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is it really bad to give jars to baby still after one year of age

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bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:21:33

just with difficult baby never have time to cook properly except weekends

is it really that bad? unhealthy?

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:22:02

ps give at least organic jars....but still feel very guilty

one friend said though that some babiues can eat out jars till 18 months etc

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Fri 29-Aug-08 18:22:39

I would say it was expensive, not particulary tasty for the child and if you can only cook at weekends why not bulk cook and freeze for the week?

sarah293 Fri 29-Aug-08 18:23:25

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bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 29-Aug-08 18:23:42

I don't think it is "bad" for them but I think it is good as soon as you can to get them to eat what you eat.. just my opinion though smile

lulumama Fri 29-Aug-08 18:25:41

at aged one, a baby should be able to chew and eat and pick up food alone, so can eat what the family are eating. so for cheapness and ease alone, i would say ditch the jars

batch cook at the weekends and fill the freezer

things like jacket potatos, pasta and sauce, omlettes and frittatas take no preparation time and can easily be thrown together

of course a baby can eat jars, but no reason to, really..

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:25:52

at lunch strating to give hwat i eat but dinner i eat late eve with hubby not 5:30

so not sure what to do

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:26:43

ps baby can pick finger food but cannot pick food up with spoon yet!

lulumama Fri 29-Aug-08 18:28:19

fine, give things that can be eaten with teh fingers

spanish omlette

toast fingers to dip in stuff

pasta shapes

chunks of fruit and veg

little meat balls

etc

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Fri 29-Aug-08 18:28:25

can't you plater baby up some dinner and leave rest to be reheated for you and hubby? Or make her something simple, soup or pasta?

sarah293 Fri 29-Aug-08 18:28:27

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bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:29:36

hubby comes home after bed time

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Fri 29-Aug-08 18:29:51

You will have to cook twice then.

I have three and I have always cooked for them and then us later.

I bulk cooked and had everything in pots in the freezer. I would take 2 meals out for lunch and tea and just reheat at meal times.

Now they are bigger I cook a fresh tea each day for them and then dinner for Dh and I later.

tiggerlovestobounce Fri 29-Aug-08 18:30:12

Easier to just all eat the same surely?

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:30:15

also i can't cook cuz baby wants my attention and cries if leave him

cannot cook ever with him unless being played with by someone else

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:30:47

which mneans never...as don't have friends etc

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Fri 29-Aug-08 18:31:27

TBH at 1 he should be able to entertain himself enough for you to spend 20-30 minutes cooking. Stick him in his highchair with some toys and let him watch you. Does he nap in the day?

You could cook for you and your husband and do extra for baby the next day.

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Fri 29-Aug-08 18:32:32

So whack the kid in a highchair with something to eat like bread and butter while you quickly prepare something more substansial. This is what majority parents do...

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:33:32

he cries rral bad (see old thread) if no food in fornt of him in high chair

bumbly Fri 29-Aug-08 18:33:46

meant real bad

lulumama Fri 29-Aug-08 18:33:47

i would do as imnotmamag suggests

put him where he can see you , and talk while you cook

or cook when he is in bed

ImnotMamaGbutsheLovesMe Fri 29-Aug-08 18:34:13

Make him his breakfast and then cook then. He can eat you can cook.

lulumama Fri 29-Aug-08 18:34:15

give him a rice cake to play with whislt you make his food

nappyaddict Fri 29-Aug-08 18:34:27

ds usually has what we had the night before.

halogen Fri 29-Aug-08 19:05:50

Do you have a television? Because while you might not want your child to watch a lot of it or whatever, IMHO there is absolutely nothing wrong with letting him watch half an hour while you cook him some pasta and heat up some sauce to go with it. Or couldn't he play in the kitchen with you while you make him a cheese sandwich and some cucumber sticks or whatever?

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