Hello, just wondering if anyone has come across no added sugar yoghurt or fromage frais in a pouch like the Ella's/Plum type pouches for purée? My BLW baby (8 months) had half a pouch of puréed fruit today from a friend who's baby did not want it and he was able to suck it straight from the pouch; I'd love for him to be able to do this with yoghurt as he is ridiculously messy with a spoon and only gets about a third of a pot in on a good day! Thanks!
Haha! Super sanitised! You should see him now eating his eggy bread! he also gets it returned to him from the floor so maybe check the OP's reasoning before jumping to conclusions! I wanted it from a pouch so that he can get more of it. His spoon skills are not great (yes, practise makes perfect, I know) so he ends up eating a tiny bit and wearing the rest, this is fine in the evening, pre bath, but doesn't work at any other time of day. I would love for him to have yoghurt in the morning to fill his tummy and give me a bit of a break from BF, it's like feeding a newborn at the moment...BLW is very, very slow for him...a successful breakfast, like today's was 1/8 of a piece of eggy bread. He is perfectly happy and not frustrated at mealtimes, just really doesn't eat much. I hope this adequately explains the question in my OP!
Oh, and thanks for the suggestion iggly but that doesn't solve the problem. I've not really found any other foods to rival yoghurt in the messy stakes but suppose the messier ones like Bolognese or similar are evening meals for us. He eats a huge range of things and wears a bib with sleeves, I haven't found anything else that a few wipes won't handle.
Thank you twelve! They do list sugar in the ingredients...I don't k ow how fussy I should be wing about this, currently I don't give him anything with sugar in it except for bread...any advice? I guess it's better for me to be feeding him constantly than for him to have sugar... darn.
Any suggestions for spoons that are good? I've tried three kinds. We have the same problem with porridge - he won't/can't really eat anything from a spoon, only finger foods, but even then tiny tiny amounts. I guess he doesn't really 'get' the food thing yet, just managed really well with the pouch yesterday.
I think 8mo is a bit young to really manage well with a spoon. I can't remember when my DD can eat yoghurt with a spoon, but it's not spooning but dipping the yoghurt. You can't dip porridge, as least I can't imagine it! It's only around 17-18mo she can scoop weetabix efficiently up with a spoon.
Oh I'm assuming he won't take things off a spoon from you. My DD was like this. She only started accepting food off a spoon from us after she could eat with a spoon herself. By that time, I was mainly just scraping the last bit of yoghurt or weetabix for her from the bowl.
The yeo valley tubes have got sugar in, but not as much as frubes (they certainly don't taste like they have much sugar).
I find a good dairy/fruit combo is to chunks of cheese with a fruit pouch (like the plum/hipp organic ones) although ds doesn't eat cheese so he has a triangle of dairylea or a small pot of philadelphia which he scoops out with his fingers (less messy than yoghurt)
Hipp/Ellas and Plum all do breakfast pouches - stuff like porridge or ricepudding with fruit in.
Iggy if you mean putting it in her mouth upside down, then yes, DD has been able to do that for a long time. I am too lazy for porridge so I don't know that can stay on an upside down spoon. Weetabix certainly can't. But DD has been eating that with her hands before moving to a spoon. I use adult full fat yoghurt from onken and yeo, and they aren't as thick as the fromage frais. They definitely don't stay on upside down spoons either. I don't mind about sugar, so have no qualms about feeding DD adult sugar laden yoghurts.
Most of it stays inthe spoon no problem. Unless its incredibly sloppy. But something like thick frontage frais should be ok, especially on a metal spoon (which I suggested in the link).
Babies can't realistically be expected to spoon feed as we do until around 18 months because their bones don't harden up. They can't do the proper wrist action. Which is why hand self feedin is recommended as before then, they develop a sense of independence and want to feed themselves!
That cutlery looks good iggly and the straw idea is really good, I'll give it a try. I will also bring him down for breakfast in just a nappy then give him an extra wash on days that I have time and let him get caked in stuff. Usually I give him toast as it's easy but 1/8 of a slice is about all he'll manage at best. Maybe he is just a milk monster not a big eater... I will try getting more messy and see if it helps at all.