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    Totally agree with pp , there is absolutely no need to feed a baby processed packet food ( rice cereal) as their first food! It is purely a marketing strategy by Heinz etc , babies before 1940 ( when it was made) were doing very well on fresh food!!! And luckily in Australia we have an abundance of fresh food!

    After 6 months your baby can ( and should) eat everything ( except honey) I would suggest looking into BLW but if not please just let them try everything! Babies do not need bland food, it is a western idea that babies have bland palettes and it is not true, Asian and European babies have eaten a wide variety of herbs/spices and meats for thousands of years!

    My DS between 6 and 7 months had:
    Avocado, eggs, chicken, salmon, tuna, corn, cucumber , goat yogurt, goat cheese, rice cakes, broccoli, asparagus, beans, pasta, strawberries, olives, tomato, mince, cruskits, almond butter, tahini, bread , prawns, watermelon, rockmelon, quinoa porridge, pear, banana and kiwi fruit

    And don't be scared to add garlic and ginger to his veggies, herbs to eggs and pasta and I added chia seeds and flax seed oil to just about everything!
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    Avocado! To this day my dd loves it!

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    Avocado for both my bubs. Then pear I think. Then started on veggies. Gradually more fruit. I introduced things slowly - I felt no need to rush. I didn't give rice cereal at all. When I did give grains I got a millet cereal from the health food store. Think I also used amaranth (sorry - it's been a while)!

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    Pumpkin it's still his fav some 7 months later

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    I gave DS a few teaspoons of puréed carrot and also some rice cereal (made at home from brown rice) at around 5 months, in a failed attempt to fix his silent reflux, but his first real solids were BLW style. In his first week he had chicken, avocado, cucumber, carrot, pumpkin and yoghurt, and probably a few more things.

    Totally totally agree that babies should just be given what you eat, but please be aware of salt! Most processed food, most condiments and stocks and sauces you add to your cooking are super high in sodium. Babies really don't need any added sodium at all in their food.

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    with my first it was pureed zucchini because in my opinion its so watery that it isn't going to upset their stomach as a first food she moved on very quickly from there but i still used zucchini with a lot of other things instead of just adding plain water because it was still veg where water is a no calorie.

    with DD2 she did BLW so her first food was steamed sweet potato

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    My son grabbed a sandwich out of my hand. That was his first food.

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    What's BLW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backgroundnoise View Post
    What's BLW?
    BLW is baby led weaning.


    DS tried avocado, carrot, pumpkin, chicken & cheese as his first foods. He had a good taste of them all (we are doing BLW so he had pieces of all these foods and he managed to get them all in his mouth for a taste).


 

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