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for those who skipped baby food and perees

Posted by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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What did you start with? Thadyd is only 3 months old and I wont be starting until at least 6 months but I am looking into the different ways of introducing solid to decide what to do. i know people say they just give baby whatever the family is eating, but, do you cut stuff up? if so how big/small of pieces, etc?

by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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Siare
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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I didn't skip baby food, but I did skip cereals. To me and to pedi they're completely pointless. I went straight to vegetables. I also put real food, like veggies and cut up meats, in a mesh bag and let my DD gum them. This way she could have our food early on and no choking hazard. I just made sure to give her things that had NOT been seasoned.

Koux
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning.html
FAQ's about baby led weaning (or baby led solids)

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning-first-foods.html
Great first foods, and serving suggestions

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning-recipes.html
Great recipes to try with baby

We never gave our daughter purées. We started with whole wheat toast, cheese, steamed veggies (carrots, broccoli) and soft fruits (banana, avocado). It is pretty messy at first, but it gets much better after a while. At first the foods need to be in larger pieces (think the size of baby's fist, or bigger), so it's easier to grip and bite. Broccoli florets were great for this, she could hold the stem and gnaw all the "leaves" off. Once they get the pincer grasp you can start cutting into smaller pieces if you wish, but it's not necessary. Our baby is now 14 months and we prepare her food the same way as the rest of the family. I highly recommend it!!
Mom2Just1
by Gold Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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Oranges, sweet potatoes, chicken, broccoli, avocado, etc.
SewingMamaLele
by Silver Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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Yea, cut up pieces, or spears they can hold. Steamed veggies,.avocado, pears, banana, soft chicken, fish, well cooked beef....
Retrokitty
by Bronze Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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Avacodo is the best to start with. Meat and veggies first. Then fruit, then grains after a year old.
tyrelsmom
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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Sweet potatoes, soft cooked veggies, bananas, really ripe peaches. Either cut up into very small pieces, or in long thin strips for biting off.
jesuschild06
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

thank you! purees are messy too :p I dont expect a clean way to feed my baby! lol


Quoting Koux:

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning.html
FAQ's about baby led weaning (or baby led solids)

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning-first-foods.html
Great first foods, and serving suggestions

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/baby-led-weaning-recipes.html
Great recipes to try with baby

We never gave our daughter purées. We started with whole wheat toast, cheese, steamed veggies (carrots, broccoli) and soft fruits (banana, avocado). It is pretty messy at first, but it gets much better after a while. At first the foods need to be in larger pieces (think the size of baby's fist, or bigger), so it's easier to grip and bite. Broccoli florets were great for this, she could hold the stem and gnaw all the "leaves" off. Once they get the pincer grasp you can start cutting into smaller pieces if you wish, but it's not necessary. Our baby is now 14 months and we prepare her food the same way as the rest of the family. I highly recommend it!!



ceckyl
by Silver Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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Google baby led solids.
jesuschild06
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 10:56 PM

really? chicken? they dont choke on it? how do you cook it? 


Quoting Mom2Just1:

Oranges, sweet potatoes, chicken, broccoli, avocado, etc.



polkaspots
by Silver Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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He started out only eating breakfast aside from the odd occasion when we went out to eat. So for the most part it was things like cereal, French toast, eggs, oatmeal, leftovers... He also ate whole fruits and cut up fruits like apples and bananas. He didn't start eating dinner with us until about 8-9 months because of his nap schedule. He slept through lunch and dinner when he was just starting out.
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