pasta?

(11 Posts)
sparker22 Thu 19-Sep-13 13:16:54

can I give my 6.5 month baby adult pasta? I've always got lots of tesco value pasta in the cupboard and was hoping I could cook my phoebe some?

thanks

I do! Although she can't get a proper grip of it to get it in her mouth sad

noblegiraffe Thu 19-Sep-13 16:15:27

Absolutely. Fusilli is about the right size for them to hold and still have a bit sticking out to chew.

sparker22 Thu 19-Sep-13 16:15:50

great smile I'll give her some pasta for dinner! smile

I wasn't sure if the baby pasta was any different to the 'adult' pasta.

thanks smile

flavourforbaby Sat 21-Sep-13 20:01:31

Absolutely!! But, please give your baby a good quality pasta.....pasta is a good source of protein as well as carbohydrate (your baby needs lots of this). The good quality pastas also taste good and your baby will really appreciate that.

As pasta is only made from flour (wheat) and water it's crucial to eat a pasta that has been made from strong wheat flour as it will contain lots more protein. A good way to tell if the pasta is of high quality is the cooking time, it can be as long as 10 minutes. The surface of the dry pasta should also look quite rough/floury, which also means that it's made from good quality flour and the pasta dough, once it's been made into the pasta shape, has been allowed to dry out slowly so the protein stays intact!

docsarah Sat 21-Sep-13 20:36:23

flavourforbaby Just checked the nutritional value for Tesco Value spaghetti versus De Cecco spaghetti and there is absolutely minimal difference - 12g protein per 100g vs 13g. I'd have no hesitation feeding my baby value pasta.

Mehrida Sat 21-Sep-13 20:40:10

Go for it! I found fusili was the easiest for him to get a grip of. Penne just slipped right thru his fingers!

stargirl1701 Sat 21-Sep-13 20:41:28

Yes.

FacebookWanker Sat 21-Sep-13 20:43:26

I never bought the child/baby pasta. I thought it was just a gimmick. Is it lower in salt?

IsThatTrue Sat 21-Sep-13 20:45:16

I was given baby pasta and its rubbish.

Adult pasta all the way!

sparklekitty Sun 22-Sep-13 08:25:15

My DD loves pasta! Fusilli is definitely the best for them to get a hold on but we give her anything if we run out. Spaghetti and linguine are also good if you chop it into shorted bits, they can grab handfuls of it.

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