or Connect
Mothering › Groups › November 2011 Due Date Club › Discussions › Baby Led Weaning - Starting Solids

Baby Led Weaning - Starting Solids - Page 12

post #221 of 256

Reviving this thread.  I need some ideas.  We are definitely stuck in a rut over here.  I'm curious what J and Katie are doing since your kids are vegan.  Other than fermented oats and quinoa, B hasn't had any grains.  He usually throws up the oats...is it the yogurt?  Is it too early to introduce sprouted grains, like Ezekiel bread?  Please, I need ideas and KJ's favorite smoothie recipe (B is sick of my green smoothie).  Anyway, dying for some help over here before B totally rebels.

post #222 of 256

.


Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 9:31pm
post #223 of 256
Shay eats whatever we eat at this point. I'm trying to think what I just swept up. A lot of melon and squash, beans and pb&j. He doesn't eat dairy and neither do I.
post #224 of 256

Oren eats pretty much what we eat, though I'm still watching the sodium intake, so there are definitely things we are eating that he doesn't eat. His favourite food is bread. We just started him on dairy this past week, and he seems to be doing fine with it. Too many tomatoes give him a rash, but he's OK with other acidic foods at this point. He's had some of the more common allergenic foods too - tree nuts, strawberries, fish etc. Will be waiting on peanuts and shellfish, and honey, but most other whole foods are fair game. He's even had a little sugar, in muffins. Oh, the second child.

post #225 of 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by KayPea View Post
Oh, the second child.

Shay knows the sound of us opening chocolate and he comes fast! I think many of us get more relaxed as time goes on. 

post #226 of 256

I totally agree that we get more relaxed as time goes on.  Audrey eats pretty much what we eat and I've been giving her things I would have never given my first child at this age.  I'm stuck in a rut too.   Any ideas are much appreciated!

post #227 of 256
Oh yes, all bets are off by baby #3, I have learned. B has had birthday cake, Popsicle, and her favorite which is ice cream. One time I caught DS giving her a sucker in the car. She likes bland food- breads, noodles, anything I can cook in pancake form, oatmeal. She does love fruit...but veggies are a joke, despite my offering them multiple times a day. I make kale smoothies with coconut milk and blend raw spinach into apple sauce. She wont eat anything flavorful as far as meals.

Abra posted grain free pancakes on Facebook- banana, peanut butter, and egg. B freaking LOVES THEM.
post #228 of 256
Also, just to throw it out there, in retrospect I was way too laxed with baby #1....I gave him terrible disgusting things like happy meals when he was 9 months old and ice cream as dairy. I was the epitomy of a teenage parent. So, in saying all bets are off by baby 3 I don't necessarily mean first time moms are overthinking it, I guess I just mean there is less control to the situation and it forces you to just give in....and give the baby cake. Haha.
post #229 of 256

KJ loves a huge variety of things, which makes me very, very happy.  She LOVES wheatgrass juice (I know, I know - I let her taste some once and she went nuts, so now she has a few sips every time I get it) and anything really sour/vinegary - we got these pickles at my DH's bar that were so vinegary I made a face, and she happily sucked on them all night.  She also loves seaweed (I give her raw nori torn up and she likes sushi, too).  I even gave her a couple chlorella tablets and she loved those, too.

 

She also loves fruit, but is pretty much over bananas.  This summer she ate a lot of peaches and blueberries (fresh and frozen).  She has gnawed on some wasa crackers which seem to help her teeth.  Cooked carrots and cooked butternut squash (her Auntie gave her some for the first time the other day!) are a hit, too.  She also likes frozen peas, I think for her teeth.

 

I've just started soaking/sprouting lentils, quinoa, oats, and rice for a day or so before I cook them.  KJ eats a lot of lentils cooked with coconut milk.  She also loves oatmeal.  I make it with coconut milk or coconut butter (Artisana - a major splurge but sooooo yummy), hemp seeds or hemp butter (added at the end), apples/blueberry/smashed banana, cinnamon.

 

The most common smoothie I make her is frozen banana, coconut milk, hemp seeds, kale (or some other green - the other day I just threw in a bunch of chlorella tablets cause we were out of fresh greens), and cinnamon.  She really loves it with the cinnamon!

post #230 of 256

Here are some typical meals over here:

 

Breakfast

One waffle or French toast sticks (Van's Natural Foods - gluten/dairy/egg-free) w/ fruit pieces on the side (fresh peaches, steamed pears, banana chunks, etc)

Oatmeal w/ fruit

 

Lunch

Beans (black, kidney, or soy) w/ peas and carrots (<-- my go-to quick meal! perfect finger foods especially if you buy frozen veggies already in bite-size pieces)

Chunks of ground beef or chicken w/ veggies and maybe some noodles or a slice of bread

 

Dinner

Homemade soups: sausage lentil kale, chicken noodle

Roasted rosemary chicken w/ butternut squash

Stuffed peppers (recently used ground turkey and brown rice, but could easily be made vegetarian with an eggplant mixture)

Spaghetti

...pretty much whatever we eat. But I do keep baby food on hand for sake of ease if we're eating a meal that I know she can't eat yet (shellfish, nutty stuff, etc) or if we're out and about at mealtime.

 

 

Thankfully, Sora loves pretty much everything she has been given. Especially peas. Who would've thought?

post #231 of 256

Now for questions that I have...

 

Do any of you have good snack ideas besides Puffs and other expensive/processed stuff?

 

Is my baby the only one who still hasn't figured out how to tip a sippy cup to drink if sitting upright? She can hold a bottle or cup on her own but has to be lying down in order to drink from it. She just doesn't realize she has to tip it up for it to flow! I've bought three different kinds of sippies and now a straw cup and am hoping she'll take to the straw if she doesn't figure out this sippy thing soon...

 

Should I be worried that a lot of whole veggies seem to end up in her diaper undigested? Grapes, corn, peas, carrots... There have been a lot, and DH tells me it's normal because the skins can't be digested. Is it hard on her system then to be eating those foods? I'm always worried about digestion issues since I have a lot myself. I have no idea what's normal for babies.

post #232 of 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by birdhappy85 View Post

Now for questions that I have...

 

Do any of you have good snack ideas besides Puffs and other expensive/processed stuff?

 

Is my baby the only one who still hasn't figured out how to tip a sippy cup to drink if sitting upright? She can hold a bottle or cup on her own but has to be lying down in order to drink from it. She just doesn't realize she has to tip it up for it to flow! I've bought three different kinds of sippies and now a straw cup and am hoping she'll take to the straw if she doesn't figure out this sippy thing soon...

 

Should I be worried that a lot of whole veggies seem to end up in her diaper undigested? Grapes, corn, peas, carrots... There have been a lot, and DH tells me it's normal because the skins can't be digested. Is it hard on her system then to be eating those foods? I'm always worried about digestion issues since I have a lot myself. I have no idea what's normal for babies.

 

 

Ive posted a ton about sippy cups.  I was completely obsessed with getting B to take one, and she refuses.  We have only had luck with a normal cup.  I thicken up whatever I give her with some oatmeal so she doesnt spill as easily, and I sit and help her.

 

For snacks we do puffs, organic honey nut cheerios, string cheese, raisins (and yes they come out like they go in),  dried cranberries, crackers.

post #233 of 256

Coralie eats pretty much everything that we eat.  She's had a few grains, although we're not eating many now as we transition to being grain free.  She loves pretty much everything and I don't really monitor how much she eats.  I put a meal on her tray and she feeds herself (this is the 3rd kid thing).  A lot of it she eats and some of it she feeds to the dog.  The only thing I've noticed that she's not that interested in is corn-on-the-cob, I think it's frustrating for her.

 

Yesterday she ate:

 

Breakfast:  Organic O's + Banana

 

Lunch:  Hamburger and veggies that was cooked in broth.  (we ate soup, she ate the solid parts)

 

Dinner:  Re-do from lunch

 

Snack ideas:  Fruit cut up in bit-sized bits, O's, cheese, seaweed, garbanzo beans (or any bean really)

 

 

Yeah, it's totally normal for some food to go through undigested.  Like Ash said, raisins look the same coming out..

post #234 of 256

Oren loves anything flavourful, and shuns EVERYTHING bland. His oatmeal has to be full of cinnamon, apples, raisins etc. For him to even consider it. He loves guacamole with lots of garlic. He can tolerate a little bit of spice. He's just like my DD this way - at this age her favourite food was salsa. 

 

He will not eat egg. Nor anything cooked with lots of egg. My co-mama makes these amazing fritters for the baby and he won't touch most of them, and I think because of the egg binder. He will eat the quinoa, spinach, raisin fritters, because they have cinnamon in them. Fritters and pancakes make amazing snacks, and meals. Make them ahead in big batches, and freeze them. You can basically throw anything you want together with an egg, some spices and some kind of bread crumb or flour and fry them up and you have baby heaven (unless you are my baby.) So easy to take around.  The older kids like them too, with a bit of dipping sauce (I make yoghurt with finely chopped basil and a drop of maple syrup and some lemon.) You can bake them too, if frying seems like a bad idea. But I use coconut oil, so I feel OK with it. 

 

Oren doesn't snack yet, though, except when I want him to be in one place for longer than he wants to (in the high chair when I make lunch) and then I usually just feed him O's and raisins. 

post #235 of 256
I rarely post, but read every day. So I'm de-lurking to ask for some help. My little Teddy is allergic to everything. Seriously everything. So far I know he can't do wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, anything from the nightshade family (potatoes sometimes, though) and citrus. Oh, and rice cereal. I'm on the fence with soy for him.

Help!

What can I feed the poor kid? I feel like he's hungry all the time, because the fruit and veggies he eats aren't just don't give him all that many calories. So he nurses all. The.. Time.

He can do meat and quinoa, he likes avocados. Most times he doesn't react to oatmeal, but he doesn't love it. Dinner and breakfast are generally ok. I'm having a hard time finding quick snacks and lunch ideas. Anyone have any great ideas?
post #236 of 256

We went through a lot of that with B.  Can you tell us what you mean by "allergic reaction" or "Allergic to"?

post #237 of 256
The more severe reactions are hives all over his body and red blister-y things on his hands and toes. Just this morning he found the lid for the peanut butter on the floor (he's the youngest of five) and chewed on the side. No peanut butter on it, and I immediately grabbed it, but his face is covered in red hives now.

Dairy gives red hives, but just his whole face and not body. Some foods have made him scream like his mouth is hurting, but I'm not sure if that was oranges or the MSG from some chicken at a Chinese place.
post #238 of 256

I don't have advice, but poor Teddy!  Hugs to you mama hug2.gif

post #239 of 256

I'm so sorry about poor Teddy!!!  One thing that came to my mind was GMOs?

 

If you decide to go with soy, try to stick with GMO-free, fermented soy.

post #240 of 256

Wow, poor guy :(  His reactions sound way worse than B's reactions. 

 

A few things I learned:

Allergies to some foods can present as allergies to other foods.  Such as a gluten allergy mocking dairy allergy, etc.  And second,  taking your child to an allergist can quite literally SAVE THEIR LIFE when it comes to reactions to nuts and other foods. 

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: November 2011 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › November 2011 Due Date Club › Discussions › Baby Led Weaning - Starting Solids