How did you start solids? - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: How did you start solids?
Did you offer purees first? 19 86.36%
Did you wait until they were old enough for finger foods? 3 13.64%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 12 Old 06-24-2003, 08:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I admit. I started with puree and now I have backed off and want to wait until they can handle finger foods. Which did you do?
laralou is offline  
#2 of 12 Old 06-24-2003, 11:23 PM
 
jazminflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: with the brown barbaloots
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1st baby...didn't know it was possible to go straight to finger foods....so she got purees....next one will be doing finger foods.
jazminflower is offline  
#3 of 12 Old 06-25-2003, 01:36 AM
 
veganmamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Yikes, living w/ my ILs!
Posts: 4,564
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD won't eat anything I put near her mouth but she actually ingested 5 or so grains of rice she stole off my plate the other day. i think we're waiting for finger foods.
Lauren
veganmamma is offline  
#4 of 12 Old 06-25-2003, 01:45 AM
 
cciele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern California
Posts: 149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have started with purees (fork-mashed). My 5-month-old DD is enjoying her lumpy bananas and avocados!

Cathy
cciele is offline  
#5 of 12 Old 06-25-2003, 01:47 AM
 
sarahmae1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IMO, there is nothing wrong w/ either approach. Whatever works for baby (and mom) is fine. My ds was interested and ready to eat at a little before 6mos. so we went ahead w/ the purees. I'm hoping my next baby is the same because I really like feeding those purees, lol... I know I'm weird. I'm sure it is a lot easier to go to just finger foods - and that's great too, but I like doing babyfood. But, that's just me.

Sarah : , mama to Lucas (8) , Ryan (5) : , Andrew (1yr) , and someone new : due early Dec.
sarahmae1 is offline  
#6 of 12 Old 06-25-2003, 01:52 AM
 
Piglet68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Vancouver Island, Canada
Posts: 11,097
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I voted that we offered purees, which we did. But she hated them, lol. She really didn't start eating until she could eat foods with more texture to them. She still doesn't do finger foods well - they end up on the floor, lol. Except bread products and crackers which she loves to feed herself. Everything else is either on a spoon or via chopsticks (very handy for feeding babies, btw!), but she eats everything and loves peas, corn, beans, lentils, tofu, onions, you name it! Nothing pureed, either.

teapot2.GIF Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)  ribbonjigsaw.gif blogging.jpg homeschool.gif

Piglet68 is offline  
#7 of 12 Old 06-25-2003, 04:19 AM
 
Staceyhsmom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 1,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was going to wait til 6 months but.....I tried homemade pureed peaches this past week and she loves 'em. Plus I froze some and held a frozen cube for her to teeth on, it was perfect. I am taking it real slow, I feel no need to hurry.
Staceyhsmom1 is offline  
#8 of 12 Old 06-25-2003, 11:19 PM
 
dswmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere with my nose in a book
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We started with some rice cereal here and there, then a few pureed bananas and apples, but never did anything daily. Now, ds is 9m and still exclusively bf, but gets a token piece of fruit or veggie every so often. He's starting to become much more interested in eating what he sees us eating, so I guessed it was time to try more things.
dswmom is offline  
#9 of 12 Old 07-27-2003, 01:21 AM
 
williamsmommy2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: the microwaves did it
Posts: 1,963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We started with purees. Now at almost 9 months DS can handle a little texture, and will only eat finger foods that will just mush up in his mouth. He loves his food but hates texture.

Misty, mama to my nurslings William(11/4/02) and Parker(7/13/04).
williamsmommy2002 is offline  
#10 of 12 Old 07-27-2003, 11:11 AM
 
laurajean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did the whole Super Baby Food thing. We started with fork mashed bananas. I also pureed. His favorite pureed food was mango. It was fun. Especially delving into the nutritional aspect, which foods provide what specific vitamin etc.

~Laura
laurajean is offline  
#11 of 12 Old 07-27-2003, 04:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
laralou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: little house in the suburbs
Posts: 4,904
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by sarahmae1
I'm sure it is a lot easier to go to just finger foods
Oh, I don't think so. If they ate purees, I could get jars and go. But I have to prepare baby meals just like grown up meals so to me it takes a lot of time.

I know most people like to make their own food, but with twins, I would go jarred in a heartbeat just to save time.
laralou is offline  
#12 of 12 Old 07-29-2003, 11:52 PM
 
Cutie01Q's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We started letting Ella taste some solids and some purees at 9 1/2 months and now at almost 11 months she will nibble here and there but she doesn't really like anything very much. Her favorite food is frozen peas, and she will only eat a few. But that's fine with us I guess she will eat when she is ready.
Stephenie
Cutie01Q is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off