Starting on solids

Sara - posted on 01/12/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6.5 months and i have started feeding her solids. I still breastfeed her every 3-3.5 hours. I want to make my own baby food, but i have bought a couple different kinds of the jarred food to see if she likes them, then i will spend my time making large batches and freezing them. She has already had, carrots, butternut squash and peas, i am just looking for suggestions for easy to make baby foods, and what other kinds of foods can she be eating , thanks :)

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Sophie - posted on 04/02/2011

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I have 2 children (1 & 4 years old) and I have introduced family food from the start. Babies can share the same food as the rest of the family, just mix to the consistency required and avoid salt. One meal for all is quicker, cheaper and helps baby to experiment with a wide range of flavours.
For a wide range of weaning recipes that the all family can enjoy, including baby, check this website www.mumsspaghetti.com

I hope it will help :)

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Ani - posted on 02/15/2011

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Im also starting my 5mth 3 wk old son on solids. ive started with pureed carrots and sweet potato mixed with BM. he prefers the latter. i also have the anabel karmel book but i dunno as to when i shud introduce him to rice. some say it shud be later while others say earliest is best :(

Kim - posted on 01/14/2011

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I made all my own baby food...I would make my son..peas,green bean,carrots,corn(just add milk or formula when you blend it same with sweet potatoes..plums,apple sauce, strawberry bannana's,peaches...I would also blend some rice with his veggies sometimes he loved that

Stefie - posted on 01/13/2011

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My 8 month old loves:
-No cook- bannanas, avacados,
- for a little older- kidney beans, eggs, healthy mac and veggies,
- sale fruit pureed and frozen- great for teeting

Also, remember most baby foods are kind of limited, so don't feel bad if your baby is only getting a small variety to start out. She is probably getting a better variety than most babies fed from the jar!

Hayley - posted on 01/13/2011

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I found this site helpful http://www.annabelkarmel.com/ there are lots of recipes on there for babies and children and it tells you what age the recipes are suitable for and if you can freeze them. It also has sections on foods to avoid and a "when can they have" section which i have found very useful! And its all free. I found my little girl loved the root veg trio and the salmon purée and chicken with tasty veg recipes the most at first! I still use the website! And I even cook some of the recipes for the both of us! (when I can get her to eat!)

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