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    Default Need ideas please - 6 month old

    I feel at a lost with starting foods for my 6 month old. My first child I had this chart and found it so easy to follow and now I feel at a loss with my second as I have somehow misplaced this feeding chart.
    Bub is 6 months old and has been eating rice cereal and puréed veges for 3 weeks but I need ideas of what I can give as so paranoid about choking.
    Can I start to give weetbix for brekkie now with a bit of full cream milk instead of expressing breast milk every morning?
    What else can I give?

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    After 6 months you can give everything ( except honey) as long as you have no allergies in the family

    Eggs are a great brekky or pancakes , we did BLW so can't help with purées!

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    He has no teeth and I don't want to do purée anymore

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    So, if you don't want to puree any more it's very important that whilst choking is a real risk when starting solids, if you are giving whole foods, baby *will* GAG, but it is distinctly different to choking. Gagging is normal and it is really helpful for babes to learn their limit.

    Having said that, think of whole foods and you can't go wrong. I'd ditch the rice cereal- it's sugary carbs and there are so many other choices.

    I started my boys out on steamed veg. Anything that is chip-like in shape is great.. so long and thin, they can grasp the food in their fist and still have some poking out the end. I went with steamed broccoli, carrots and beans.

    I bought a mesh feeder for each of them like this 41oNY1ro5-L._SY300_.jpg
    and used it for mushier foods like avocado.

    Around 7 months I introduced water crakers or toast (not bread- toast is better to begin with) and used that for spreadables like hummus and avocado, egg etc.

    Once we started dinner I would often whip up some veg fritters- just steamed veg incorporated into an unsweetened batter and pan fried.

    Breakfast I would often do porridge, and just make enough for the three of us and share my bowl with them. (One for me, one for you, one for him etc)

    There isn't a real limit as to what you can feed them once you start giving whole foods instead of purees- just watch the sugar and salt content of course.

    If you want to discuss the whole choking thing I'm around, just didn't want to spend too long on it if you weren't interested

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    Also, with those mesh feeders- they're awesome for teething babies! I used to put ice, frozen grapes or even I would freeze and ice cube tray of Goulburn Valley fruits (eg strawberry and apple, or just apple) and pop a cube of those into them and it would soothe gums better than anything else.

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    My almost 8 month old still has no teeth and has no issue with finger foods! He's eaten finger foods from the beginning and never choked once, and he eats everything.

    I personally wouldn't be giving any cows milk, the more BM the better!
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    So can I give oats and weetbix for breakfast? What about egg - just the yolk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    After 6 months you can give everything ( except honey) as long as you have no allergies in the family

    Eggs are a great brekky or pancakes , we did BLW so can't help with purées!
    Yes this, anything except for honey, so egg yolks are fine.

    My ds is 6 months too. He sometimes has weetbix for breakfast with formula milk or porridge, if I'm having scrambled eggs he likes that too. Scrambled eggs are the perfect consistency for starting on solids after purees. Or buy salt reduced baked beans

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    Some good ideas here subbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    After 6 months you can give everything ( except honey) as long as you have no allergies in the family

    Eggs are a great brekky or pancakes , we did BLW so can't help with purées!
    What are your pancake recripes and egg ideas as I don't want to purée anymore


 

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