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Am I being overly precious about a possible sweet tooth?

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Superchilled Tue 05-Aug-08 09:06:55

I have a real sweet tooth and its allegedly created real problems for my mother when I was a child - I would only ever have the sweet stuff and avoided all veg, most savoury things, any dairy etc (bizarrely, I now love food with a passion so clearly grew out of it, but not until late teens). I clearly don't want PFB daughter to follow in my footsteps (I was very sickly as a child, probably due to lack of decent nutrition) so was thinking about weaning on veg only as first foods and avoiding introducing the sweeter stuff such as fruit until later so that she can get a taste for vegetables established first. Am I just kidding myself that this will help?

Overmydeadbody Tue 05-Aug-08 09:08:07

you need to chill out more.

Shitehawk Tue 05-Aug-08 09:09:01

You're being precious.

mysonsmummy Tue 05-Aug-08 09:09:42

fruit is sweet and full of nutrients.

TrinityRhino Tue 05-Aug-08 09:11:12

seriously you need to either change your name or CHILL OUT

sit down to your meal and chuck some bits to your baby
OR sit her on your lap whilst you eat and she can helkp herself

Superchilled Tue 05-Aug-08 09:12:01

OK - definitely scrap that idea then - thought it might be ridiculous wink

Shitehawk Tue 05-Aug-08 09:13:04

If you breastfeed, she is already used to a sweet taste. That it itself could make weaning on veg alone very difficult.

Weaning is all about new tastes and textures, not about forming life-long habits - forming bad habits comes rather later.

Fruit is good.

NotQuiteCockney Tue 05-Aug-08 09:14:32

Formula and breast milk are very sweet. The sweet tooth is built in. If you stay away from sweet unhealthy things (which for me includes a lot of 'baby' foods, like sugary yogurts, rusks, biscuits) , at least for a while, that might encourage her to eat savoury stuff.

I think blw encourages them to try a wider variety of food, as TR suggests.

Notsochilledanymore Tue 05-Aug-08 09:59:40

Have now namechanged to something more appropriate!!!!

angel1976 Tue 05-Aug-08 17:22:18

LOL... I like your style notsochiledanymore! grin

DS is now 5.5 months and I've been weaning him slowly for a few weeks and he loves tasting our food! Even tasted a krispy kreme donut (admittedly, only the inside doughy bit) today, am I too chilled????????

angel1976 Tue 05-Aug-08 17:27:22

Before I get bad mother of the year award, must add that DS gets all home-made food all other times! smile

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