Originally Posted by SummerTwilight
So people talk to me about other foods that ok for the first few months...at what age can I just grind up what I have for dinner and let her try that? At what age can I give her grains or oatmeal or ground up meats or cheese and are eggs ok to give a 6 month old? And does anyone make their own baby food and if so how cause I want to.
Yeah, I have a lot of questions!
There are charts out there that tell what you can give when (like this one http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/solids2.htm
). But that being said, this article ( http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9646449/
) says that the rules really aren't rules at all. And this ( http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedseli...uidelines.html
) talks about not really needing to make baby food at all.
I did make baby food for my dd. Back when she was little, I followed the starting purees at 4mo because I didn't know any better (I'm not even sure if delaying solids was even out there at that point.) Anyway, I would steam or lightly cook veggies, throw them in the blender, portion them into ice cube trays and freeze. Then I'd dump them into a heavy duty ziplock bag and label. Then I'd take out a cube or 2, warm them up and feed them to her. It wasn't nearly as much work as I thought it would be. If I did a batch every other day or so I always had a decent stash. My other trick for when we were going out places was to bring a banana and a plastic bag with a spoon in it. I'd take the spoon out of the bag, peel the banana and put it in the bag, squish it up and then feed her out of the bag. When she was done I'd rinse the spoon off and throw it back in the diaper bag.