Solids at home

Charity - posted on 04/12/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hey all, can you guys pls advice what solids I can prepare for my daughter at home? She's 6 months old.


Elfrieda - posted on 04/13/2013




It's very easy to do. I am very disorganized and not terribly industrious, and still my son ate probably only less than 10 store-bought jars of baby food in his lifetime, all of those during long road trips.

Some ideas:
Roast butternut squash and puree it, maybe adding a little nutmeg.
Mush up some pear, strawberry, etc. Just make sure no peel gets in there.
Steam carrots until they are very soft, mash it up for her, maybe with a little breastmilk or formula in there.
Peel apples, boil them in a little water until they are soft, mash it up.

Etc. Basically take any fruit or vegetable, make it mushy, and see if she'll eat it. (and wait 2 or 3 days after introducing one new food to give her the next new thing)

Even one bite at this age is a big meal. I would prepare maybe a tablespoon full or two, and freeze the rest every time you make some baby food. My mom gave me a food mill when my son was 6 months old, and I LOVED it. It was a Kidco brand one, just hand cranked. It went everywhere with me in the diaper bag so my son always had something to eat even at a restaurant. (as long as I ordered healthy things!)

I love this stage! The faces babies make are hilarious. I have a 5 month old who seems very interested in food. So I tried giving her one microscopic piece of soft carrot yesterday, and she chomped around and made faces and managed to get it down after a bit of gagging. I don't think she's quite ready yet because she was so weirded out by the whole thing, so I'll wait a while longer. Just give it a try, maybe your daughter will like it, maybe not. If not, there's no rush. I think you have until 8 or 9 months before you really should be giving her SOME solids.

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