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anyone have tips for me. My ds is my second child but really into sholids at 8 months. My first couldnt care less about solid until she was 13 months... so I was able to skip all the homemade pureering (which I had attempted at 7 months with her but to no avail).<br><br>
We also have food alleriges in our family so trying to stay with allergenic free food.<br><br>
Carrot, avocado, apple and banana (but looks like banana and apple are giving him rash).<br><br>
Any tips what other food to make? started rice the other day as we eat lots of rice...not sure how to puree it though.<br><br>
THanks for tips everyone. I dont want to give in and buy storebought baby food.<br><br>
Thanks<br><br>
stephanie
 

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I'm going to move this to the Good Eating board. The ladies there are a wealth of information.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You can grind the dry rice in the blender before you cook it. The Super Baby Food Book by Ruth Yaron has a lot of great ideas on how to prepare foods at home (although I caution against using her feeding schedueles as they put too much importance on the solids and not enough on the breastmilk).<br><br>
Some foods that DD likes when she first started really eating solids (9 months):<br><br>
mashed sweet potatoes<br>
egg yolk (hard boiled)<br>
yogurt (we use soy yogurt)<br>
cooked and pureed winter squash<br>
pureed green beans<br>
melon chopped into very small pieces<br>
peas (DH took the outer "skin" off for her which took forever, but she loved them and I was paranoid about choking).<br><br>
Hope that helps!
 

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*avocados!!!<br>
*sweet potatoes or yams<br>
*pureed stewed pears<br>
*yogurt (soy is great for dairy sensative people)<br>
*pureed stewed prunes<br>
*blended cooked lentils<br>
*green beans<br>
*winter squash<br><br>
After a few months of these basic foods, perhaps add in a bit of oatmeal or quinoa, amazake, applesauce, pureed cauliflour, carrots, and spinach...<br><br>
If you have allergies in your family avoid peas, bananas, melons, peanuts, &corn~ all these can trigger reactions, especially skin reactions such as exzema.<br><br>
After 1 year old I started giving ds diluted miso soup w/ nori flakes sprinkled in, as well as some tahini, simple smoothies, and mashed beans~ all great vegetarian foods!<br><br>
At 9 months I started adding a bit of flax or hemp oil to his foods for the essential fatty acids.
 

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I like combinations of fruits or vegetables that you know the child is not allergic to mixed with cooked whole grains and blended together. New Vegetarian Baby by Sharon K. Yntema and Christine H. Beard is a good book for recipes and explainations of various whole grains and the best way to prepare them. They focus on super healthy and organic foods. Once again I thought that the emphasis on breastfeeding should have been higher, but of course that is your discression.<br>
It's fun to make up combinations in your blender, once you get going it can make you feel very creative!
 

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thanks everyone for your wealth of information. Ok with the start of fall coming along and the squash season...will try some of those (just have to figure out what is sweet potatoe..how is it different from normal potatoe? or is that yam that people are referring to??)<br><br>
I also have the New Vegetarian Baby Cookbook but didnt like their guideline (or suggestion) of removing bm and replacing with solids. That part made me uncomfortable so I put it down. But will pick it up again and look at the recipes ideas.<br><br>
Thanks again everyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
My ds is chewing on everything...makes me think I have a puppy not a baby!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Stephanie, tandem nursing mom to 3.5 yr dd and 8 mos ds.
 
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