baby food with meat

User - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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at what age are you supposed to start giving your baby the baby food with meat?

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Anna - posted on 10/07/2009

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I make all my baby's food (veggies, fruits, and just today did turkey for the first time). She's 7 1/2 months old, and we just tried turkey today. I had ground turkey meat from the deli counter, browned it up on the stove, pureed it with a little water in my food processor, and it works really well. She pulled a face when she tried it, but we'll keep trying until she likes it! It's really not that time consuming to make your baby's food because it freezes well and keeps for 3 months. I make big batches and keep them in the freezer in individual servings (I freeze them in ice cube trays and then store them in Ziploc freezer bags). I agree that the jar stuff smells awful and I wouldn't want to feed my baby something that I wouldn't eat. She gets all homemade food (I even make her milk from scratch *wink*) and I feel so good knowing what's in her food! :)
Side note: It's best to keep all salt, oils, and refined sugar out of baby's food for as long as possible! It's good to puree food for her, but do it without adding stuff to it! (The previous poster's idea of Shepherd's pie or savoury mince would be much better if you only did the whole foods without the seasonings, oils, or salt.....plain meats and veggies pureed).

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I used one of those little hand-held blenders and mashed up minced meat meals (such as Shepherd's pie and savoury mince) and fed them with mashed potato. It worked for my two kids.

Gloria - posted on 10/06/2009

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I love the idea of a food processor. I never got one and managed to do okay, but I think it would be a great way to keep your baby on fresh foods. Especially if you have the time to use it for all the baby's meals.

Gloria - posted on 10/06/2009

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No I didn't feed it to them. They can get the protein from other foods. When my little ones where nine months I did fresh mash foods. Such as beans, turkey and chicken.

Michelle - posted on 10/06/2009

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I bought a food processor and used that to get the meat to the right consistency. I'm in Ontario, but my doctor told me that meats is now the recommended first food because of the iron in it (use to be veggies). Good luck with it (my daughter loves most types).

Kayla - posted on 10/06/2009

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i say to stay away from the turkey in turkey gravy it smells like cat food going in and coming out. the ones mixed with veggies smell the best if baby food could smell good.

User - posted on 10/06/2009

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did you feed them to your babies or how did you do it? because it does seem really gross!

Gloria - posted on 10/06/2009

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I was always hesitant to feed my children the jar meats....but if you're going to feed it to your baby she is well over ready at nine months.

Kayla - posted on 10/06/2009

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my son is a year old and i've learned that a lot of things are at your discretion. every baby is different. just try a few bites and see how she does.

User - posted on 10/06/2009

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she will be nine months old on the 19th and eats great i just havent been giving them to her because my ped never mentioned anything so i didnt know if there was a certain age that you start them

Kayla - posted on 10/06/2009

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you can start at about 6 months. depending on how ready your baby is. if they are starting to try to mash things up a little bit they are most likely ready for the thicker meat baby food.

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