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What are the staple can't live without solids for Lo in your house?

Six months is a few weeks away and I'd love to see your thoughts.

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DS2 is almost eight months but we've only been feeding solids regularly for a few weeks because he wasn't showing all the signs of readiness, particularly sitting well alone and interest in food. He likes beef (cook organic ground beef in slowcooker with water, puree), sweet potato, avocado and peach. I'm combining spoonfeeding of iron-rich foods and letting him explore on his own with chunks of ripe fruit, veggies or pieces of bread.

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DD wasn't into solids much before 8 months. She didn't really like much of it and choked on everything (not gagged- actually choked- scariest moments of my life!) so we held off. She's 11 mo now and loves food. Now our staples are scrambled eggs, cheese cubes, broccoli, squash, sweet potato, brown rice/cheese balls, chicken and peas.

 

 


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Eggs, broccoli, canteloupe, sweet potatoes and chicken. 

 

DD also loves those puree/smoothie type things made by Ella's organic kitchen... really great in-a-pinch while you're out food. Her favorite is the carrot/parsnip one.

 

DD does not like.... slippery. She gets very frustrated when trying to eat peaches, pears, sometimes banana (she prefers to gnaw on the whole banana) or anything where the texture is all sorts of wrong for her pincher grasp. She prefers meats, non-slippery cooked veggies and more solid-type fruits like apples.


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DD got really into solids around 9 months. Her very favorites have been beans (boiled and eaten one by one, or as hummus), cantaloupe, peaches, lightly steamed peas, and broccoli. Have fun!


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Bananas, sweet potatoes, any kind of beans, shredded cheese, blueberries


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DS is currently 11 months.  Knock on wood, he's been pretty happy with most of the foods we've given him (except blueberries and kiwi, for some odd reason), but I'd say the top five have been:

 

  • Bananas
  • Cheese - all kinds, shredded, cubed, slices, whatever.  The boy loves his cheese.
  • Steamed carrots.  I hate hate hate carrots, but they make him happy and he can mush them pretty easily.
  • Peaches
  • Broccoli cheddar nuggets
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These are great! Love to hear the stories too. Thanks!

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Scrambled egg (which she is currently eating)

avocado

banana

black beans

canteloup

peaches

special treat: pizza crust

bonus item: cheerios

 

she is 9 months and has been eating solids since just before 6 months.  she hasn't rejected anything yet.

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I like giving him fresh foods, so I cook them well, mash some up and cube the rest for his finger food practice, because he's at that stage.

 

Sweet potatoes (I cube these after they're refridgerated)

Bananas (too slippery for cubes!)

Baby carrots (I make these really soft so he can bite pieces off and hold them in his fist)

Potatoes (I use steak fries a lot for him they are perfect for him to grip and suck the guts out of)

Baked beans

 

Also, Cheerios (though I use Cascadia Farms fruity o's cause they're even cheaper than Cheerio's in my local supermarket)

 

 

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Jack loves sweet potatoes, apples, meat-stuff (started that around 6.5 months), sweet corn, sweet peas...mostly everything except for mac n cheese (too thick for him).
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Woohoo!  Keep em coming!


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Beans, beans, beans-- refried, spicy black, baked, chili... any way they're made, he'll eat 'em

Cantaloupe

Cheese

Applesauce

Beef

 

Squash and sweet potatoes have been a hit as well. And Cheerios (and other cracker-type things).


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DS2 is 9.5 months old and been eating since about 6 months, though just really into it in the last month or two. His fav five:

 

- banana

- sweet potato

- applesauce

- carrots

- rice cakes (hey, keeps him occupied!)

 

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Our baby is just over 6 months now and she's been "eating" solids for about a month now.  She hasn't rejected anything yet and she's tried a wide variety of foods.  We're doing baby led weaning (finger foods), but we've also done some purees or mushy food as my MIL bought us a baby bullet when I was pregnant that we needed to use.  I just put those foods on a spoon (definitely on the thicker side and with little chunks) and let her take the spoon from me and feed herself.  She seems to find the spoon much easier to hold onto than many other types of foods that you put into chunks or slices.

 

Her top five:

- Apples.  Pureed, in slices or she gnaws on a whole apple.

- Broccoli.  Likes it cause it's easy to hold.

- Avocado.  One of the first mushy foods she got into and just devoured it.

- Mango.  We've been teething again and she seems to really like it chilled, cut into cubes but still attached to the peel.

- Peaches.  This was her first food and she loves to gnaw on it whole or pureed.

 

Oh, and I think cheerios are going to be up there.  She's only had them twice.  The first time she managed to get 1 out of the 10+ I gave her into her mouth.  Today, about 50% of them made it into her mouth.  She seems to really like the challenge as she doesn't have a pincer grasp yet.


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When my DS started solids, I'd say: avocado, banana, sweet potato, black beans, yogurt.
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Yogurt, sweet potatoes, blueberries, bananas, steamed broccoli...and steamed carrots, cottage cheese, avocado, diced raw apple, heavily buttered whole wheat pasta, brown rice, bites of whatever we're eating, etc. The list seems endless--she'll eat anything at this point (11 months). She's a bottomless pit and her latest nickname is "Tank". lol.gif


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Seeing the good wholesome plain foods on these lists and thinking about my first Lo eating foods... it is definitely making me think about my own consumption. I wonder if any of you have noticed a change in your own eating habits through family nutrition?

There is something (haha) very basic about seeing it on its way in AND out, if ykwim!

It makes me want to get back to extreme simple eating along with the babe. Brown rice, black beans, sweet potatoes and good local fruit?

Sounds great.

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avocado, sweet potato, banana, egg yolk, peas :) Those were my LO's favorite when he was first starting solids.


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Also, I never made my son's baby food(purees) I just mashed up whatever I was eating. I was also not too particular about avoiding foods until a certain age except dairy, because he had a problem with it while breastfeeding. I have a fancy baby food maker this time around and I'm now a SAHM, so I actually will have some time for it, and plan on making her baby food purees. I have a feeling she'll be ready for food before DS was and plan on feeding her at 6 months whether she has teeth or not because I have a feeling she'll be ready. She's already showing signs of readiness at only 5 months.


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I definitely noticed a change in my eating habits when I first started my firstborn on solids. We started eating wayyyy less processed stuff.

 

My ds is 7.5 months & started solids at 6 months. He's liked everything I've given him which so far is:

 

Sweet potatoes

Squash

Peas

Avocado

Banana

Applesauce

Oatmeal

Brown rice

Turnip

Peaches

Grapes (peeled and broken up small and fed from my finger)

Mango

Steak

Pork

Chicken

Turkey

Tofu

Chickpeas

Egg yolk (just because I give my older kids hard boiled eggs in their school lunches but they don`t like the yolk so they get the whites and Kennedy gets their yolks)

 

Everything is homemade and just fork mashed. The meat is either pureed in some cooking water or shredded small and fed from my finger or mixed with a mashed veggie or fruit. Usually I make extra of what we are eating and mash it up and freeze it in ice cube trays for when we`re eating something more complex. He doesn`t like to do finger foods yet, he likes to be spoon fed. While I feed him I give him his own spoon with a little food on it and he will feed himself with that. And also put it in his hair and eyebrows and stuff LOL


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I like giving him fresh foods, so I cook them well, mash some up and cube the rest for his finger food practice, because he's at that stage.

Sweet potatoes (I cube these after they're refridgerated)

Bananas (too slippery for cubes!)

Baby carrots (I make these really soft so he can bite pieces off and hold them in his fist)

Potatoes (I use steak fries a lot for him they are perfect for him to grip and suck the guts out of)

Baked beans

Also, Cheerios (though I use Cascadia Farms fruity o's cause they're even cheaper than Cheerio's in my local supermarket)


Hey Izzy - your little one sounds like mine! To use bananas for finger food, try rolling them in crushed up cheerios! Big hit at our house! :-)
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I'm listing 6, because two of them had to be served together. orngtongue.gif

 

Sweet potatoes

Mangoes

Pears

Spinach (which I usually paired with pears)

Bananas

Avocados 

 

These are still DD's favorites!


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raider - LOVE the idea of bananas in Cheerios dust.

 

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Hmm!  Sneaking spinach in with the pears!  Brilliant!


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raider - LOVE the idea of bananas in Cheerios dust.

 

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Hmm!  Sneaking spinach in with the pears!  Brilliant!


 

We started with purees, but spinach doesn't puree smoothly. I added a baked pear to sauted spinach and tossed it in the blender. Voila. People were amazed that my baby LOVED it. If you're using a BLW approach, an omelet is a great way to hide it. 

 

Another great fruit veggie combo was carrot-apple-mango. 


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here are our current faves at 8.5 months doing baby led weaning:

broccoli (steamed, whole)

peach slices with skin (gives them more traction)

apricot slices w skin

nectarine slices w skin

plum slices w skin

handfulls of hummus (yummy with cucumber slices)

greek plain yogurt

avocado

roasted beets

beans

thick lentil soup

scrambled eggs--- great idea on the spinach

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for foods that require "traction" we roll them in oat bran, wheat germ, or ground flax seed; seems to do the trick.


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for foods that require "traction" we roll them in oat bran, wheat germ, or ground flax seed; seems to do the trick.


Love this. Thanks!

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