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Baby will only eat if he has hummus first...is this normal?

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Essie3 Sun 28-Dec-08 18:05:21

I'm spoon feeding my 6 month old baby and we've been going for about 3 weeks now. He's not big on eating, but we've discovered that if he gets a spoonful of hummus, he'll then eat most stuff, as long as we give him a bit of hummus on the spoon every now and again.
Is this bad? The hummus was Waitrose, and not very high in salt, but I'm happy to make my own.
Is it normal and am I going to make all sorts of problems for myself this way?

Notreallycutoutforthis Sun 28-Dec-08 18:10:22

There's nothing normal about weaning - they're all different smile. Don't let it worry you - maybe it just wakes up his taste buds? I always used to enjoy the looks on people's faces when they bent in to my DS and got the hefty whiff of garlic he was breathing out grin

Essie3 Sun 28-Dec-08 18:15:36

Oh, okay, phew! If it makes him eat, then I'll do the hummus thing. And be grateful it's hummus, I suppose? Could be, say, crisps, chocolate, mcnuggets before every mouthful... wink

ThingOne Sun 28-Dec-08 18:17:33

Apart from the salt, humous is very nutritious. Hope he keeps at it. At 2.7 it's still my DS2's favourite food. Hallelujah! The other one stopped eating it far too early!

wrapstar Sun 28-Dec-08 18:18:12

I think he just likes hummus. And how can blame him, it's yummy! And good for you. So carry on.

Darkmere Sun 28-Dec-08 19:15:25

I started weaning my DD about 3 or 4 weeks ago and have noticed that when she seems reluctant to start eating (doing BLW) if I give her a breadstick or a rice cake she will enthusiastically munch on that and then continue with the rest of her food.

As other posters have said luckily hummus is very nutritious (my DD enjoys it too) and as long as you are keeping an eye on the salt intake a little is fine.

BTW I tried making hummus at university- big mistake. I ended up making bucket loads and making the entire house stink of chick peas.... which put everyone off the hummus! blush

AbricotsSecs Sun 28-Dec-08 19:20:36

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ThingOne Sun 28-Dec-08 20:17:44

Interesting humous fact 2008. Waitrose is the only supermarket doing diddy pots once summer is over. I always good to have an excuse to "pop into Waitrose to get some bits".

Essie3 Sun 28-Dec-08 20:19:31

Ah, see, I threw in the Waitrose bit to show you just how posh we are in this household. Only the best for my son! wink

All because my contractions started in Morrisons. Morrisons, I ask you!!

onepieceofbrusselssprout Sun 28-Dec-08 20:25:22

Morrisons shock

oh well, could have been Poundland wink

Essie3 Mon 29-Dec-08 23:03:44

Yeah, blush. Could have at least been Lidl. But that might have been useful because you know that middle section where they have all sorts of technical stuff - motorbike equipment, diving apparatus, advanced car mechanics kit - one day I'm sure they'll have a tens machine, birthing pool and a g&a tank there. grin

wrinklytum Mon 29-Dec-08 23:11:21

LOL.I love hoummus,he has good taste.

(Realises should not have clicked on thread as am now craving hoummus on crusty baguette)

singyswife Mon 29-Dec-08 23:13:41

Have never tried it. Must make it my new years resolution to try lots of new food. Is it low fat and all that??

LiffeyValleyOfTheDolls Tue 30-Dec-08 18:17:50

oooh what a gourmand! is he the son of Giles Coren or Michael Winner?? grin

Essie3 Wed 31-Dec-08 21:38:33

Yeah, Giles Coren obviously, because I wouldn't sleep with Michael Winner. But GC is hot. wink

ilovelovemydog Wed 31-Dec-08 21:40:17

He likes a starter - then moves onto the main course - very civilized!

PenguinProject Thu 01-Jan-09 13:23:59

Hello Essie! You're worrying about it and i'm just thinking that is a great tactic I hadn't considered. As you know, DS1 loves his hoummus too.

Hands off Giles btw, he's mine. wink

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