I'm fed up with giving my ds apple, pear or peach for fruit. Are strawberries suitable at this stage and how do i get rid of seeds? I don't have a mouli (have a blender).
What other fruit can i use that i can get hold of easily and is quick to prepare?
strawberries not usually recommended for first stage becuase I think they are more allergenic than some others (plus being difficult to prepare!)
how about bananas, apricot, nectarine, mango, pawpaw, melon, plums. thats about all I can think of for the first weaning stage!
i heard that they not good because of allergy possibility before 12 months. my friend worked at fruit farm last summer and told me a lot about what is they used to grow them. i'm scared to buy and it them myself now
Why not potatoes? I was recommended to start on them although my ds didn't like them anyway!
Stupid question but what does a pawpaw look like. all i know is "Baloo" sung about them in "jungle Book"!!!!!!!!!!!!
Two reasons to delay potatoes (though not everyone agrees). Firstly they are loaded with starch that many young babies can't digest, so it fills them up without giving them much nutrition and just slides straight through giving very yucky nappies. Secondly the potato is actually poisonous, although cooking makes it safe. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines are all from the same plant family - gardeners can testify to the unpleasant effects of tomato sap. Personally I can't, but I've heard my fil curse them often enough! Freshly squeezed tomato juice is given to babies with constipation, and it can work like a jet engine.
A papaya/pawpaw looks rather like a green or greeny-yellow mango, but often more symmetrical and with one end slightly elongated. You'll probably find them next to the mangos in the supermarket. They are yummy, but also something to go easy on in a young baby (personally I wouldn't give them on an empty stomach) because they are the main ingredient in meat-tenderiser.
Thanks for info. Sometimes i think it's better not to know what the effect foods have on us!!!
I discovered last night whilst searching tescos what a pawpaw was, I never realised is was another name for papaya!! Which I'd already thought of getting.
Any more suggestions/reasons of what i should avoid, he's been weaned for a month now.