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What things do your 6 month old eat?

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fizzychuck89 Sat 18-Jul-15 14:23:20

started weaning DD, and I think I'm under feeding her! She's bit too bothered about milk any more she has 2 full 7 oz bottles a day and maybe 4/5 oz before bed but not always. she's having baby porridge for breakfast then sone sort of veg/meat puree followed by fruit puree or yoghurts afterwards. . should she be having 3 meals now? I've been weaning her about a month and so far she loves her food. she's got 2 teeth, so thinking about finger foods too, but not sure what to offer? DS had a very scary choking incident at 8 months on a rice cake which terrified me for life!confused
what do your babies eat? I seem to have forgotten everything!

ClunkyBoobster Sat 18-Jul-15 18:22:48

I did BLW with my DS so a bit different to you but at six months he was essentially sucking a bit of carrot and maybe a mouth full of porridge would get swished about and spat out. So no, I would be shocked to hear about 3 meals a day at 6 months.

Just offer plenty of real, whole foods (purreed if you fancy) and see what DD eats. Six months is young to be on a mostly solid diet, she'll still need milk for most of her nutrients.

Have you done an infant first aid course? That put me at ease doing food with my PFB.

The early days for us involved basic veg - cucumber sticks, carrot sticks, sweet potato - maybe a bit of hummus on pita or avocado on toast. We also did a bit of porridge with some stewed apple stirred in to make it taste a bit nicer.


JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 18-Jul-15 22:17:17

Just as a guide, she should be having a minimum of 20floz a day. Any food should be roughly an hour after a bottle and she should be having food once a day, twice as an absolute maximum. If she's hungry she needs milk to fill her up and to help her develop and grow.

The current advice is to move to 3 meals between 8 and 9 months.

There is a lot of things she can cope with, even with 2 teeth. Try things for breakfast like Ready Brek with chopped banana, buttered cinnamon and raisin bagels, beans and sausage cut lengthways, scrambled egg, toast with nut butter, porridge fingers or blueberry pancakes.

It's upto you to decide which one or two meals you give her but for the other one, you could try her with something you are having, just watch the salt. At 6 months they can cope with a roast dinner if you don't mind the mess! smile

NorahBone Sun 19-Jul-15 09:20:33

At that age I wasn't giving meals as such, just different bits of food to try throughout the day. Not in a structured way, but if I had something he might like I would offer him some.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 19-Jul-15 13:38:24

fizzy have you found the weaning talk yet? smile

fizzychuck89 Sun 19-Jul-15 20:46:02

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm a bit slow on mumsnet this weekend!
I did think 3 meals was a lot! it sounds like I'm doing something right then, she has porridge for breakfast and veggies blended for dinner, so I may start blending what we have for her and offering toast or steamed fruits and veggies! just out if interest, do any of you give baby "normal" porridge such as ready brek? If so, how do you make it up? I've been buying the one specifically for babies and it's working out quite dear for how little you get hmm xx

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 19-Jul-15 21:03:20

I just used ready brek, much cheaper and you can make it up with full fat cows milk from 6 months smile

fizzychuck89 Sun 19-Jul-15 21:12:27

Thanks so much jilted ! smile I seem to have erased the weaning stage from my mind and DS is only 2!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 19-Jul-15 21:16:32

Think that's pretty normal, you are probably worn out and busy concentrating on the here and now smile

wwbuffydo Fri 24-Jul-15 01:48:31

My DS is at exactly the same stage and I've forgotten everything too! I've been going with baby porridge for breakfast at about 9 am-maybe an hour after his last feed? Then milk until 5 when I'll give him a vegetable ( he's a big fan of sweet potato) and then fromage frais- that's to help dissolve an omaprazole tablet. I'll also give him little bits of other things, like a cucumber stick or a bit of mango if I'm making them for his big sister. He doesn't really eat them as such but there is a lot of very enthusiastic gumming! He also goes bloody nuts if he drops something so I'm taking that as a good sign! Hope this maybe helps for comparison and good luck!

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