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Are the following foods ok for a 6 mo weaning baby?

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RizzleBizzle Fri 13-Jun-14 21:30:15

Fromage frais


Smooth peanut butter

Egg (cooked properly)

Dairy lea or equivalent cheese spreads?

weebarra Fri 13-Jun-14 21:31:33

Not peanut butter. Fromage frais can be very high in sugar.

flingingmelon Fri 13-Jun-14 21:31:53

I think generally they're all fine. If you're nervous about anything give it at the beginning of the day and leave three days before you give it again. That's about how long it takes for there to be a reaction.

TippiShagpile Fri 13-Jun-14 21:32:04

Fromage frais - ok

Peanut butter - I would wait

Margarine - never (butter = fine)

SweepTheHalls Fri 13-Jun-14 21:32:48

Whereas I think peanuts butter is a great early food!

googietheegg Fri 13-Jun-14 21:33:33

I'd go for Greek yoghurt, butter and no peanut butter for a couple of months

Plonkysaurus Fri 13-Jun-14 21:34:31

All very acceptable things to give...but I'd swap marg for real butter. Margerine is full of rubbish. Fromage frais is very sugary but lots of people give it to their babies - again I'd swap, natural set or Greek yoghurt is better because it's not sugary and full of protein. Peanut butter fine, if you're worried about allergies give in isolation and look out for signs.

My aim when weaning was always to give ds the least processed food I could offer, with the occasional treat if we were having something. One of the first things he ate was homemade custard!

elfandsafeT Fri 13-Jun-14 21:34:55

Egg only if no-one in your family has an egg allergy otherwise wait until 12mths.

SweepTheHalls Fri 13-Jun-14 21:34:57

Even allergy uk says peanut butter is fine grin

Phalarope Fri 13-Jun-14 21:37:11

The NHS says peanut butter is fine from 6 months if there is no history of allergies in the family. The Meridian stuff has no added sugar or salt. Agree with SweepTheHalls, we've found it a great weaning food on toast.

andadietcoke Fri 13-Jun-14 21:37:28

We give the DTs Greek yoghurt with fruit purée mixed in. Cheaper and easier than 'baby' yoghurts. I try to give it to them plain frequently too so they're used to it if I ever don't have fruit in.

ilovepowerhoop Sat 14-Jun-14 10:09:05

peanut butter is ok from 6 months so all of your list would be ok to give

littleducks Sat 14-Jun-14 10:22:36

I would only offer peanut butte butter and egg from the list. The others are a bit processed. But I think they are all on the 'safe' list.

When I had Dd the advice was to leave peanuts until later but this had now been updated.

RizzleBizzle Sat 14-Jun-14 15:01:53

For plain yogurt, what Sorts of fruits are good to add? Does it have to be puréed? Are there any fruits I can use hand blender on without having to steam/boil first?

Indith Sat 14-Jun-14 15:14:59

If you buy bags of frozen fruit (tesco do cheap bags with summer berries) then they pretty much puree themselves defrosted. Or you could commit the terrible crime of giving them jam in yoghurt which contains sugar shock. But considerably less sugar than fromage frais. Or you can buy expensive yoghurts like the yeo valley types for babies with no sugar in. Or you can buy a vat of greek yoghurt for next to nothing from Lidl and give it plain. We think they need something else in it like fruit etc to sweeten it but they have no concept of that, no expectation of yoghurt being sweet so if you never start the whole sweet yoghurt business then they will merrily eat it plain.

RizzleBizzle Sat 14-Jun-14 17:49:54

Thank you indith I'm in a small flat at the moment and it doesn't come with a freezer!! Can you believe anyway maybe I can just try her with it plain, I bought some of the plain stuff today smile

Indith Sat 14-Jun-14 18:37:32

She might pull funny faces at first with plain yoghurt but that's just part of experiencing new tastes rather than not liking. At that age they don't really not like stuff, they just explore and while one day they might pull a face, the next they eat it, and next time might go back to spreading it around on the floor and face pulling. Have fun!

KikiShack Sat 14-Jun-14 20:47:29

I mash soft summer fruits (in season so cheap at the moment) in to yogurt with a fork- raspberries, strawberries etc. Come August we'll have blackberries too- I always pick bucket fulls from local forests. DD loves fruit in yogurt. Other fruits (apple, plum and other stone fruit) I steam first to make it mashable with my pathetic arms! MMango is also a firm favourite and nice ripe ones (often reduced- much better to cut off any nasty bits off a squidgy cheap mango then have a full price one on the side for a month ripening) mash down well.

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