jar food / homemade

Gemma - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my little girl just over 6mths she has pop all day and only milk at night she eats yog and jar food in the day but when i give her homemade food she makes herself sick she wont eat it what do i do keep tryin till she takes to eat and stop the jars or just wait till she wants it please help x

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Samantha - posted on 02/24/2010

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Hi Gemma!



The first thing I would do is stop the pop and juice! Pop actually dehydrates your baby, not to mention the amount of sugars and empty calories you are giving her. My doctor has also told me babies should not get dairy products until they are much closer to a year old.



My little one only eats homemade foods and nurses. She is just 6 months old. How do you prepare your foods? I give only steamed vegetables with no seasoning and fresh fruits like baked apples and pears, avocados, ect. Again, no seasonings! Little tummies have a hard time handling salt, pepper, and other seasoning. Have you ever tasted jar food? Not once have I found one that actually tastes like the label says it should. I only give my daughter something I would eat.



The transition may be hard, but you can do it! Talk to your doctor and get the support you need to make the healthy change! I hope I was able to help! Good luck!

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Gemma - posted on 02/28/2010

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i mean baby juices she on formula milk she eats the jars she likes all them ive give her mash nd veg fruit but she just wont take to them

Candace - posted on 02/26/2010

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Hi Gemma, do you mean pop or juice and is she on breast milk, formula or cow's milk? What type of food are you making for her?

Krista - posted on 02/26/2010

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POP?!?!?! Oh my land, do NOT give your baby pop! No, no, no!

I would recommend contacting your local public health nurse and asking them for information on what to feed your baby. At this age, she should be having breastmilk (NOT cow's milk) or formula as the MAIN part of her diet, with just a little bit of baby food as a supplement, more just to get her used to food.

Please, for the health of your child, ask your health nurse or pediatrician what you should be feeding her, because you're really doing damage.

Gemma - posted on 02/26/2010

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thank you for your replys i have stop the juice i will keep tryin the homemade xx

Shonna - posted on 02/24/2010

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Yes I deffinately agree..Stop the pop. My 6 yr old son very rarely ever gets it,it's not good health wise and for their developing teeth. Her main source of nutrition should still be formula/breast milk(3-5 bottles a day).As for food some babies do prefer different tastes and textures so you just need to keep offering them to her

Jessica - posted on 02/24/2010

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Milk is most important! Keep trying with the jar and homemade food. She may just prefer the texture of the jar food. Stop the pop and juice for sure. Kids don't need that stuff.

Emily - posted on 02/24/2010

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Definitely stop the pop. I don't even give my 3-year-old that stuff. It is definitely not meant for babies. Your baby should be drinking milk throughout the day. Keep trying with the homemade food and jarred food.. but her main source of nutrition should still be milk.

Blackwood - posted on 02/24/2010

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Did you say POP?? Stop givin your child pop. So much suger and caffine. Pop and juice can effect their teeth as well, their teeth will come in rotton. Also babies shouldn't be on milk until about 1 year old. Beast milk and formula is the only milk your baby needs. As far as food goes, try her on cereals made for babies and making homemaid food is very easy. Steam veggies and if you are on a buget, frozen fruits and veggies work as well, Puree them and free them in ice cube trays, take out and unthow the day you will use them. You can also mix baby cereal and baby food together. Try a new fruit or veggie for 3-5 days too check for allergies and if your child doesn't like something, try it again in a week or so. You can keep a chart as too what she liked and didnt' like. Best of luck

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