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Puree weaning ... skipping baby rice?

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Disenchanted3 Sat 09-May-09 09:57:52

Do you have to do baby rice first?

My DS's both had it first and just sort odf slopped it about but when we moved onto carrot a few days later they loved it.

Can I skip the rice?

andiem Sat 09-May-09 09:58:40

I'd skip the whole puree thing if I were you and they are 6 months

Disenchanted3 Sat 09-May-09 10:00:16

No thanks, I don't want to do BLW.

Purees for us.

I just wanted to know if you can go straight to carrot rather than using rice first/.

andiem Sat 09-May-09 10:01:53

I'm sure you can I did with ds1 I used pear first I think but was a while ago

Disenchanted3 Sat 09-May-09 10:03:52

It just seems to be the first thing reccomended to try them with but I like to make everything fresh and its a bit gross IMO.


bustylarue Sat 09-May-09 10:05:32

Baby rice is pointless imo. My hv says if you don't get the consistency right then it can swell up in their tummys so its hard for them to know when they are full. Plus it tastes of nothing. There is no reason at all why their first food should be rice.

JoeJoe1977 Sat 09-May-09 10:06:13

I used baby rice with DS1, but not with DS2, went straight onto root vegetables. I did use the baby rice for thickening purees that turned out to be too runny though.

I know she isn't very popular on some threads I've read on MN, but I used the Annabel Karmel book as a starting point. Didn't follow her to the letter, but gave me some ideas.

andiem Sat 09-May-09 10:06:20

I thiink it was whispers AK who suggested pear but it was 8 years ago so my conscience is clear wink

ChocOrange05 Sat 09-May-09 10:07:46

I used the Plum 4 grain porridge mixed with pear puree instead. Baby rice seemed a bit pointless but the pear was very runny on its own.

Although we've just stopped weaning as DS (6 months) is screaming after every meal sad.

PfftTheMagicDragon Sat 09-May-09 10:52:37

I pureed with DS and never bothered with baby rice. I went straight to sweet potato.

savoycabbage Sat 09-May-09 11:03:31

Me too MagicDragon. Baby rice is disgusting.

Sprogstersmum Sat 09-May-09 11:58:48

I occasionally use it for thickening - only pear puree really - but haven't bothered apart from that - I tend to favour the 'if I wouldn't eat it then I won't feed it to my children' approach. DD is just over 6 months and I started her on carrot, pear and apple purees and she now has parsnip and sweet potato as well although I tend to puree her a bit of whatever we're eating in the evening and she also has a lot of finger foods. I don't give her any of the baby cereals or baby rice on its own.

Disenchanted3 Sat 09-May-09 12:54:18

Shes just had pureed carrot and loved it grin

HarryB Mon 01-Jun-09 07:25:39

I plan to start weaning my DS in a few weeks and am really glad I found this thread as I too think the baby rice looks gross. Is it safe to start weaning on pureed carrot/pear etc from 6 months so first taste would be pureed veg/fruit?

Also very grateful for advice on first steps. Would I be right in thinking that I steam [eg. carrot], puree, freeze in cube tray, then when needed defrost and heat in microwave and mix in formula to runny consistency? Does that sound about right?. How sloppy should it be - like a thick sauce or more watery? Sorry for all the questions blush

littleboyblue Mon 01-Jun-09 07:29:52

Baby rice is horrid. Ds1 wouldn't eat it. I started him on some mashed up banana at dinner time and then went onto flavoured breakfast stuff which I suppose is very similar to baby rice, but he was on veg purees after a couple of days. I didn't follow guidelines at all for weaning, just did it how I wanted to and how I felt ds1 needed it.
I thought the point of babyrice was that you mixed it with the milk so the taste was similar to what they are used to, if this was the reason I felt I should start on rice, I'd probablt mash up a rusk into the milk.

LadyAga Mon 01-Jun-09 13:45:58

As above, we went tried the rice but no interest but snatched banana I was eating out of my hand and tried to shove it down his throat (at 4 months btw).

So a started off giving him mashed banana and moved onto other mashed fruits and veg. Carrot was very popular, brocolli was not but still worth offering just for the look on their face!

I use rice (the plum four grain) as a thickener, personally I would never offer rusk as the nutritional value is very low and they are mostly sugar.

littleboyblue Mon 01-Jun-09 15:56:27

I thought they used grape water now to sweeten rusks instead of sugar.

Broccoli pureed with sweet potato always went down well here.

littleboyblue Mon 01-Jun-09 15:56:29

I thought they used grape water now to sweeten rusks instead of sugar.

Broccoli pureed with sweet potato always went down well here.

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