weaning gone haywire!!!

(5 Posts)
elliefant Mon 03-Mar-14 09:16:20

My baby is 8.5 months old - Ive been weaning the last couple of months, I started on pureed veg and fruits and then progressed onto lumpier foods and she was on 3 meals a day. I was using jars and pouches (tut tut) but my baby has suddenly gone off the savoury jars but will happily eat desserts. She has however in the last couple of days been eating food of my plate if its suitable for her (mostly mash n veg) and just lately been really enjoying toast. I was scared to offer her finger foods due to choking esp since a scary episode with a rice cake!!! My dilemma is what do I feed her now - she cannot have toast all day every day even if I try changing the toppings. I thought perhaps scrambled eggs and mash with veg but again its not much variety. Plus she naturally dropped her milk feeds during the day so I'm worried about nutrients etc. (she has 3x 7oz bottles in the evening/during the night). I feel like I've totally messed this up and any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 03-Mar-14 09:25:33

With the milk she will be fine.

An you try steamed veg and soft fruit as finger foods. Rice cakes gone apart and are very dry so that would explain the problem.

Finger foods are important for speech as they strengthen jaw muscles.

Just do stuff you will eat there's no need really for jars and pouches now. She can have spag Bol, (although use pasta not spaghetti) jacket potatoes with cheese or tuna, stew etc just take hers out before you season and squish up a bit.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 03-Mar-14 09:28:21

Fish cakes are good too. I used to make tuna and salmon ones

Meat balls
Mac and cheese
Steak with mash potato and fried onions (u can mix it all together)

Shepherds pie

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 03-Mar-14 09:40:27

Also you can make your own tomato sauce. Roast up a load of tomatoes and peppers maybe some corgette. Then blend with some pasatta or tinned tomatoes and voila a hidden veg tomato sauce perfect on its own with pasta or with mince in lasagne or bolognaise. (May need a little sugar depending on the tomatoes)

elliefant Mon 03-Mar-14 12:29:45

thank you so much - i will definately try your ideas even tho im a terrible cook lol. i think my main worry has been the choking issue but i won't know what she's capable of eating unless I try!!!

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