Baby's First Christmas Dinner.
Doodlinghalfthenight · 12/11/2019 19:08
I'm wanting my LO to have a traditional Christmas Dinner, so working my way through the list of foods to try leading up to it!
Thinking of making mince pies or buying mini ones and letting them have a tiny bit.
They'll be just over eight and half months old.
Anyone know of any baby friendly ones or whether they shouldn't be eating mince pies?
Just thinking they're quite sugary...
jewelzzx · 12/11/2019 19:21
Your clearly excited for them to try new things! There first Christmas you want it to be nice but maybe just offer bits of veg etc? I wouldn't offer mince pies as they are quite sugary and there stomachs are still delicate in some ways :)
Bits of veg bits or potato (mashed) will be nice and enough for them! :)
doadeer · 12/11/2019 19:23
I give DS 9.5 months little bits of everything to try, he had a bit of croissant this morning. It usually ends up on the floor as he plays with it but I don't care as he eats his proper food.
I wouldn't bother with mince pies... Why don't you do some nice stewed apple with cinnamon and nutmeg in?
Spoonsmum · 12/11/2019 19:24
Just bung a bit of everything on her tray/ plate and await the carnage. If you’re blw that is. God I do not miss the early stages of blw at all.
one year my mum gave my daughter some mince pie flavoured ice cream. No doubt completely full of sugar but she devoured it none the less. I might have read something about babies not being allowed stuffing....? I could just be imagining that though.
BeanBag7 · 12/11/2019 19:25
I definitely wouldn't give a baby a mince pie, she has plenty of years of mince pies ahead of her.
I can understand wanting her to have christmas dinner but just make it baby friendly. If you're doing BLW then some cooked veggies, pieces of turkey and roast potato would be fine. Even a bit of Yorkshire pudding if you're having them. But I would avoid gravy, stuffing, sausages as they're high in salt.
If you're going the pure route, Ella's Kitchen usually do a Christmas pudding pouch or just mash up some roast potatoes and veg.
Next year Christmas dinner will be much more fun!
honeylulu · 12/11/2019 19:27
My eldest was 8 months old at his first Christmas. He LOVED mince pies (and still does, he is 14 now). I made homemade mincemeat with no nuts, peel or suet ( the alcohol cooks off) and homemade buttery pastry. He only had a few crumbs but I still remember his enthusiasm.
He also had some very finely chopped Turkey, sprouts, carrots and gravy on Christmas day. He liked that too!
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