My DD2 didn't really start to get a lot until about 10-11 months and seemed to enjoy mashing food through her hair more than anything!
To try and minimize the gagging, You could cook the more choky type foods like carrot a little longer so they mush up more in their hands. I think you're doing a pretty good variety of foods. We would just give whatever we were having and have it cut in pieces big enough to hold properly. A few favorites here are corn on the cob and baked beans, DS is quite a bit older though now but has loved baked beans for a long time - make sure you get the salt reduced variety though.
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04-03-2012 20:26 #11
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04-03-2012 20:53 #12
Stay with BLW you won't regret it!
As pp have said from 6 months to 1 solids are a learning process , babies have to get used to gumming/chewing/biting/swallowing plus the textures and flavors of food
Don't stress too much about iron just yet, don't forget he still gets it from his formula/bm , i gave my DS quinoa from 7 months plus put chia seeds in his eggs ( great sources of iron) usually by month 9 he should get the hang of it and you can try other iron rich foods ( mince , lamb cutlets , fish , spinach etc)
Try him on cold, cut up cucumber strips ( with skin on) these are great to start as they are easy to hold and they gum the inside soft flesh off ( also good for teething!) plus you can use them as dipper sticks in yogurt or dip plus I made egg pancakes ( 2 eggs mixed with chia seeds and herbs and dry fried, cut into strips)
Also watermelon cut into chip shaped lengths is also easy to chew and swallow , good luck!
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04-03-2012 21:12 #13
05-03-2012 20:26 #14
We tried apricot today and itwent susprisingly well, I just gave him a half and he kind off gummed off the flesh.
Also when feeding oranges should you leave the skin on a wedge or peel a segment off?
Bec I noticed you feed ravioli is that home made? if so how big are the pieces. would plain say spiral pasta bits be okay, or would a spagetti be better?
Also we had quiche for dinner tonight, should I have tried him with a piece of that? are eggs okay?
Thanks heaps for all your replies, I love all the ideas for food I'm getting. I have also ordered the baby led weaning cookbook which I am looking forward to checking out.
05-03-2012 20:30 #15
In regard to oranges I would recommend removing all the peel and making absolutely sure there are no pips.
Cruskits were the first food DD really ate. I think she liked them because they kind of disolved in her mouth.
05-03-2012 20:38 #16
Spagetti is great as first time pasta as its long and thin (plus you get great photos of the mess!)
Quiche is fine, home made is better so you can not put any salt in , just make sure the pastry is not to crunchy for him
06-03-2012 16:49 #17
06-03-2012 17:54 #18
DD is 7mo and we're doing BLW too. I also get a bit freaked out by the gagging! Especially when she then spews up a heap of her last milk feed. She is getting better though and some of it's starting to go down. I try to give her bits of what we're eating when I can but haven't done anything with sauces etc yet. She's had (note that we try to increase kilojoules due to her low weight and she's cows milk & soy protein intolerant):
Grilled eggplant with lots of olive oil
Wholemeal Crumpet with nutelex spread
Plain spaghetti (hilarious!)
Steamed Carrot sticks
Homemade chunky chips (pan fried in olive oil, no salt)
Lamb chop (meat with handles - she LOVED it)
Good quality sausage (also a winner, I think I have a carnivore on my hands!)
Mashed sweet potato
That's all I can think of but I'm sure there's more. She's having allergy testing next week, if that's all clear I'll start making more stuff for her - like if she's all good to have eggs I'll make fritters and veggie slices, stuff like that.
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06-03-2012 18:59 #19
Well tonights dinner worked really well, pumpkin and mashed potatoe and a bit of sausage. I think he got the mash and pumpkin down, just a bit of gagging when a lump of pumpkin got stuck in the side of his mouth.
Cue your daughter was born just 8 days before my son! Thanks heaps for posting your experiences, I used to always think what a waste it was when he spewed up the milk feeds. My boy is abit on the skinny side too.
So I think we are getting some where. I am feeling much better about all this now. Thanks everyone for all your help!
06-03-2012 19:20 #20
I have two BLW graduates, DD will be 3 in a couple of months and DS is 13 months old. I cook one meal for the whole family and cut up meat into toddler friendly pieces before taking it to the table. DS gets given a few pieces at a time (he has a habit of flipping the plate) and DD sits at the table with her own plate and cutlery.
Both started solids by simply stealing food off my fork and plate. We eat a pretty balanced diet so I've never been worried about anything being inappropriate for them.
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