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To feed baby crumble?

58 replies

Givemegoldensun · 20/01/2024 16:19

My 6 month old baby just started weaning. Would it be unreasonable to feed her a little bit of apple and berry crumble, made with butter, sugar, flour and fruit?

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Am I being unreasonable?

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Excited101 · 20/01/2024 16:20

Absolutely not. No 6m old should be having sugar

ButteryBiscuitBaseBiscuitBase · 20/01/2024 16:20

Why wouldn't it be?

AhBiscuits · 20/01/2024 16:21

I wouldn't start with sweet, treat foods. She should be having mostly vegetables.

Nevermindtheteacaps · 20/01/2024 16:21

Excited101 · 20/01/2024 16:20

Absolutely not. No 6m old should be having sugar

@Excited101

LOL what do you think makes breast milk sweet?

OP it's fine.

Skimad · 20/01/2024 16:22

A taste of it won't hurt, better than some things marketed as baby food in the shops

Zebrasinpyjamas · 20/01/2024 16:22

I would not. They don't need the sugar as already said above.

Plus the texture is wrong. Not smooth enough to be a purees but not right for a blw approach either.

Givemegoldensun · 20/01/2024 16:23

Sorry when I say ‘just started’ she has been having fruit/veg/baby porridge/yogurt for about a month, if that changes things.

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Excited101 · 20/01/2024 16:24

@Nevermindtheteacaps if you can’t tell the difference between added sugar in a baked pudding, and breastmilk… then I don’t think there’s much point in me explaining it to you tbh.

GreyhpundGirl · 20/01/2024 16:24

AhBiscuits · 20/01/2024 16:21

I wouldn't start with sweet, treat foods. She should be having mostly vegetables.

Only if you're doing tradional weaning rather than baby led weaning

ilovepixie · 20/01/2024 16:25

We used to wean babies from about 3 months. They ate pureed food the family was eating. No one got sick or ill from it.
It's all pouches and jars and don't do this don't do that! No wonder allergies are on the rise!

GreyhpundGirl · 20/01/2024 16:26

Zebrasinpyjamas · 20/01/2024 16:22

I would not. They don't need the sugar as already said above.

Plus the texture is wrong. Not smooth enough to be a purees but not right for a blw approach either.

Baby led weaning means giving babies what you eat so long as its served appropriately. So if OP is doing BLW, it would be fine.

TheKeatingFive · 20/01/2024 16:26

I'd give them a little taste, yes.

EmailAddress · 20/01/2024 16:27

ilovepixie · 20/01/2024 16:25

We used to wean babies from about 3 months. They ate pureed food the family was eating. No one got sick or ill from it.
It's all pouches and jars and don't do this don't do that! No wonder allergies are on the rise!

I’m from the generation weaned from 12 weeks and a lot more of us have IBS issues from early weaning

VivaVivaa · 20/01/2024 16:27

I mean, a one off taste of crumble is not going to damage your child.

But the question is more why? A 6 month old will have no concept they are missing out by not having the crumble.

CoffeeatIKEA · 20/01/2024 16:28

It’s fine OP. You could just give the stewed apple part if you want to minimize sugar.

Excited101 · 20/01/2024 16:30

Early weaning has caused many issues with the gut not being ready yet. I’m fairly sure even blw is about healthy and nutritious food that the rest of the family might be eating, not simply making a point that if the rest of the family are having it then it’s fine for the baby.

Takeaways, food high in salt/sugar, alcohol, honey, certain cheese etc. All unsuitable for young babies. Baby led weaning isn’t a magic umbrella to protect little ones from harm from food.

Skyla01 · 20/01/2024 16:33

Yum, I love crumble! Would definitely give some to a baby.

VivaVivaa · 20/01/2024 16:33

GreyhpundGirl · 20/01/2024 16:26

Baby led weaning means giving babies what you eat so long as its served appropriately. So if OP is doing BLW, it would be fine.

I thought BLW was about giving babies food prepared in such a way that they can feed themselves? I didn’t think it meant giving babies exactly what the parents are eating every time. Ie it would still be BLW if the parents were having a take away curry and that baby was cooked some vegetables separately to have in finger sticks at the same time. The rules around sugar and salt still stand with BLW - it’s not a total free for all.

Houseplanter · 20/01/2024 16:35

Absolutely. Don't forget the custard 😊

SnowsFalling · 20/01/2024 16:36

Yes, I would.
Probably more fruit than crumble tho.

WednesburyUnreasonable · 20/01/2024 16:37

I gave my daughter a little taste of a fancy chef-made custard I was having at an event when she was around that age, and despite my MIL making a comment which suggested she thought I needed to be told babies can’t eat an all-custard diet, I can confirm it had no impact on her wider eating habits whatsoever. I wouldn’t start introducing crumble into the regular rotation at this age, but I also wouldn’t feel guilty over giving her an occasional little taste.

GreyhpundGirl · 20/01/2024 16:38

VivaVivaa · 20/01/2024 16:33

I thought BLW was about giving babies food prepared in such a way that they can feed themselves? I didn’t think it meant giving babies exactly what the parents are eating every time. Ie it would still be BLW if the parents were having a take away curry and that baby was cooked some vegetables separately to have in finger sticks at the same time. The rules around sugar and salt still stand with BLW - it’s not a total free for all.

BLW as I understood it, and I did it with mine, following the work of Gill Rapley is give babies a bit of what you eat with obvious caveats e. G no honey before 1 etc etc etc. It's not difficult to cook without salt. My 3 year old has had spicy food since 6m but we added plain yoghurt. Occasionally we would offer something different if what we were eating wasn't suitable but the majority of the time, she ate what we ate.

RaccoonOnTheSofa · 20/01/2024 16:39

Nevermindtheteacaps · 20/01/2024 16:21

@Excited101

LOL what do you think makes breast milk sweet?

OP it's fine.

Whilst I agree that the crumble is fine, breastmilk sugars are absolutely not the same as refined sugar in a dessert! Please don’t panic mothers with such things, this is where they end up stressing and not eating sugar whilst breastfeeding and getting in a tangle (this sort of misinformation made me very anxious as a new mum). The body is an incredible thing, breastmilk is an incredible thing, let’s not confuse people.

swedishmom24 · 20/01/2024 16:40

I would make a baby version without sugar, just fruit, cinnamon and butter/flour.

I definitely wouldn't give processed sugar, especially not the amount there is in crumble.

PonyPatter44 · 20/01/2024 16:43

I would just give her some of the fruit. That's not because of any worries over giving her sugar, it's because the crumble bit is my favourite, and if she just has the fruit, it would be more crumble for me!

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