When did everyone move on from giving bub special purée meals (ie cooking separate from the family..). To just giving bub a mashed up version of what the family is eating (garlic/onion/herb inclusive)?
- I am finding it is a real pain in the butt cooking and puree'ing for bub... It takes me a whole day each week...
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03-09-2014 13:25 #1-
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Baby food v family food
03-09-2014 13:27 #2
DS2 never had separate food. He just always ate bits of what we were eating. DS3 was about 9 months old and he just started wanting what we were eating instead of puree.
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03-09-2014 13:28 #3
I think around 10-12 months but I can't really remember.
03-09-2014 13:29 #4
Pretty much as soon as she was sitting in the high chair and eating with the others at dinner time. During the week I cook different food for my 4 than what I make for DH and I (always have) and DD3 has been eating what they eat since about 7 or 8 months. I modify a bit (eg taco night she gets mince/cheese/carrot but not shells. She also hasn't quite grasped pizza yes so she often has something from the freezer (stew or bolognaise) that night. But otherwise she's been getting the same for quite a while.
I don't do purées. She went straight to finger food from 5 months.
03-09-2014 13:35 #5
My DD is 7.5 months and she loves food. We started on purées, but now give that as well as some of what we are eating. Breakfast she will have Weetbix and toast or omelette, lunch is purée and cucumber/cheese/fruits etc and dinner is purée and whatever we are having for dinner. She sucks on and munches lots of different Veges, pasta, rice etc. Her gag reflex is really well developed and she's a great eater already!
03-09-2014 13:40 #6
My 2nd and 3rd went straight to eating normal family food as soon as they started eating solids. Only thing I spoon fed them was yoghurt and or the odd veggie puree if I felt they hadn't got enough in for the day, but for the most part they didnt have baby food at all.
My 1st was a different story though. He had an over-active gag reflex and could only eat the super fine BOUGHT puree's for 4 month olds, for quite some time. Probably until he was around 10 months? Even home made puree's blitzed as fine as I could possibly get them was too chunky for him and would make him spew. Was so glad my other 2 didn't have that issue. Ben my 3rd was eating corn on the cob at 9 months with no teeth!
03-09-2014 13:40 #7
From the beginning the kids always ate what we ate. At times I revised what we ate to suit them but not the other way around (i.e. leave out the chilli in some things, not go heavy on rich things etc).
I found babies enjoy strong tasting things like herbs, sour tasting things and raw onion.
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03-09-2014 13:50 #8
Can't remember with Ds1 but with Ds2 it was from the get go. He wasn't really interested in solids until around 8 months so once he was we just jumped straight into family meals.
03-09-2014 14:19 #9
With my first was longer, but with my current baby he is 10mo and eats what we eat not even mashed I just cut it up like I do for my daughter, been that was since about 8mo
03-09-2014 14:20 #10
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