Mothering Forum banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,491 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
ds is 7 1/2 months old now and he has done lots of homemade babyfood. I've read some articles that someone posted here about more variety and spices in food being fine for babies and I was wondering about foods like plain hummus and guacamole? some of the ingredients are things babies aren't "supposed" to have until 12 months like the lemon juice that's in hummus.<br><br>
anyone have any thoughts on when it's ok to introduce foods like these?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42,824 Posts
We introduced spicy stuff pretty early - definitely before 8 or 9 months I'd say. My dd liked guacamole MUCH better than plain avacado... and she really liked refried beans with green salsa in them...<br><br>
-Angela
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,163 Posts
Lemon juice is acidic but not really allergic. Kinda like tomatoes. Just a small amount probably wont do much. But could cause a diaper rash.<br>
The tahini in hummus is a seed butter so it might be allergenic if you are at all worried about that. But you can make homemade hummus with no tahini.<br>
As for guacamole, tomatoes are high acid, just like lemon, not really allergenic though. I would try it and if baby gets a diaper rash dont use tomatoes next time(if you use them at all)<br>
Joline
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,085 Posts
My baby got lemon juice for the first time at 7 1/2 months when she swiped a slice of lemon from my husband's drink and chowed down on it. There was barely any pulp left when she was done!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,364 Posts
We've given dfs both those things. And we have been delighted to read confirmation of our intuitive approach with introducing foods with the recent articles posted. He is 6 1/2 months. He has enjoyed them, although he prefers chunky food to pureed food (I personally love both guac and hummus). He hasn't had tons of any one type of food. Just a few bites as he's interested. We haven't observed any problems with these foods.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,295 Posts
my gal loves loves loves hummus!she likes the roasted red pepper kind.she eats spoonfuls and has had absolutely no problems.she's eleven months old now but probably first had it at nine and a half or ten months.for some reason avacado made her through up(too rich i guess).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,317 Posts
By 7 1/2 months, personally, we have definitely fed those sorts of things. They fall in the perfect category, to me. Others are more rigid about what they let their kids eat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
842 Posts
Ben does have an acid intolerance. His first food was tsaziki, followed by hummus, guacamole and some more normal foods like potatoes, applesauce and carrots. He reacted to the applesauce, but nothing else. He was 4 months old.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
252 Posts
These were basically first foods for my kids along with things like scrambled eggs and with my second (call DFACS), natural peanut butter.<br><br>
I go with what I think is good, healthy fat nutrition for their little brains and bodies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
565 Posts
I just would give Ella tastes of whatever she was interested in - she really dug hummus, and I gave her guac once at a party and she was ok with it...<br><br>
Something a month or two ago was really upsetting to her system, but we never quite figured out what it was - we just went to nursing more often, and bland jar foods for a few weeks and then slowly went back to finger foods and whatever was on my plate, and now she is totally fine with everything. So far so good. Bring on the hummus!<br><br>
Oh - and we started all of that around 5 months and she is 8 now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
946 Posts
I also did both of these foods early on and ds loves both!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,084 Posts
I don't do guac because of dairy. But he does get an avo/salsa mix that he likes (mild salsa, but yummy - green mtn ******, if anyone else knows it). Hummus we either make ourselves (w/tahini and lemon) or it's the store bought roasted garlic one, both of which he devours. He's 9mos now, we started them both around 7 mos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
270 Posts
I always just fed them what we were eating. A heck of alot cheaper than the jarred stuff. Though I do omit spices till about month 6 just for the sake of doing it and after that I dull it down as DH and I like lotsa flavor. Because we incorporated such an expansive menu early on I think, my kids love things others don't. (at least my friends children don't) like homemade tortilla chips with salsa, fresh raw veggies dipped in dressing, chinese stir fry, etc.... I pretty much disregard most "rules" except for the no honey rule. There are no food allergies in our family. And I veer away from citrus till about 6 months as it seems to cause a rash in my boys. (diaper) I gradually add it after that.<br>
Tonia
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,364 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mamabeca</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't do guac because of dairy.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Just an FYI, not all guac has dairy. I've noticed that a lot of the stuff sold in stores has sour cream in it. But growing up in my family, I learned to make it without the sour cream and didn't even know that some people put sour cream in it until I was an adult.<br><br>
I've never been able to find a store bought guac I like anyway. Most of it tastes really icky to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
842 Posts
Umm, if it has sour cream, it's not guac, it's "avocado dip". Here's my mama's recipe.<br><br>
6 avocadoes, mashed<br>
3 tomatoes, chopped<br>
1 onion, chopped<br>
the juice of one lime or 1/2 a lemon (Mama uses lemon, I prefer lime)<br>
3 cloves of garlic, crushed<br>
salt to taste<br><br>
Stir and refrigerate for an hour. The best guac you've ever tasted.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,364 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Crunchier</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Here's my mama's recipe.<br><br>
6 avocadoes, mashed<br>
3 tomatoes, chopped<br>
1 onion, chopped<br>
the juice of one lime or 1/2 a lemon (Mama uses lemon, I prefer lime)<br>
3 cloves of garlic, crushed<br>
salt to taste</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Ahhhh...now that's closer to home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
468 Posts
I've asked our naturopath the same question. She said spices are fine after you've already made sure they don't have a reaction to the primary food. But she said citrus is highly allergenic and to hold off using it until well after a year.<br><br>
Avocado was our baby's first food. He started eating a simple form of guac (avocado, minced onion, cumin) around 8 months and he loves it.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top