Want to start feeding my girls solids. i already have a 4 year old but totally fogotten how i did it with her.
Yesterday, I gave them rice but one of them not really interested so shall i try other food? How many spoons of veg shall i give them? I remember that i should start with one veg at the time. should i introduce one new veg every 3 days so that they would get used to the taste. When do i start plain yoghurt?
Mashed banana or mashed avocado are good to start with, easy to prepare too. I started my dc's at 5 months and just let them have tiny tastes of the food, most of it was spat out anyway. Took a few weeks to get the hang of it.
For my twins, I started with baby rice mixed with some pear puree, carrot puree or courgette puree. I was giving about 1 table spoon for two meals along with milk. Slowly increased to 5-6 table spoons by 7 months. I also introduced a new veg every 2-3 days. Some things were pear apple peach parsnip turnip sweetpotato green beans broccoli courgette butternut squash peas swede cauliflower
By 7 months they were eating yogurt mixed with fruit.
They did not like mashed banana or avocado since it was too hard to digest. They did not do sweet potato or potato for a while as it would make them gag. But by 7 months they got over the these issues.
I also find that their appetites can vary a lot. Some times they would eat only half as much for lunch and some times it feels like I dont have enough food!
Boiled fruit for puree up to 8 months since they were preemies. Didnt bother with any berries since they were too fiddly to prepare. Mostly stuck to apples, pears and peaches. Also I wanted to limit fruit to only once a day to avoid sweet tooth. Now they have fruit and yogurt for breakfast (they still gag on baby cereal) and for dessert.
After that they started having raw mangoes, melons and berries.
Have you heard about baby led weaning? It basically means not pureeing anything and just letting them self-feed. It seems like it would be easier with twins (I don't have twins though so could be wrong) - all you would need to do is supervise and then a dustpan and brush/handheld hoover/dog/big sheet of plastic like a shower curtain will deal with the cleanup.
I started BLW with my DS when he was 5 months and it is so much easier as it means I can eat when he does - so with twins this would mean you can feed them both at the same time, on your own.