19/02/2018 at 17:07
I started weaning my almost six month old last week. We started with baby rice in the morning and he loves it! He grabs the spoon out of my hands and opens his mouth readily for the next spoonful!
We’re now trying him with puréed veg as well and it’s a totally different story! He seems excited when he sees the spoon and bowl but when he has the first taste he screws up his face and then turns his head and closes his mouth so I can’t get any more in! We’ve tried carrot, pea and sweet potato and he is the same with them all. The purées are smooth - the same as his baby rice? I’ve tried mixing some of his usual formula into it to make it more familiar. I’ve also tried him at the different times of the afternoon/evening. Nothing seems to make any difference?
Does anyone have any words of wisdom?
19/02/2018 at 20:23
I put a bit of fruit into my purees, as my 4 month old was exactly the same, and they say not to start with fruit as they may not take vegtables!
But all my baby would eat is baby rice and baby porriage! I dcided to cook sweet potatos, and she hated them! I cooked them a week later and I added plum to them.. worked a charm.. funny enough she wont take sweet potatio or plum alone but together she loves it! Also yes it sounds disgusting but she liked it so no harm in trying?
I also added pear apple and peas.. more peas then fruit ate it like a treat also. Wont eat peas or apple on there own but same concept.
Also with carrot you could try mixing with parsnips and apples more veg than fruit :)
I found babies prefer fruit, but there not ahbing it alone so they are getting the best of both. It worked for me and I continue to muddle up ingrediants to see if she enjoys.
Tonight I tried buttenut squash, mango and sweet potato. Went down a treat.
Also try not to put formula in there food, my HV said not too as it will be harder in the long run to wean them off formula! If she/he is older than 6 months, whole milk is pefetctly fine in recipes :)
Also as a good first fruit tester try banana and avocado, 9/10 babies take to this food so quickly.. domt go crazy though can cause constipation if eaten to much :)
Hope I helped
If all else fails you could buy ellas kitchen baby food its all organic and exactly the same as cooking at home.. try them and see if he likes home make thats what I do now :)
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