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oct 04 babies-what are you feeding them?

(8 Posts)
arrraagggh Wed 25-May-05 10:00:39

Hi, im running out of ideas for meals to give ds. I want to introduce more family meals but what are they allowed to eat can he have beans, hoops or quorn sausages etc

biglips Wed 25-May-05 10:04:24

i just puree everything as ive made fish and minted peas, scrambled egg, carrots and mash, sunday dinner - meat, broccoli, carrot and mushy peas, burgers and mash with peas .....

if you want, join on the "oct 04 - 6 months already!" thread as we are all there and you feel more comfortable as everyone is in the same boat as you.

beansprout Wed 25-May-05 10:22:08

So far not a lot. Ds is 7m (today!) and only wanted solids 10 days ago. 3 cubes of pureed fruit for lunch and a bit of veg for tea. The rest is b/milk. He's still big for his age so am not worried and am just going at his pace.

cazzybabs Wed 25-May-05 10:44:25

only fruit and weg mixed with breast milk and rice (normal not baby anymore).

When she is 8 months will introduce some meat and lentils.

If you used processed food - such as quorn etc becauseful because of all the added extras such as salt/milk/wheat proteins etc.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 25-May-05 10:46:18

My DS2 is 8 months, and I'm just giving him our food. I'm not pureeing. We went out for Vietnamese on the weekend, he had prawn crackers, chargrilled pork, satay chicken, the whole thing.

His favourite foods are meat, bananas, and melons. Oh, and bread.

(We don't have concerns about allergies, and all our home-cooked meals have no added salt, so I don't fret about a bit of salt while we're out.)

beansprout Wed 25-May-05 10:50:06

Wow - NQC, that's amazing. Ds is a very, very long way from that! I had thought that late weaning would mean he would take to it quickly, but that really hasn't been the case!

NotQuiteCockney Wed 25-May-05 13:20:48

Oh, Beansprout, DS2 took ages to start eating, though - for almost a month, I would offer purees, and other stuff, too, and he'd generally ignore me.

But a friend is really into the late-weaning thing, she's a BFC, and some of what she said really made sense. DS2 is much happier just eating table scraps.

One of the most interesting points is, when a baby is little, they decide how much and when to feed, really (assuming they're breastfed). When they're bigger, they decide how much and when to eat (you can't force-feed a 5-year-old). So why, in the middle, do we spend time stuffing food down them?

NotQuiteCockney Wed 25-May-05 13:22:17

Oh, meant to add - he does spill things. He doesn't always want to eat when I offer food (except for melons and bananas). He's still a baby. And he generally won't eat anything off a spoon.

His favourite way to eat is to sit on my lap, and we take turns taking bites of whatever.

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