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8 month old dairy & egg allergy - ideas for meals please?!!

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Newmum2011 Fri 14-Oct-11 17:48:21

I am waiting for an appointment with the allergy specialist but in the meantime have been told not to give my DD any dairy or egg due to her having a bad reaction.

I am running out of ideas for meals, especially as I am trying to move on to the next stage of weaning and introducing lumps. She is fine with baby pasta but any other lumps she spits out!

I have introduced a soya yoghurt to mix with fruit puree and use a soya spread on toast - she never eats the toast though, just sucks the spread off!

Any ideas pleeeeeease?!

Thank you!

lilham Fri 14-Oct-11 18:55:45

How about adding a bit of mince to her veg purees? Or pieces of bread for a more budget option? Are you cooking your own purees? You can also mash with a spoon to make them lumpier? It will take her a while to get used to lumps in her mouth. Keep offering and don't stress about it.

lilham Fri 14-Oct-11 18:56:45

Couscous and lentils would also be lovely in a veg puree.

thisisyesterday Fri 14-Oct-11 18:57:34

at 8 months she ought to be able to eat pretty much whatever you do. just minus any egg/dairy.

greeneone12 Tue 18-Oct-11 10:48:41

We are keeping my daughter off dairy and tomatos which I felt was a huge challenge but there are lots of pasta recipies out there without either. Sadly AK's book about weaning using them in almost everything!

eragon Tue 18-Oct-11 19:19:03

well, you have two issues, the lump side of things and the allergies.

so, i would go to the meat and two veg side of things, mashed potato/ rice /sweet potato with browned mince (agree the tomatos are too acidic for those with sensitive tummys and allergies,my allergic son will never be able to eat raw tomatos, and by 3 was able to have tinned/cooked tomatos in meals.)

a slow cooked chicken , beef cassrole should be ok. can she eat well forked ,mashed food?

lots of cooked veggies , like soft brocolli for her to eat herself . in fact if she refuses just save some cooked soft veg, and just let her play with it as it will encourage her to try it next time.

offer her food to finger and play with at the high chair, but mash meal if she eats it that way, and then mash slightly less as time goes by, hopefully she will stop playing and enjoy exploring the food with her mouth, and become more receptive to the idea of eating normal lumpy food.

the plus side of allergies is that you have to cook from scratch, and they enjoy a healthy diet, down side, more work for us mummys!

good luck with the allergy clinic. let us know how things go.

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