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'proper' food you can spoon feed a baby

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KD0706 Thu 04-Oct-12 16:57:05

We did baby led weaning with dd1, which suited her. But dd2 seems a different creature, not so into her finger foods but very keen on spoons of food. Usually we spoon in a bit then she takes over with loaded spoons.

I don't want to go down the route of shoving a whole meal in a blender for her. She just eats what we eat like dd1 did, but it has to be something she can eat off a spoon. Eg she won't eat a piece of chicken or a slice of toast. Of course I'm still offering these finger foods. But I'd like more ideas of things I can spoon her.

She has had and enjoyed Bolognaise, cottage pie, mashed potato and gravy, loves yoghurt, rice pudding etc. also soup she enjoys.

Id be grateful for any other meal ideas. Thanks.

OneLittleToddlingTerror Thu 04-Oct-12 17:13:49

How about couscous salad and stir fried rice? By the way, I just came back from Hong Kong and Singapore, and I see parents in restaurants hacking normal food furiously with a pair of scissors for their babies/toddlers. You can do that to any food to make it spoon feedable.

NellyBluth Thu 04-Oct-12 17:20:48

I managed to get small bits of fishcake on a spoon the other day, I was quite impressed with myself.

By finger foods, do you mean putting them in front of your DD and letting her feed herself? DD isn't at one with this whole feeding herself malarkey, she can't get enough food into her mouth and gets stroppy, but she will open her mouth if you offer her lumps of food. Its slightly like feeding a baby bird, and has lead to me pre-chewing some food (something I thought was absolutely disgusting before we started weaning, but I've just sort of ended up doing), but it does mean she will eat chicken, bread, unblended fruit etc.

KD0706 Thu 04-Oct-12 18:02:17

Thank you.
Yes I mean if I stick a toast strip in front of her on her high chair she might pick it up and look at it. Perhaps give it a lick but isn't interested in eating if.

We have bought crisp type things by Ella's kitchen called pufflets which she really likes they are like bits of puffed wheat. I have to pop them in her mouth but then she's totally able to chew them etc.

DowagersHump Thu 04-Oct-12 18:03:41

Maybe she's not ready? How old is she?

KD0706 Thu 04-Oct-12 18:08:28

She's seven months. She really enjoys her solids, her eyes light up and she pumps her arms (do you know what I mean??) when she's offered food.

I also feel that in the past week she will be a bit grumpy between breastfeeds and just a little bit of solid food cheers her up. Maybe breaking the monotony for her, but I wondered whether she is now liking and wanting the feel of solids in her tummy.

Never had this with dd1. She was capable and willing to feed herself but just not that fussed about solids till about nine or ten months.

I'm happy to be led by dd2 (as I was with dd1 - I wasn't really fussed that she was so 'slow'). But I'm really feeling that she wants the food. Not from a hunger point of view, but that she likes it, I don't know maybe the chewing, the feeling of solids in her tummy...

BikeRunSki Thu 04-Oct-12 18:09:03

Banana custard
Apple crumble
Baked beans

KD0706 Thu 04-Oct-12 18:10:40

Is omletteem an auto correct or something new I've not heard of ??

littlepiggie Thu 04-Oct-12 18:16:26

Lentil curry (v mild) with rice
Tuna pasta bake using tiny pasta
Fish pie topped with mash
Mashed banana and ice cream
Fish, eg salmon, mash and mushy peas
Baked potato with beans
Corned beef hash (I hate it but dp and dc love it)
Mashed potato and carrots with chicken chopped really tiny

DowagersHump Thu 04-Oct-12 18:41:33

Oh yes, I do know what you mean about pumping arms! <feels a wee bit broody>

Some good ideas here. Teeny pasta with pesto and philly is also a good one. Or mashed sweet potato and/or butternut squash

KD0706 Sat 06-Oct-12 12:47:45

Thank you all for these great suggestions.
She had baked potato last night and seemed to like it.

I think she would happily live on yoghurt at the mo! So it's good to have inspiration for different things.

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