Flattering as it is, I'm slightly miffed that we're going to have issues getting out and about next week as DS will only eat food prepared my my own fair hands
He is just about 8 months and eats a lot of what we eat mashed down, ie pasta; lentil stew; fish pie etc etc
He really likes finger foods - bread rolls; rice cakes - pretty much anything
We like to spend a day out walking but this is going to be tricky if I have to prepare a meal for DS to consumer at 11am daily. I have wasted a lot of money on expensive sachets and he will not eat any of them!
My DD1 was like this and it was a right pain (learned my lesson and got DD2 used to the odd plumpot right from the start!).
Are you self catering? Can you make a big batch of tomato sauce/veg sauce and freeze it on the first day? Tiny pasta shapes cook very quickly. Take a selection of finger food and mini sandwiches? Yogurts? Grated cheese?
Have you tried Plum Pots or Ellas kitchen? They are better than others in terms of tasting like "proper food".
yes I've got one like this. I take bananas everywhere, buttered pieces of bread and rice cakes are a god send. He turns his nose up at anything that is pureed or mashed. I have found however that if he is really really hungry he will eat a baby jar. (it was desperation I think) so have one just in case we get stranded when we are out.--fussy beggar--
No, after 6 months they don't need food mashed - just cooked quite soft. I weaned dd like this, and although it seems like a leap of faith, they can surprise you. Have a look at www.babyledweaning.com to see what babies your wee one's age are eating.
I'd use it as a chance to get on "real" food too. I used to have a little pot of bits of toast or bread and butter with me at this ages, along with the ever popular rice cakes (low salt of course at this age). Then if you go out to eat you can just ask the restaurant for some bread to keep him occupied.