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06/06/2016 at 20:27
I am currently weaning my 6 month old twins, the first I gave them was baby rice but they found this very bland. I know this because I tried porridge next & clean bowls.
We are now on to pureed carrots which they love, broccoli is a firm favourite too.
The challenges are... The nappys, my goodness you need a peg! And my tip is try not to buy many of the desserts that are on sale, we don't have a dessert after every meal so why should a baby, also you are encouraging a sweet tooth
06/06/2016 at 20:48
Getting veg into my 3 year old has become a big challenge, at 9 months he would eat every veg going but by the age of 2 just refused it blank, which was hard to see, He would be fine if it was a soup or stew but that was my lot, now i have had to turn to the hidden veg in his food, lasagne and curry are perfect for this and 2 of his favourite dishes which helps.
my 19 month old son is fruit and veg crazy, he loves everything from melon to banana's and pea's to butternut squash, i some times see my 3 year old watching his little brothers munching their veg and fruit and it looks like his going to take a step and try it but he tends to push it away, i do have fears my 19 month old will also start pushing it away once he turns 2...
and my 7 month old has just started on food, he is very keen on veg not so much fruit right now, he loves sucking and munching on broccoli, he seems to like the taste of turnips and carrots which is fab as he can have that mashed up with some fresh fish or chicken, he also like sweet potato.
we have always made meal times fun and a time to explore new tastes
06/06/2016 at 21:40
I started weaning using very soft fruit and veg, banana was an easy one to mash up and would add my breastmilk (or formula would do the same I would imagine if not breastfeeding) and mash them together, so they got used to the taste gradually. Weetabix mixed with fruit & breastmilk was another really good starter food (making sure the biscuit is thoroughly soaked and mushy). I would mash up every fruit and veg under the sun...avocados, mangos, pears, apples, broccolli, carrots, sweet potato etc etc as time went on. If the fruit was hard I would simply boil it until it was soft enough and use a hand blender to blend it all into a manageable paste. They weren't fussy as that was all they knew, I avoided anything unhealthy so they had no basis for comparison on taste.
Once they got used to feeding I started adding more things and making batches, which meant I could freeze home made meals for them, which was always handy in a rush.
I found Lorrianne Kellys baby and toddler eating plan book very useful, gave plenty of easy to do ideas, I would just adapt and change some ingredients as I went along depending on what I had. But it was a good basis to get me going and on the right track :-) Finger foods came later, I just worked at my babies pace. Was very lucky, never had much trouble on the feeding front with either.
Its just a gradual process and if you make it fun for them, they enjoy the experience (hopefully that is lol) :-)
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