need to add water to the veggies.
    Favourite combos in our house are pear and avocado, pear and (atm dried) apricots and sweet potato and just about anything. I also blitz roast veggies and gravy, spagbol, and tuna mornay... Aithne hates blitzed meat unless its REALLY soft so I just give it to her to suck on.
    A lot of people use ice cube trays, but we bought Baby Tubs from BigW, they're 70ml and freeze well, at the start one tray of eight lasted me around a week... now I go through one every day and a half!

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    Default Re: Best first time baby food

    I started both mine on rice cereal. they loved it. some people have opinions on rice cereal saying it has no nutritional value etc but everyone I know in real life have always used rice cereal as first foods because it is bland, cheap, easy to use and make as required, and not heavy on their tummies. And really it is about filling their tummies and getting them and their brand new digestive system used to the idea of food.

    I have heard avocado is a good one too though.

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    Default Best first time baby food

    Hehhee I think I may be long winded..
    I made avocado and banana mashed together. I also puréed carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, zuccini, cauliflower, I would feed two at a time (no allergies in my family) when DS was about 6 months I also added a small amount or white sauce to give different flavour. I never puréed meat lol gross..
    I also puréed pear, and mixed berries, apples.
    I used an ice cube tray and zip lock bags once the puréed were frozen :-)

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    Subbing as I'm keen to avoid rice cereal if I can...

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    Whatever you do give beware of allergens in your family and just keep a watchful eye on other allergens as you offer them. I make dd2 food which includes most vegetables and fruit. She especially loves banana. She has sweet potato, pumpkin, potato, apple, pear, cauliflower, broccoli. I stupidly assumed that a pouch of pureed food I bought would be suitable cos it said from 4-6 months. Turned out it had mango in it which dd2 had a very minor reaction to. We don't have allergies to mango in our family but dd2 seems to react to it. But I have always preferred to make our own and that just made me more intent on doing so.

    So things like egg, strawberries, mango, kiwi fruit, shell fish, nuts etc.. still give at an appropriate age just watch for reactions.

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    I started with pumpkin, then pear. Always homemade. Now she is having lots of different fruit & veg and some meat.

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    Default Best first time baby food

    I fed rice cereal, then things like pear, apples, sweet potato, pumpkin etc

    I always made my own. DS is 15 months and I still make all his meals from scratch. He eats everything I make, loves veggies and fruit.

    I think homemade is best

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    Default Best first time baby food

    According to my baby book rice cereal first, then go onto things like potato, pumpkin, pear and especially apple to help ease any constipation. Use each food for 5 days or so at a time.

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