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post #261 of 272
Ha! Thanks for the reassurance J and Katie! orngbiggrin.gif I super love the puffs for when I need to do dishes. I can put him in the exersaucer with the puffs and actually get the dishes in the dishwasher! Otherwise, Jasper just gets in the dishwasher too. Yuck.

Nicole, he's waving! Babies have really funny interpretations of waving.
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What kinds of foods are your babies eating now - specifically I'm wondering what kinds of food "groups"? I feel like there is so much conflicting information out there about what's okay by this age, so I haven't ventured into too much new food groups yet. Can babies eat legumes now? We are omnivores in our household, so can I give Sora meats and poultry like beef/chicken/turkey in whole pieces? Anyone give their babies yogurt or cheeses? Since I have a cow dairy allergy myself, I wouldn't give Sora cow dairy yet... but I do eat goat milk yogurt and am wondering if I can give her some of that?


I want to add some more variety into her diet.

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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 10:14pm
post #264 of 272

Okay I'm super excited now to give these foods to Sora! biggrinbounce.gif You have no idea how boring the lack of variety has been for ME up to this point. LOL! 

post #265 of 272
Originally Posted by MrsKatie View Post

Oh and Christina - how's it going? Thinking about you and Rhyko!


Thank you, Katie!

We are doing so much better. I had blood work done about a month ago now and it showed some significant things (low vit d, adrenal fatigue and a genetic mutation that makes it almost impossible for my body to process folate... who knew?!) so my ND has been working with me on a vitamin regimen and it's been helping a lot. I'm taking a crap ton of stuff! We also hired a very part time nanny to come a couple days per week and give me some time to do some things I can't do with a baby (sewing, painting, crafting, etc), but R is pretty securely mama attached and during the 3 hour blocks the nanny is here I usually only get about 30-40 minutes (in 10-15 minute chunks) to do stuff... so I feel like it's KINDA pointless. Plus, now that I'm feeling better I *want* to be with R! :)

post #266 of 272

Conner gets stage 3 baby foods... Turkey, chicken, beef, squash, potatoes, corn, apples, bananas, lasagna, spaghetti, etc., etc., etc. He's had actual turkey, a hotdog, chicken... He gets yogurt, juice, watermelon, he loves strawberries... He's even had 2% milk a few times... He LOVES the puffs, the yogurt drops, some crunchy things. Those are all of my "keep Conner occupied" go-tos. At the grocery store, when he's in his bouncer, at restaurants, etc. He had rice and beans from a Mexican restaurant. We pretty much let him try anything we eat. The only thing the ped. said was completely off limits is honey until a year.


And waving? LOL That's it?!?! Hahahahahahaha.

post #267 of 272

We haven't give R any grains whatsoever and no diary. He has all meats, eggs, fruits and veggies. Pretty much whatever we're eating. 


We are starting the GAPS diet in the coming weeks and he'll be doing it right along with us. We all need some gut healing. Poor guy was on antibiotics at birth (and I was on THREE courses of antibiotics) and after reading the GAPS book (I'm about half way through) it explains a lot about his colic/reflux/etc.

post #268 of 272
Thread Starter 

Christina, Hopefully he feels all good soon.


Shay eats a few times a day.  We get purees from WIC, but Shay won't be spoon fed, so I put them in smoothies.

post #269 of 272

Im having a really hard time adding variety.  A *lot* of stuff irritates B's stomach and causes her to get reflux very bad...so I feel like I over-feed things like gluten-free organic puffs, gluten free noodles, bananas.  She seriously eats a ton of puffs.  She cant even tolerate a lot of fruits and she dislikes a lot of the veggies I offer.  Legumes make her cry.  She does well with tofu, but its full of soy and not something I like to offer regularly.


CHristina, glad to hear you are feeling better :)

post #270 of 272

Some of Annamaria's favorites are apples, carrots, green beans, lentils, parsnips, pears, peas, prunes, pumpkin, squash, and sweet potato.  The only non-puree she will accept is carrot sticks, which she uses more as a chew toy than actual food.  We have a stick blender and a food processor to puree homemade food for her, but we also use "pouches" like the ones from Ella's Organics and Peter Rabbit Organics.  (I've discovered I like the pouches as a quick snack too!)  She will put up with broccoli and spinach when it's one ingredient in the pouches...


We also give her smaller amounts of organic whole grains (barley, brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa) and plain, full-fat organic yogurt.  She has had chicken and turkey a couple of times, but doesn't seem to be a big meat eater.  We will probably try lamb, and cottage cheese, once she gets to 9 months. 


She usually has solids at "brunch" and at the adults' dinnertime.  She gets between 2 and 4 ounces of solids at each meal. 


 BTW, is anyone planning to open an August thread?  :) 

post #271 of 272
Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Post


 BTW, is anyone planning to open an August thread?  :) 



Haha.  I will do it later when Im not on my phone, if nobody else does it first.  Jaimee is on vacation :)

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