Introducing the more difficult foods....

Nicole - posted on 02/02/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )




I am starting to want to introduce the things like tomatoes, cheese and such things like that to my daughters diet. I am trying to work up to being able to give her what we eat at dinner. We are actually very close. How did everyone introduce these things to their babies? I make my own baby food for her, so recipes and ideas are more than welcome :)


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Lyndsey - posted on 02/15/2011




Littleman tends to have anything we have now he had sirloin, garden peas, carrots, sweetcorn and baby potatoes (skin free) last night! I just rip meat into small pieces, he has a occasionally gagged if he stuffs too much in but he is watched and is gag reflex works as it should and he just gets on with it.

We went to Nandos a few nights ago and he loved it there too he had spicy rice, chicken ripped into handy pieces, chips (no salt) and sweetcorn. And he doesnt have any teeth yet but manages very well :D Each baby is different, try something if they dont like it wait a while try again :D

We did baby led weaning, he is my 4th and I feel it went exceptionally well :D

Angela - posted on 02/12/2011




cheese,toast sticks,carrot sticks,cucumber and my fave 1 yorkshire puds are great and im sure u know bananas even though its messy

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I would skip tomatoes for now. They're very acidic and can cause stomach upset and some pretty nasty diaper rashes. Wait on those until baby is at least a year old. The same goes for any citruc fruits-oranges, grapefruit, etc. As far as dairy goes, make sure cheeses are soft and that you cut it in small enough pieces that he won't choke. You can puree meats you're having at dinner. Just cook a portion without any seasoning, and pop it in the blender or food processor with a little water. Yogurt--get plain yogurt and mix in any pureed fruit. Much healthier than the store bought fruit flavored yogurt. Melissa's advice is good! My oldest daughter was allergic to dairy, and at the very least (if she didn't swell up and break out in hives) she would get a red rash around her mouth if she had any dairy. You can give scrambled eggs and toast in small pieces if she's starting to feed herself. I read a study recently where Dr's are realizing with-holding peanutes and other nuts from children's diets is actually increasing the liklihood they'll be allergic to those things. They recommended chopping walnuts into fine powder and adding to applesauce or peach purees. Keep benedryl on hand just in case. And definitely get the advice of your pediatrician. They may have a few recommendations for you, too. Good luck!

Codie - posted on 02/05/2011




i think things like tomatoes, strawberries, cheese, yogurt, milk, other dairy products ect... should wait til the 12th month personally. reason being is bc more babies have allergies to these foods and the reaction would be easier to deal with in a todler than an infant. talk to your pediatrician first.

Melissa - posted on 02/03/2011




my 7 month old son loves cheese.. he likes mac n cheese.. just remember when starting real food.. use the same food for a week to check for food alergies

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