starting solids

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Registered: 10-28-2009
starting solids
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 10:58am

so we finally hit our 6 month mark today, just curious how did all of you start solids, how much, and what did u give. I think im going to skip cereal all together and go to green veggies. i was going to start with a tablespoon a day total how does this sound?

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Registered: 10-06-2008
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 11:57am

Sounds great to me! I skipped cereal altogether and went straight to veggies myself. I made my own mostly. I had the fancy baby cooker but never even really used it. I pretty much cooked her veggies the same way ours were cooked. Of course pureed and no salt. In a pinch I used the "earth's best" jarred. It was great for variety and on the go. I am sure a few teaspoons at a time will be enough. She will let you know.

Just remember "if at first you don't succeed try,try again". Its a new experience to a little one and she may turn her nose up to it but with in a few weeks it will be much easier if not fun! Good luck!

*just an idea. I would cook carrots and other veggies in organic low/no sodium chicken broth. It helps with flavor and texture. baked sweet potatoes w/ alittle cinnamon are a favorite. My DD LOVED the sweet green peas in a jar......"earths best" organics.


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Registered: 06-11-2007
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 1:45pm

We did start with baby rice and baby oatmeal at 6 months. When Madeline tolerated that, I made her some pureed veggies and mixed them in (initially) with the rice to get used to the taste. I started with carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash (I think). She also LOVED avocado, which was great because I didn't have to do anything to it except scoop it and mash it. Bananas were great as well, because I didn't have to do anything but cut and mash. She was a pretty good eater, but some of the foods it took her a few tries to try before she really liked them.

As for the amount, I was BFing, so my ped told me to give it to her right after I Br'ed. I just gave her a little bit, to get her used to the textures, thinking it was a bit of a snack, not like a meal. I never really measured. Madeline was always really good at moderating her own intake, so if she had enough she would let me know.

GL and take lots of pictures! I always loved the faces I saw when she tried new foods!!

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 8:27pm

Avocado, sweet potato, and sweet potato are all great nutrient dense first foods, which also happen to not require a lot of prep (just fork mash!)

I'm lazy, so I don't like to do a lot of work to prepare special baby foods.


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