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Is petits filous really suitable for weaning???

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Emandwilliam Sat 16-Jul-11 09:26:17

Friend of mine recommended it, I've brought some but now not so sure.....I tried one and it tastes quite sweet. Ds is 6 months next week.

WiiDram Sat 16-Jul-11 09:27:53

Not really, well not IMO anyway.

V sugary. If you want to give something smooth, how about plain greek yoghurt?

nowwearefour Sat 16-Jul-11 09:28:18

no way. it has 4 tsp of sugar in each one. still special treat for my dd's even now (aged 6 and 4). use plain yoghurt and sweeten it with actual fruit.

SheCutOffTheirTails Sat 16-Jul-11 09:29:55

No, petit filous is FULL of sugar.

Get some plain yoghurt and mix it with pureed fruit. My DD2 is 17 months now and she is still OBSESSED with this. She'd eat her own weight in it.

You can get little fruity fromage frais pots in Sainsbury's (own brand) that have no added sugar - just the cheese mixed with fruit. That's OK.

I wouldn't give a 6 month old petit filous, and I'm not really all that fussy about stuff like that.

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Sat 16-Jul-11 09:30:41

Yep agree loads of sugar. Although have to confess DS1 loves them and there isn't much he will eat.
I did/do what nowwearefour does and use plain yogurt and flavour with real fruit.

SheCutOffTheirTails Sat 16-Jul-11 09:31:28

4 teaspoons? shock

That would take up the entire pot!

(I know sugar dissolves, but still.)

beamel Sat 16-Jul-11 09:32:41

The second ingredient listed in petits filous is sugar so personally I wouldn't give it. I use full fat live natural yoghurt either as it is or with some fruit puree or mashed fruit stirred in.

Emandwilliam Sat 16-Jul-11 09:33:44

I thought as much. They can be a treat for myself and OH. DS definitely isn't having them, thanks for coming back to me! X

EggyAllenPoe Sat 16-Jul-11 09:34:09

plain greek yoghurt also cheaper @80p per 500g....much nicer.

Emandwilliam Sat 16-Jul-11 09:42:52

Ok we'll try the Greek yoghurt at some point but we have some nice fruit and veg puree's in the freezer. To be honest when I looked at them I thought it was a bad idea, hence why I've double checked!!

What do people think about the Heinz breakfast cereals that you make up with water? And ellas kitchen pouches...

Please don't think I'm giving ds all ready made food, Im not....just interested to see if they are suitable for when Im rushed for time.

beamel Sat 16-Jul-11 13:32:43

We are not using baby cereals so can't comment on those (doing BLW, no special cereals needed), but I have nothing against them on principle. Ellas Kitchen pouches are great as fallback or out-and-about food. We spread them on rice cakes or mix them with natural yoghurt - always go down well !

Meglet Sat 16-Jul-11 13:38:32

I wouldn't. Even know I don't buy the dc's sugary yoghurts and they're 4 & 2.

We used the sainsburys own sugar free fromage frais for pudding when the dc's started eating 'properly', about 7/8 mo. Or plain yoghurt with banana mixed in.

The pouches are good when you're out and about. And we liked the Plum baby pots too, they seemed to smell a bit more like food than the others, they aren't all a minging orange colour either.

Meglet Sat 16-Jul-11 13:39:19

Even now.

YaMaYaMa Sat 16-Jul-11 13:46:02

Oh no! I thought it was supposed to be really good for weaning so my daughter has been having a few a week. I feel terrible now, I didnt realise they were full of sugar sad

4madboys Sat 16-Jul-11 14:02:20

the pouches are good for when out and about smile

i use natural yog, it only comes in big pots so i freeze it in an ice cube tray then get out what i need, so one of yog and one of fruit, put it in a tub and then stand that tub in boiling water to defrost it ( i tried microwaving but the consistency of the yog goes funny, tho it still tastes ok) this way they get the dairy without the sugar and its much cheaper smile

ruddynorah Sat 16-Jul-11 14:11:52

Read the ingredients on the side. No way will you want to feed that gunk to your kid. The adverts have a lot to answer for. Don't be sucked in!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 16-Jul-11 14:23:07

I too give plum baby fromage frais and yoghurt. Still loads of sugar though because of the fruit, but at least they don't taste sweet IYSWIM.

4madboys Sat 16-Jul-11 14:32:41

the ellas kitchen pouches DONT have loads of gunk added, they are just veg/fruit etc

i use the organix range of porridge or the plum baby porridge, again no gunk and i make it up with her regular milk (she doesnt like milk) so its a good way to get 3-4oz into her smile

it is very EASY tho to make all your own stuff, i use ellas pouches when out and away but i have bags full of multi coloured food ice cubes in my freezer, today i did a butternut squash and also a borscht soup with beetroot, carrots, onion and celery! dd loves it, its easy and cheap and i can mix in some natural yog to up her dairy intake smile

RitaMorgan Sat 16-Jul-11 14:49:35

Readybrek is fine and cheaper than baby porridge.

From 6 months it's easy enough just to give the baby what you're eating, either as finger foods or chopped/mashed - there's no need to puree or do special food. I do use fruit pouches quite a lot though as it's just fruit, ds loves to do them himself and I wouldn't buy that much of a range of fruit fresh.

I keep a couple of jars/pouches of food in the cupboard for emergencies, and if I've made a stew/cottage pie/bolognese sauce I just freeze some extra baby size portions for a quick dinner later.

4madboys Sat 16-Jul-11 15:21:46

with dd i do a combination of finger food and puree, well i blend it, but its not runny more like a thick/slightly lumpy soup iykwim?

is readybreak just plain porridge, i thought it has some sugar/salt in it?

and the plum/organix ranges make a smoother consistency and i really like the plum one myself! blush grin

ditto wait rita said about cottage pie, stew etc, the beef stew dd had was just one we had the night before and i froze the left overs, there was enough for 4 baby meals smile

i only did baby led weaning with the boys, but dd doesnt like her milk so i make the mashes etc as i can add a bit of milk to get it into her that way and she LOVES them and i happy to be spoon fed whilst she munches on finger foods, my boys wouldnt tolerate being spoon fed! they are all different and you find what works, i am still learning on no 5...

PirateDinosaur Sat 16-Jul-11 16:17:22

You can get natural petits filous which have nothing added and are the ones that PF themselves recommend for weaning (although not many places seem to sell them).

MortaIWombat Sat 16-Jul-11 16:58:18

Please be careful with Ready Brek

Grind up porridge oats with a hand-held blender, soak the resulting "flour" overnight in milk, then simmer gently in the morning for 5 mins. Healthy, cheap, tasty and easy, because you can grind up a load in one go, shove it in tupperware, and then use it as needed.

flybynight Sat 16-Jul-11 17:03:29

A 50g strawberry petit filou has 6.2g of sugar. That might be more than you would like, but it is NOT four teaspoons.

MumblingRagDoll Sat 16-Jul-11 17:07:36

I second what Pirate says.....Readybrek isn't the go with little ones.

Emandwilliam Sat 16-Jul-11 17:11:22

Thanks everyone! I am making my ds homemade food as I want him to have a healthy start in life.....and certainly won't be giving him foods with added sugar!

Yes I agree the ellas kitchen seem pretty good for out and about meals, I also like the idea of freezing yoghurt to minimise waste and keeping the costs down.

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