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MrsBigD Sat 12-Mar-05 19:51:44

I know some of you are going to hate me! I would have would I have come across this when trying to get dd to eat 3 years ago...

Here it is... ds is 6.5 months old and has been on baby solids (the slush) since 3 months old. Lately (since he's had his 2nd tooth come through) though he turns his face away if I dare offer him baby jars for 4 or even 7 month olds... he wants 'proper' food! i.e. small pieces of toast, bread, carrots, pasta, potatoes, avocado etc. You should see him when we sit down for brekkie/lunch/dinner... his eyes pop wide open and he nearly leaps out of his seat and pines! I know one is supposed to start them on solids when they show interest but his is more like an obsession

He also has about 20-30 oz of his formula milk a day. Do I need to add he's a wonderful little heffalump nicely filling out size 6-9 month clothing? Oh it's such a pleasure having a babe that eats after the struggle I had with dd!

My mum, who's visiting at the moment asked me whether 'that's normal'. I think it's not, but ds seems to cope with it alright.

I think my question now is what else can I feed him so his nutrition is balanced?

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 12-Mar-05 19:58:16

lots of thinly sliced, steamed or roasted veg. Rice cakes with huumous or avocado.

Gobbledigook Sat 12-Mar-05 20:00:43

MrsBigD - d'you know what, my ds3 is very similar. He's not that big on his puree food but he loves having a rusk or something to properly chew on. Good thread - hope we get lots of suggestions! I'm a bit worried about him choking on proper sticks of carrot or something. He is also 6.5 months (when was your ds born?).

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 12-Mar-05 20:10:51

over steam the veggies and keep an eye. The DTs still regularly choke on new things. Rice cakes and rusks are good. Eggy bread (baked in oven if you're worried about frying). What about the dreaded fish fingers. The DTs have loved those for ages. Will put my thinking cap on. Ooh yes, steamed apple or pear. In fact a very ripe pear is soft enough. What about bits of banana? btw I don't hate you.

MrsBigD Sat 12-Mar-05 20:15:41

gotta make a note of all this and get the steam pot out

Gobbledigook - ds was born early September 2004

MTMML - The banana did cross my mind tonight when ds was chomping away on my boiled carrots! I'll try the banana tomorrow for brekkie and see how he goes

MrsBigD Sat 12-Mar-05 20:16:24

oh and the other problem I have is that ds wants to feed himself but hasn't quite got the coordination yet iykwim

Gobbledigook Sat 12-Mar-05 20:17:36

Ah, my ds was very end of August 2004. A lovely extra Virgo for the family (I'm one too - early Sept).

So is your ds OK eating your boiled carrots? He doesn't choke?

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 12-Mar-05 20:18:04

That's when you spoon in as much of the mush as you can.

MrsBigD Sat 12-Mar-05 20:26:05

Gobbledigook - nope ds doesn't choke. I give him very small pieces and if they're a bit hard pre-chew them a little bit (sorry for the image!)

MTMML as for spooning in stuff when he misses... not quite that easy as his not so little arms and hands are always in the way . I've got a great pic of ds though when he was chomping away on a 1/4 slice of toast this morning!

lockets Sat 12-Mar-05 20:29:58

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MrsBigD Sat 12-Mar-05 20:30:49

oh great!
So that's banana for brekkie
broccoli for lunch
anybody for dinner?

Oh mn is sooooo great!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 12-Mar-05 20:30:58

then you should post said photo on the members profile thread You need to develop speed and agility to avoid the thrashing limbs lol

emmatmg Sat 12-Mar-05 20:31:10

My Ds1 was like this (actually....was it Ds2 can't remeber)

Anyway one of them was just like this and when I mentioned it to the HV (New, young, everything by the book type HV) she was horrified.

Stupid cow said he must have his food at least mashed (she even wrote it in his red book)........Deeerrrrrr....I had tried that but he wouldn't eat it so i just carried on with what I was doing.
I mean, what was I supposed to do??? starve the poor child just becuse her book said he should eat lumps.

scottishmumto1 Sat 12-Mar-05 20:31:44

my 6.5mth dd is just the same. sometimes i wonder if i am feeding her too much. she takes 28 oz of formula a day now i am off the breast and she has 3 solid meals a day, including porridge, steamed fruit and veg for lunch and tea and the occasional rusk and treat as well, and she has a couple of the small yogurts a day too. she is very happy and contented

emmatmg Sat 12-Mar-05 20:32:33

should'NT eat lumps

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sat 12-Mar-05 20:33:26

Roast sweet potato chips, roast parsnip chips with fish fingers or AK's meat balls (he can squish them with his hands), if you think he can manage the meat, but he should be ok.

dinny Sat 12-Mar-05 20:54:28

ds just started on baby rice two days ago (he is just over six months) and he hates it. Just wants to eat what we're eating. He ate a Cow&Gate biscuit today with amazing dexterity. May just feed him some of the suggested foods here!

dinny Sat 12-Mar-05 20:54:29

ds just started on baby rice two days ago (he is just over six months) and he hates it. Just wants to eat what we're eating. He ate a Cow&Gate biscuit today with amazing dexterity. May just feed him some of the suggested foods here!

WestCountryLass Sat 12-Mar-05 23:50:52

My DD is 8 months and she has always turned her nose up at slop. I give her those baby biscuits (savoury), rice cakes, veggies and bits of bread etc and dip them in the slop for her.

You should have seen ehr tonight, her eyes were like saucers looking at my pizza (Saturday night is fast food night in this house) and against all my better judgement I gave her a bit of the crust and she was making lots of appreciative noises!

MrsBigD Sun 13-Mar-05 10:42:59

well ds has had the innards of a burger bun, some pre-chewed chips , pasta shapes in tomatoe sauce (1/2 a small tin) as dd didn't want it anymore and he nearly had a fit looking at it... he absolutely loved it!

Tried some small banana pieces this morning, but dh's jam & peanutbutter toast was the preferred option... no peanut allergy so far phew

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Sun 13-Mar-05 10:45:55

well done baby big d.

MrsBigD Sun 13-Mar-05 10:48:02

He's a glutton!

Ponka Sun 13-Mar-05 10:56:12

DS (nearly 10 months) loves fine flaked fish (check for bones), shredded chicken, mixed veg, bread, scones, pancakes, cinammon bagels, avocado chunks, a fistful of rice/ couscous, pieces of egg yolk.

MrsBigD Mon 14-Mar-05 19:24:13

well tonight happily chomped away on a rice cracker! Boy was that a sticky mess but he was happy

MrsBigD Wed 16-Mar-05 20:32:40

update on ds... tonight he had some prawn crackers and a tiny weeny bit of noodles out of a chicken chow mein thanks to my experimenting dh! and guess what.... he LOVED it!

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