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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    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.)
    why is mashed potato not a good choice for first foods? Cos it's mashed? Should be puréed? Or cos its potato?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2TwoDSs View Post
    why is mashed potato not a good choice for first foods? Cos it's mashed? Should be puréed? Or cos its potato?
    I would suggest there's a choking hazard; potato is quite thick and a little one on first foods simple doesn't have the tongue dexterity to handle it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    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
    What's the latest on allergies? I'm allergic to peanuts but have heard that holding off introducing can actually increase the risk? Currently pregnant and want to do everything I can to avoid allergies in kids (have heard that inflammation is really bad, taking fish oil etc to help with that).

    Sorry OP, somewhat off topic (kinda!)

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    How about puréed potato with milk mixed in? I thought sweet potato is fine so thought potato would be fine?

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    We started off with roasted white kumera fingers. We do BLW too and as we have no allergies we have just given her everything. At almost 8 months she is a great eater and has tried everything we put in front of her. She obliterated some laksa the other night and want crazy for curried vegetable pie last night.

    Cucumber sticks are great at first, easy to hold and nice and cool on sore gums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2TwoDSs View Post
    why is mashed potato not a good choice for first foods? Cos it's mashed? Should be puréed? Or cos its potato?
    Potatoes are quite starchy so would not be a good choice prior to 6 months plus they are really quite low on vitamins/minerals so sweet potato and pumpkin are far better with lots more nutrients and as babies I think it's important to give as much nutrient rich food as you can as they don't eat a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyW View Post
    What's the latest on allergies? I'm allergic to peanuts but have heard that holding off introducing can actually increase the risk? Currently pregnant and want to do everything I can to avoid allergies in kids (have heard that inflammation is really bad, taking fish oil etc to help with that).

    Sorry OP, somewhat off topic (kinda!)
    The latest on allergies is not to wait to give food any more ( I think parents were previously told to hold off peanuts until age 2) all food ( except honey) is good after 6 months

    With peanut allergies in your family I would still get advice from a pead but I know with my friends who have allergies , they gave their babies peanut butter in the Dr surgery just in case of reactions

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    I did cereal with my first 3 babies then learned about baby lead weaning and so my last two babies had avocado as their first food but they got to pick what they wanted off the plate that I ate so they had a variety from there.


 

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