Very first tastes.

(7 Posts)
NoTeaForMe Wed 30-Oct-13 17:47:33

If you waited until 6 months what did you do as a first taste? Did you still do baby rice? Or did you do a puréed vegetable? Or fruit? Or straight into a stick of something? Are normal cereals ok as a first taste?

My first daughter is only 3 so you'd think I would remember! But then I started a few weeks before 6 months so started with baby rice and then purees.

Any advice?!

DanielHellHoundMcSpaniel Wed 30-Oct-13 17:50:13

Well, DS2 stole a breadstick from my plate in Pizza Hut aged about 23 weeks so maybe not the best answer. DS1 had a green bean I recall.

First actual proper sat-down planned food was breakfast - a bit of porridge with banana mashed in I think.

I had a cooked carrot in sticks for her, and I mashed a bit and gave her a bit whole. Good choice - easy to see the next morning that she had eaten some..

jimblejambles Wed 30-Oct-13 17:55:13

I have just started weaning dd (24 weeks) she had baby rice as first meal. Then I made her sweet potato purée. She has just stolen a bit of cheese sandwich off my plate and is happily gumming that as I type.
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PicnicPie Wed 30-Oct-13 17:55:15

I started with baby rice and added different fruit purees, bananas, apples, pears to introduce different flavours. I started with baby rice as I thought it would be kinder on the digestive system and then added a blob of one of the Ella's pouches. As DD got used to the tastes I reduced the baby rice and just went into purees.

When she was familiar with different tastes, I started to give her large pieces of melon and banana to suck on so she could learn to feed herself. I did a mix of BLW and purees/ mush.

NoTeaForMe Wed 30-Oct-13 18:03:48

With my first I definitely did baby rice as breakfast for around a week and then first tast carrot as a lunch. I think But I feel like I can 'go for it' a bit more second time round. Partly because I'm waiting a few more weeks. If I do breakfast first then can I just go straight for porridge? Would ready brek be better than oat-so-simple? Surely I don't need to buy a baby cereal?!

DanielHellHoundMcSpaniel Wed 30-Oct-13 18:24:52

No you don't need to buy baby cereal - its a marketing gimmick. Ready Brek or ordinary porridge oats are best as they contain no added salt or sugar. You can flavour it up with some banana or fruit puree if you want. If you're waiting til 6 months you don't need to go completely mushy. Anything which they can hold in the hand and is well-cooked or soft is fine.

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