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    DD is almost 6 months now and I have started to give her some Farex.
    What was the first food you gave your baby?

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    We recently started out on food too. I did raffetty's garden organic as it has no milk or soy in it.
    Now I have stopped that and are doing my own food. Potatoes, carrot, pumpkin...steamed, puréed then frozen. Can mix and match them too to increase portion size.

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    a few good options are:
    * avocado (DD5)
    * pumpkin soup (DD2)
    * banana
    * watermelon (DD3, DD4, DD7)
    (I gave DD1 mashed potato, but others have suggested that is not a good choice)
    (DD6 started with a curry - form a takeaway Indian resturaunt. This was not intentional. She was really keen on it, so we decided to give her a taste to curb her enthusiasm, but she really liked it and thus we gave her more.)

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    When did you offer foods like prawns, fish, eggs, peanut butter and honey?

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    DS started at 6 months (BLW) and had cucumber sticks dipped in goat yogurt as his first food then during that week had: brocolli, sweet potato, grilled salmon, avocado, banana, pear, quinoa , carrot, strawberries , egg and hummos

    After 6 months they can have all food unless there are allergies in the family ( except honey as their gut cannot handle the botulisum spores until 12 months)
    DS had fish, eggs and prawns at 6 months, , peanut butter at 7 months ( try almond or macadamia butters as well) and manuka honey i think around 18 months

    Don't be afraid to try garlic, ginger, herbs and spices in their food and I put olive or flax seed oil on his veggies

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    Sorry to hijack your post OP but Elijah's Mum I have a question

    I've had to start DS on solids (a week and a half away from 6 months) and was so deadset on BLW but he's still crouching over in his Bumbo. He has great head control but can't quite keep his body up straight for long and so he struggles to get food to his mouth by himself. I tried cucumber sticks, steamed carrot and pumpkin sticks (but not too mushy) and avocado slices but he just couldn't quite pick it up and get it to his mouth with the leaning over.

    We're getting a high chair in a few weeks that can recline which might make it easier, but until then I'm having to mush it and feed it to him. He's only having it once a day and not a huge amount.

    Do you think once he's able to keep himself up properly, it'll be easy to switch straight over to BLW or will he prefer purées?

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    He will be fine but stop the purees altogether once you start BLW I've seen people try do both and it's too confusing for them!

    He has to be able to sit up right and pick up or hold onto food , don't forget it is exciting but there is no need to rush into solids, babies are made to eat when they are physically ready as in being able to sit up and grab food unaided - don't recline him when he is eating - he must be upright at all times when he has food in his mouth

    The highchair will make it a lot easier for him and keep up the thick cut cucumber sticks as they are great practice for his pincher grip!

    Babies develop very quickly at this age so I'm sure he will be a little eating machine soon!

    Let us know how you go

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    whats

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    Baby led Weaning - you start at 6 months so you can skip the purée stage and just offer whole foods ( appropriately cooked and in sizes they can pick up)


 

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