My 6mo old doesnt like any of the baby foods. any suggestions on what table foods i can give him now safely?
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Stephanie - posted on 02/16/2009
you can pretty much try anything you have for dinner (except eggs until age 1) just by putting it in the blender on purree. Saves you tons of money doing it this way anyhow just remember not to put too much spice and salt in the babies portion.
Angie - posted on 02/16/2009
I made my own baby foods and I used organic frozen veggies like green beans or peas. Stay away from fried foods or foods that have more than one ingredient since it will be easier to figure out food allergies if they should occur. Sweet potatoes are great but regular mashed potatoes aren't as healthy. Meats can wait for a few months until you are pretty well established with several veggies. OH, I also fed them no sugar added applesauce.......... Good luck!!!
Pauline - posted on 02/16/2009
I have not fed either of my kids jarred baby food. You can cook and puree sweet potatoes, bannans, peas, make apple sauce etc. There are a couple of great books for making your own baby food. One is "Super Baby Food" by Ruth Yaron and the other is "First Meals" by Annabel Karmel. Yaron is very pro veggitarian, which I am not, but if you put that aside, her advice on introducing and preparing foods is very good. I liked and use both books. Happy baby food making.
Amy - posted on 02/16/2009
I have 3 kids, 4, 2 &1. All but the middle one ( of course) started solids at 3-4 mo. I would just give them whatever I had for dinner. Fruit & veggies first, then meat later ( 6 mo.) My middle one was picky, so I actually pureed it and added it to some formula or breast milk in a bottle. Everyone will tell you that any way you do it is wrong, so just go with you're instincts. If your child eats it, great. If not, then maybe he's not ready. You and you're baby will know. i just checked guidelines for what was safe and what wasn't. They say you can give you're baby egg yolks, but not the whites, but, just like everything else, they change their minds all the time. And I know I will get a TON of boos for this, but sometimes I just added a little salt to the jarred food (not fruit, obviously) and they ate it right up! Good luck
Jeanette - posted on 02/16/2009
homemade foods r the best n cheepest way,boil veg ,sweet potato ,fish ,then baby milk cheese there r also pasta rice chicken u can just mix n c wat u come up with add oxo 2 make gravy pudding r easy 2 boil up apple peach plum u got pudding um make own rice pudding rice flakes make with babys milk if u want flavour add bit coco powder always liquid dyes put in 2 pots, ice cube trays just c wat works 4 u good luck
Mollie - posted on 02/16/2009
Like Lucy Keenan, my babies never liked commercial baby foods. Besides, at 6 months, your baby may be telling you that he is just not ready for table foods yet. I had one daughter who barely ate any table foods before about 10 months. Introducing foods too early is just an invitation to later food allergies. If I were in your shoes, I'd do a little research on this issue before trying to introduce a variety of table foods. Then start with foods that are naturally easy for baby to handle, like mashed banana or avocado.
Heidi - posted on 02/16/2009
applesauce, oatmeal, cream of wheat, mashed potatoes. if they have a few teeth you can get into soft mushy stuff cut really really small.i would cut hot dogs into little bits smaller than a dime and both of my kids would naw away on them. cheeses are good but will bind them up if you give them alot.
Kerry - posted on 02/16/2009
When I first started giving my son table food I gave him pasta, french fries, mashed potatoes, i bought the gerber baby snacks. Before I gave him anything even the baby foor I tried one to mke sure it did indeed dissolve fast, and would not cause a choking hazard. You can go by those baby fruit meshers. They are amazing. You stick whatever you want in them, and the baby can knaw on them. It does not have to be fruit. I have put ice pops in them before. It allows the baby to eat table food while taking away all the nervousiness that comes with it. You can find them at Target, Babie'R'Us, Wal-Mart.
Lucy - posted on 02/16/2009
I never fed my daughter baby food... always made my own... I did try her with the odd jar of baby food, but always found that she didn't really enjoy them! So, I made my own... I would make allsorts... I would boil veg and potatoes mash them together and then after they had cooled would put the mix into ice cubes and freeze... then just warm up in the microwave when needed.
I would giver her cheese and potato pie, shepards pie, all the vegtables... gravy... there is loads you can do... home cooking always better x