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What meals can we all have together? Stuck!

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sleepingsatellite Fri 09-Nov-12 19:40:59

DS2 will be 6m next month and I'm worried about weaning. With DS1 I did AK, lots of purees in pots and he loved it. Cannot afford to do seperate meals now though so DS2 will have to have what we have. What exactly could that be though? He is allergic to anything dairy, and has silent reflux so does tend to bring stuff back up. Could he have cottage pie/lamb casserole/lasagne? Will be homemade and I dont use salt, but are onions and garlic ok for a 6m old? Pepper? Tuna? Aaargh help please!

Goonatic Fri 09-Nov-12 19:45:52

Could you do mash/mince/veg etc from your dinner separately and then try them out on DS? Banana is always easy! Sorry, mine are older now!

BikeRunSki Fri 09-Nov-12 19:51:16

At 6 months babies can have pretty much anything, the main exceptions bring soft eggs, honey, alcohol and swordfish. Sainsbury's family recipe book, about a fiver, is good for adult/toddler/weaning meals.

NoodieRoodie Fri 09-Nov-12 19:53:08

DS has always had pretty much what we have. I never pureed anything, just mashed for the first couple of weeks and then chopped up small and spoon fed him 1 meal a day and for lunch gave him sandwiches and bits of cucumber or tomato to eat himself.

I really watched the salt content but apart from that just went for it. Tonight he had spicey bean soup with cubes of bread in it. I had tried to tone down the spice but as I'm a "throw it in, don't measure" kind of cook but it was still fairly spicey and he wolfed it down.

He's 12 months now but I've always just offered him things, hence when I was cooking one day and he was watching from the highchair I discovered that he really seemed to like olives.

sleepingsatellite Fri 09-Nov-12 19:58:13

Thanks for replying, I should know what I'm doing tbh but doing puree seems 'safe' and giving him what we have, 'grown up food', seems a bit 'unsafe' blush. Maybe its because of the problems we've had with the reflux etc, I dont want to make him worse, or go back to the time when he was in lots of pain. We just dont have the money to do seperate pots of food now, I have a set budget for food,(low), and need to stick to it.

RightUpMyRue Fri 09-Nov-12 19:59:09

He can have everything you've mentioned in your OP as long as you aren't adding salt and milk/cheese/butter if he's dairy intolerant (obviously!) smile

Shark/swordfish/marlin, whole nuts, honey and salt are to be avoided but pretty much everything else is OK at 6 months+.

sleepingsatellite Fri 09-Nov-12 20:00:45

Will try that book, thanks smile

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