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08/08/2013 at 22:20
Do you / did yiu use prepared baby food? I'm wondering about using some for when we are out and about or if we are having a non baby friendly tea but I'm not sure how good they are? Does anyone else use them?
i don't want to give him anything 'nasty' but also want him to try all sorts. I know ellas kitchen is q natural but are any others good.
just wanted to see peoples opinions!
08/08/2013 at 22:27
I did at times when we were out or having a naughty dinner (but we were not blw purists...we used a mix of fork mashed and finger foods) Tended to just use the Ellas stuff mostly, or the Hipp ones if not x
I haven't but only because I haven't given her any purees just real food with BLW. For me there was no such thing as a non-baby friendly tea! I think it's a bit like eating out, they seem to cost a lot of money but are a good convenience food.
08/08/2013 at 22:40
I didn't use any for my 1st as we did BLW and there was no need. My 2nd is milk intolerant, so BLW, whilst not impossible, is more difficult as there are so many more foods we can't eat, particularly when eating out (i.e. a pub the other day had put butter on the veg!). Therefore, I have used quite a lot of Ella and Hipp food and S loves it. I feed her some and she also will feed herself with a loaded spoon, if she's in the mood to do so. I also give her a lot of finger foods at home and from about 7 months she could pick up and eat peas, so I don't think the spoon feeding has affected her self feeding. I think the quality of baby foods have improved massively in recent years and to save on the cost, when she was only eating a small amount, I would put the rest into ice-cube trays and freeze.
We BLW but if I am out somewhere and need to feed him quickly or without any mess I will occasionally give him an EK pouch. I've not tried anything else, the pouches are just easy to use.
08/08/2013 at 23:12
H has a dairy allergy as well so it does narrow things down. I'm doing a combination in purée and BLW so it's not a major issue but def want to make life ad easy as I can. Great idea on freezing though, thank you
09/08/2013 at 07:31
The Plum ones are good. I used the pouches sometimes when I was out as it was easier. The organix/goodies rice cakes etc are great too.
09/08/2013 at 07:35
We used quite a few to be honest as F wasn't that keen on anything I made him! We mainly used Ella's Kitchen, Plum and Hipp.
09/08/2013 at 14:32
We use them as 'takeaways' or 'emergencies' and prefer the HiPP jars if we have to use them although I've stocked up with sachets from Aldi as they're fab instead these days, real food and cover 1 or 2 of their 5 a day. The jars don't do that unfortunately.
09/08/2013 at 14:46
I did most of the time with a mix of home cooked food / leftovers when he was old enough.
I used Plum and Ellas Kitchen at first, didn't rate Heinz but Organix was OK. Anabel Karmel and Little Dish as he got older.
09/08/2013 at 14:49
We use quite a few too. My 9 month old normally needs a snack around 10ish and we're nearly always out the house so if we are and we're not stopping in a cafe or something he has an EK fruit one straight from the pouch. Then when it comes to tea, my H and I are not particularly adventurous and we seem to have quite a lot of chicken meals so I sometimes give him an EK salmon or lamb dinner along with finger foods for a bit of a change.
09/08/2013 at 15:46
I use the fruit and baby breakfast type all the time with Luke as he can't manage finger food/biting/chewing so they are good for snacks on the go when sitting down and using a spoon to eat a yoghurt isn't convenient . I've bought lots of EK as they are on offer at the moment. Might have to look a Aldi if they are good value so thanks for the tip MB. I also have a few baby ready meal type dishes as emergency if we eat out and nothing is suitable on the menu.
09/08/2013 at 16:07
I remember my HV telling me that there are such strict rules for baby food that it's all a really high standard. She recommended me to try as many different ones as possible to give baby a wide range of tastes and flavours etc etc.
10/08/2013 at 03:59
We predominantly use them as Henry isn't a fan of any lumps yet and my own puréed veg I spent hours mushing and freezing just gets spat out ATM
Love Ella's kitchen as they're super smooth for starting out, he LOVES them, and they're full of just fruit and veg- preserved by a dash of lemon juice as opposed to chemicals or whatever it is they use. Downside is the meals near enough always contain fruit which sweeten it (probably why he loves them), so I have started to only use ten in m bag when out and about.
The only other one il use is hipp organic.
10/08/2013 at 04:20
I got some Ella's kitchen today so will try those as there are a few flavours we won't do easily from fresh and yet I know they don't contain milk so he will be ok.
Will try them out and about first dnd see how I go.
Interesting on the standards point though pingu, I hadn't thought if that but I suppose it makes sense, thanks.
11/08/2013 at 07:22
We are blw but I just stumbled across some EK very cheaply in asda. 27p and 32p. So snapped them up and will use to freeze as ice lollies, mixed into bland foods or just try giving her one to suck. E too has a dairy/lactose is due and so currently were dairy free. Ek ones definitely seem to be the best in terms of tiny list of ingredients to check. Though I still managed to buy one with milk haha. I prefer to home cook as I know what's in it for certain and just started taking a lunch box out with us now as E doesn't like missing a meal even though in theory you can with blw.
11/08/2013 at 13:00
We used EK and also Plum, both of which I found to be good. We used them for out and about, but also mixed them in with homecooked food if it needed padding out.
11/08/2013 at 13:02
I done BLW which was so easy! We did use some of Ella's Kitchen pouches but not very many.
11/08/2013 at 15:58
I do ocassionally if we are out and there isn't anything for M. I use Ellas kitchen and Sprout. Bought something called Buddy's today but think they ae
re American. I don't see anything wrong with ready made food now and then x
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