Do you cook your baby's food?

Christianne - posted on 06/09/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Do you make his food or use jars? Any "junk" food?

Do you use any seasonings?

Do you avoid certain foods? Which ones?

Any good recipes?



FYI - I cook 90% of his food (I use the jars when we go out), and I use garlic, onions... Since he was 6 months he has "tasty" food. I stopped giving him brocolli because it seems to be pretty gassy...

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Samantha - posted on 06/10/2009

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I cook my daughters food and have since she started eating baby food. As for now she gets noodles, rice, veggies (but have to be careful with greens makes her extremely painful gassy) I gave her a grape and she wasnt too sure about it. She likes pickles. She likes chicken, beef, salmon, pork. I wish i could give her cheese or yogurt or any diary products. But i accidently gave her a piece of white bread( has milk in it) and she was screaming for 3 days straight from stomach pains and gass.. :( i defiently didnt sleep well..

Hayley - posted on 06/10/2009

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Our health visitor said its fine to give white fish and to try salmon but to avoid shell fish until they are older. I've cooked salmon tonight (found some wild salmon we bought a few weeks back and put in the freezer) so I'll give Grace a try of that later!

Christianne - posted on 06/10/2009

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I've given Caio beef, turkey, chicken and white fish. He likes them all. He really likes ground beef.

Haven't given any other seafood, though. ?

Hayley - posted on 06/10/2009

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Thank you Lainie, that's what we were thinking is that at least we've hopefully spotted what the problem was and its now under control, she's totally different and this last month has really found her appetite and has gone from weighing 15lb 13oz one month ago to 17lb 3oz today!! (We're very impressed!!)



I'll have to look for wild salmon in stores and see whether she likes it - thank you!

Ldoo - posted on 06/10/2009

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Quoting Hayley:

I cook all of Grace's meals and don't buy any ready made meals or jars etc.

She eats chicken, white fish, lactose free cheese and milk, potatoes including new and mashed, steamed veggies (she's very good eating each one that she has including parsnip, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, sweetcorn, peas, butternut squash, cabbage, etc etc etc) she'll eat tomatoes and sometimes cucumber and grapes and she loves banana both cooked and fresh. She has rice cakes also which she loves.

Grace has a lactose intolerance which we hope is only temporary but she may also be coeliac (we're waiting for a hospital appointment to confirm) swo she can't have any gluten/wheat containing products. She was very poorly for 2 months but now we've hopefully figured out what was wrong she's a completely different and very very happy baby!

Have any of you tried giving your babies beef, lamb, pork or salmon yet? I haven't and wonder when is the "right" sort of time to maybe try. I don't eat beef or lamb myself so i'm wondering whether she would in fact like it.


I gave my daughter salmon last week. She loved it. I think wild salmon is OK. Farm-rasied apparently is a little dicey cause of potential hormones.



I haven't tried beef yet. Just haven't gotten around to searching for organic beef. She has had organic buffalo, and loved it, as well as organic sausage (think it was pork). No lamb yet.



I'm glad to hear that Grace is doing better. That must have been scary. Whatever the outcome from the doctor's visit, at least you know what's wrong when she's young so it can be controlled.

Hayley - posted on 06/10/2009

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I forgot about the seasonings, I never add salt (sodium) as their kidneys are very immature and it can damage them, but I do use garlic, onion, herbs such as basil, parsley, rosemary and thyme and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

Hayley - posted on 06/10/2009

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I cook all of Grace's meals and don't buy any ready made meals or jars etc.



She eats chicken, white fish, lactose free cheese and milk, potatoes including new and mashed, steamed veggies (she's very good eating each one that she has including parsnip, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, sweetcorn, peas, butternut squash, cabbage, etc etc etc) she'll eat tomatoes and sometimes cucumber and grapes and she loves banana both cooked and fresh. She has rice cakes also which she loves.



Grace has a lactose intolerance which we hope is only temporary but she may also be coeliac (we're waiting for a hospital appointment to confirm) swo she can't have any gluten/wheat containing products. She was very poorly for 2 months but now we've hopefully figured out what was wrong she's a completely different and very very happy baby!



Have any of you tried giving your babies beef, lamb, pork or salmon yet? I haven't and wonder when is the "right" sort of time to maybe try. I don't eat beef or lamb myself so i'm wondering whether she would in fact like it.

Viviana - posted on 06/09/2009

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I cook almost all of my son's food. I do oatmeal, veggies, brown rice, pasta, fruits, cheese. I season his food very lightly with salt sometimes garlic and onions, but that's about it. I also use the jarred food when I'm in a crunch (out of the house or busy day).

Ldoo - posted on 06/09/2009

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I steam veggies, cook chicken, give her avocado, fruits, cheese, baby cereal, etc.



I have given her some seasonings, like garlic, cinnamon, garam masala, clove, nutmeg, etc. But recently we have been giving her more meal-type foods with more flavor, like red beans and rice, chicken noodle...



She seems to be getting bored with the bland foods. Just have to remember to watch the sodium.



No baby food. She's past that, although she will take it if I offer (but no need, unless it's prunes to make her poop). I also don't buy those ready-made meals, like Gerber Graduates. Seems a waste of money if you can just make it yourself. Although I do see why you'd get them if you're traveling.

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