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when can u give ur baby fromag frais

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starshaker Sun 07-Aug-05 20:12:06

just read thread about cream and rememberd i wanted to know when i can feed dd them

Mosschops30 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:15:16

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hunkermunker Sun 07-Aug-05 20:16:40

Wouldn't - full of sugar

Would (and have) given DS plain yoghurt with fruit in. He loves it - particularly raspberries.

Think 4 months is way too young for any food though But I risk the wrath of the early weaners clique (again - lol!) by saying that!

hercules Sun 07-Aug-05 20:17:36

Trouble is finding a spoon to use at 4 months.

Seona1973 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:18:03

petit filous are marketed from 4 months but most of the others say on the packaging about being suitable from 6 months. You can also get Baby Danone yoghurts that are suitable from 4+ or 7+ months and are made with follow on milk.

jane313 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:18:05

you shouldn't give dairy before 6 months.

jane313 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:19:04

but surely follow on milk is only suitable (if not necessary) from 6 months?

hunkermunker Sun 07-Aug-05 20:20:00

PMSL Hercules!

Seriously though, baby food's labelled as from four months because they can get away with it now, not because it's necessarily suitable from that young. They want the money. But lots of the jars, etc have gluten in, for instance - and lots are heavily tomato based, which is another allergen.

Sorry, SS - you just asked a simple question

oops Sun 07-Aug-05 20:20:17

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NannyL Sun 07-Aug-05 20:20:36

they all say from 4 months on.... but the reality is that it is better to wait until 6 months.

(they really be having cows milk products before 6 montsh due the sodium content, and also should not really be having protein either)

However i DO accept that lots of children ARE given petit filoux etc from 4 months (as it says thaton the packet) but i would NOT give it to nay of my charges (or children when i have them) until at least 6 months.

also lots of them (exeptions of Mums 4 and anotehr that i cnat think of) are really full of sugar and other stuff i personally would NOT give to such a young baby anyway...

IF i HAD to give fromage frais to a baby under 4 months (cant imagine WHY i would have to but IF i did i would only use the ones made with follow on milk)

MY children will follow my charges with organic full fat yoghurt mixed with pureed fruits from 6 months

spacecadet Sun 07-Aug-05 20:20:38

i think they say 6 months now to err on the side of caution.

jane313 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:20:50

you could use a mustard spoon (without the mustard)

hercules Sun 07-Aug-05 20:21:04

How can you not give dairy before 6 months? What do you think formula is?

hercules Sun 07-Aug-05 20:22:02

I like adult yeo valley. really simple ingredients and organic.

hercules Sun 07-Aug-05 20:22:16

adult but give to kids

kama Sun 07-Aug-05 20:28:42

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Tipex Sun 07-Aug-05 20:29:05

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starshaker Sun 07-Aug-05 20:30:13

i am shamed to say dd is now getting baby rice and stuff shes 4 months now (was told by hv it ws ok) and so far she loves rusks (make them myself) chicken and veg stuff and baby rice but havent really given her anything with fruit (apart from a suck on a peice of melon she loved) and want her to have more fruity things 2

Seona1973 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:30:41

this is what the FSA says:

Are bio yoghurts safe for babies?

'Bio' yoghurts usually claim to contain 'live' bacteria, or 'cultures'. In most products, these will be the same types of bacteria that are found naturally in a healthy person's digestive system.

So babies don't need to eat bio yoghurts to get these bacteria. But if you want to give bio yoghurts to your baby after he or she is about six months old, this should be safe, as long as it doesn't say on the label that the product isn't suitable for babies.

Your baby needs plenty of energy to grow, so make sure you give him or her full-fat varieties of dairy products such as yoghurts and fromage frais. Remember to avoid using cows' milk as a main drink until your baby is one year old.

jane313 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:31:15

did the hv say meat and wheat were ok? blimey

starshaker Sun 07-Aug-05 20:32:40

it was the cow and gate pack for 4 months (chick and veg) and she loves it. she didnt say what to give her just that she was prob ready

hunkermunker Sun 07-Aug-05 20:33:02


Seona1973 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:33:44

yeah, its normally advised/best to avoid meats and wheat until 6 months and stick to fruits, veg, baby rice, etc until then

jane313 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:34:13

did she not give you any pamphlets too? They have guidelines so as to try and avoid food allergies/excema

jane313 Sun 07-Aug-05 20:35:17

If I ever have another baby i will almost feel sorry for my hv if I ever go to see her as I will be armed with all my mumsnet advice.

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