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Yup this is a diapering question because I want to prolong BF type poos for as long as possible.<br><br>
Any cereals are out, same goes with avacados because I've had to throw away a pocket diaper after DD1 overdid the avacados. What else would you suggest? I don't want to do anything that will lead to peanut butter type poo just yet.
 

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I've that sweet potatoes don't seem to mess with his poo too much. And they're pretty complimentary in taste for a baby who loves BM.
 

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Um... I think baby's first food should be based on what's healthy for the child, not how difficult the diaper is to clean? But maybe that's just me... Peanut butter poos are a fact of life with solids. If the baby is eating all pureed stuff (no chunks), the washer should take care of the poos. Just stick them in a wet pail to avoid the stains. My DS is on tons and tons of solids (15 months old), so any peanut butter poos that arise have chunks in them and everything. I've never had to throw out a diaper. Unless you're handwashing, this really shouldn't be THAT big a problem?
 

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I think poo changing is just inevitable. Even when DS wouldn't eat solids for days and just nurse his poop was different once he started eating solids. fwiw neither of my kids cared for any solids until closer to 9 months... that's one sure way to keep that lovely bf poop!
 

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Avoid blueberries at all cost :LOL . That was my 1st dd's food and those diapers are still purple (she's 5yo now). I, personally, didn't care about the stains because she dug the blueberries so much and they're healthy, but I did start making alot of diapers lined in purple fabrics lol.
 

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depends. sweet potatoes for us were. :puke<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: blueberries! I saw them floating around and was freaked out at first! I didn't know that the peels went straight through! It was reaaaaaaaaaally freaky looking.
 

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We have mostly bf poo too at 9 months old. But she is starting little tiny bits of finger foods(she hates purees) here and there and they really do just go completely through them and into the diaper. I should just throw a few peas and carrots in the diaper and call it even. :LOL But seriously, any purees will make those peanut buttery poos and little chunks of food will go straight through into the diaper for the most part. It's really inevitable. Give in to the wetpail(we wetpail with our washer) or the minishower and make your life easier. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/upsidedown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="upsidedown"><br><br><br>
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Both my babies started on yogurt. Plain, white, whole milk yogurt. They loved it and still do. It's good for their little intestines and won't mess with their poo.<br><br>
But worrying about not changing the poo is not the best way to choose first foods...
 

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or EC. I hardly have poopy dipes now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
If so, then I wetpail. I have a bucket in the tub and the area leading to the bathroom is gated off.<br><br>
eta: I'm sure that the question is a bit tongue in cheek.
 

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I do think this is a little odd, but I vote for sweet potatoes. They don't change the poo much, and that was all ds would eat for months after introducing solid food. If you've had to cut out dairy, because your child has a casein sensitivity, then I would avoid yogurt until they are also eating bananas. Bananas tend to firm up poo, and too many can constipate. But, I found that yogurt makes for runnier and fouler smelling poos. I think that's related to casein, although it could be from the bacteria in yogurt. Blueberries are totally gross, as are grapes, but ds loves both, so we deal with it. Blueberries will stain your diapers though. HTH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Um... I think baby's first food should be based on what's healthy for the child, not how difficult the diaper is to clean? But maybe that's just me...?</div>
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Of course that's true but I'm sure I can meet dd's nutritional needs and still prolong the easy poo stage for an extra month or two KWIM. <b>I'm talking about a 6 mo and only for the first few months, not a toddler, sorry if I didn't make that clear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></b><br><br>
Heck, I could withhold solids until my EBF DD is able to eat meals (mashed) with us and her nutritional needs would still be met. I've heard of many MDC mama's who wait until 7-9 mo or longer to introduce solids because they are concerned about food allergys.<br><br>
So anyway as far as I'm concerned, solids are for baby amusement purposes only at this age and I'm entirely certain that I won't be depriving her nutritionally by with holding undiaper friendly foods for the next few months.
 

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Well, fwiw my dd STILL doesn't eat enough solids to damage diapers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
We did start with avacado, and would plan to again (I like that it has a lot of good fats) but she never ate enough to make a real difference in poo.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, fwiw my dd STILL doesn't eat enough solids to damage diapers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
We did start with avacado, and would plan to again (I like that it has a lot of good fats) but she never ate enough to make a real difference in poo.<br><br>
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Oh man my toddler would eat a whole avacado in one sitting. The poo just stained the prefolds but it somehow turned to black tar on one of my beloved pocket diapers. I guess there is a difference between eating some avacado and eating a whole avacado, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> lol.
 

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I feed ds (who is 10 mos) whatever we are eating, but just a little bit. He is still MOSTLY bf and does just fine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">solids are for baby amusement purposes only at this age and I'm entirely certain that I won't be depriving her nutritionally by with holding undiaper friendly foods for the next few months.</div>
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I just wanted to say that this is absolutely correct. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
A baby who is breastfed on cue does not require solids during the first year of life.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Give in to the wetpail(we wetpail with our washer) or the minishower and make your life easier.</div>
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Amen! Embrace the wet pail (figuratively, of course!). Also, if you are concerned about damaging diapers, perhaps use a cheap liner? We use cut-up fleece for liners and have had great success!<br><br>
HTH!<br>
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This may be off topic, but since we're talking about wet pails....what are the how too's and do's and don'ts. My mom says to use natural borax. Any comments about the borax? Mostly right now all my cleaners are Method from Target, they're suposed to be not as harsh and better for the environment.
 
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