fruit for 6mo

(7 Posts)
sharond101 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:57:25

what fruits do you offer and how do you prepare them?tried pureed apple,pureed melon,mashed banana and whole strawberries and ds has refused them all.loves all vegetables.i have in apples,pears,clementines,bananas tinned peaches,raisins,prunes&dried apricots.

CatsRule Sat 17-Nov-12 09:50:50

I started my ds with any fruit, although he preferred citrus types to begin with, and mixed it with a little baby rice. The rice gave him the milky taste too. I would either stew them, apples, pears etc or mash or grate nectarines, peaches etc or peal the white skin from oranges.

He also preferred chunks instead of puree but I was a bit scared of choking so I used one of those dispenser things. I can't remember what they are called but Asda, Boots, Smyths etc sell them. They look like a massive dummy that you put food in...I used to put chilled melon which he loved and it also helped his gums to chew on.

The only fruit that took him a while to take to was bananas but he doesn't like them mashed.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 17-Nov-12 17:08:31

sharon you may want to read this on baby rice before you rush out and buy any smile.

At that age it doesn't really matter too much how you prepare them, have you tried giving him a whole apple or pear to chew on? You can also mix them with things like weetabix or ready brek at breakfast.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 17-Nov-12 17:09:44

Oh and one thing my DS liked when he first had fruit was fruit puree mixed with a little of his usual milk.

sharond101 Sat 17-Nov-12 17:58:13

He ate pureed pear today:-)

When you say he doesn't like them, what do you mean? Babies have to try things a few times before they get a 'taste' for them.

If you give mine a spoonful of water or breastmilk, he makes this 'ugh' face, but give him it in a bottle, and he'll gulp it down!

TheNameisNOTZiggy Sun 18-Nov-12 00:03:12

My 6 month old will eat a pear or apple. I take a bite out of a small one and then he gums the rest. It is very impressive to watch. Mango fingers are good too.

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