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Baby's First Christmas Dinner.

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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...


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octoberbundle · 12/11/2019 19:08

I wouldn't at that age...


Lockheart · 12/11/2019 19:09

This is not an AIBU. Try asking in one of the parenting forums.


ambereeree · 12/11/2019 19:09

Let her have some pastry from yours. That's more than enough.


CheshireDing · 12/11/2019 19:10

Way too sugary !

Why the rush, ? if you really want to though pick something like broccoli or roast potato.


BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz · 12/11/2019 19:10

Why do you have to work through the foods? Just shove a bit of everything on their tray at Christmas and see what they like.


EssentialHummus · 12/11/2019 19:11

Give her a bit of yours. Yes it’s sugary but as a one-off I wouldn’t lie awake at night over it.


Wolfiefan · 12/11/2019 19:11

Why would you want to feed a baby mince pies? Confused


Ohyesiam · 12/11/2019 19:12

Give her a crumb of your pastry, that should be plenty.


Blueuggboots · 12/11/2019 19:14

I'd expect mince pies to upset a baby's stomach - dried fruit and alcohol?


Bumfuzzled · 12/11/2019 19:15

YABU mince pies are revolting at any age Envy


Antigon · 12/11/2019 19:17

working my way through the list of foods to try leading up to it!


Chill out OP, she's 8 months, she doesn't GAF.


AlwaysCheddar · 12/11/2019 19:18

She’s 8.5 months......


Perch · 12/11/2019 19:19

But why? I don’t get it?
Is this a thing now, like gender reveals and cake smashes
Baby’s first christmas dinner 😂 just sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon in her milk


inwood · 12/11/2019 19:20

You're way over thinking it!


Hydrogenbeatsoxygen · 12/11/2019 19:20

I like the advice to just stick a bit of everything on her tray, for her to pick up and try.


ActualHornist · 12/11/2019 19:20

I would just give her a taste of everything. I did make sure I cooked everything without salt at that age but wasn't especially precious about restricting anything.


Spam88 · 12/11/2019 19:21

Just give her a Christmas dinner, probably minus the gravy because of salt content. I certainly wouldn't give a mince pie though, or any other dessert.


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?


pooboobsleeprepeat · 12/11/2019 19:23

Christmas dinner is hardly an exotic meal that she’ll need to get used to. Chill out and don’t sweat the small stuff!


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.


limpingparrot · 12/11/2019 19:24

I think that the fruit and bits inside will be a bit hard for the baby? My son will be the same age and I was planning on some pieces of turkey, cooked carrot and potato. And maybe a little bit of custard for his pudding in honour of the occasion.


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!


stucknoue · 12/11/2019 19:27

I would steer clear of commercial mince pies, instead look at the savoury foods (avoid pigs in blankets, too salty) and let them just have custard perhaps, or make a jam rolypoly maybe

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