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am I giving ds too many sweet flavoured purées?

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cakebaby Fri 28-Feb-14 21:19:00

Ds is 6 months, we began weaning 2 weeks ago starting with purée ideas from Annabel Karmel. Its been going OK, just a few spoonfuls late afternoon to start with. Much face pulling going on, but ds makes the cutest yum yum noises when he likes something grin

At a weight clinic this week, HV commented all the things he'd had were sweet and I should give him savoury flavours. He's had apple, pear, carrot, swede, broccoli/cauli/pea combo, sweet potato/leek combo, banana and a couple of fruit pouches. He clearly enjoys apple & pear the most and will eat plenty.

So should I give him the tastes he enjoys to encourage him to eat or just offer some savoury tastes for a while? I have tried him with some other tastes, but he'll only accept a few mouthfuls, he then gets a dessert of his favourite fruits. I want him to enjoy the experience of eating, not to be offering him things he's not enjoying. Equally I don't want to raise a fusspot hmm

SavoyCabbage Fri 28-Feb-14 21:22:52

I don't know the answer to this but instinctively I didn't go pave my dd many sweet things. I gave her sweet potato and apple rather than just a apple for example. A lot of vegetables are quite sweet anyway. Especially the root vegetables.

ExBrightonBell Fri 28-Feb-14 21:38:31

I don't know what you should be doing, but I would try a wide range of savoury things and not overload the sweet flavours. I wouldn't worry about whether he immediately seems to enjoy a flavour - it's a long game, and it's more important he experiences variety (IMHO) than sticks to favourites. You also don't have to always offer something sweet after a savoury meal. I think it's useful for them not to always expect a pudding.

cakebaby Fri 28-Feb-14 21:42:04

Thanks for replying. Its just another stick to beat yourself with it seems! I thought the idea of starting with root veggies was because they are sweeter and more likely to be accepted. I guess I'll look out for some more savoury combinations to try.

cakebaby Fri 28-Feb-14 21:45:13

X-post....yes I shouldn't always offer fruit afterwards I suppose. I think it just feels better when he's actually had a good few spoonfuls of something rather than a few tastes and then losing interest.

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