Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
FMJOHN1's Photo FMJOHN1 Posts: 33
2/4/11 2:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My doctor told me that I can start baby food in the cereal at 5 months and I can't wait to try that. I've been mostly following her advice but at the same time keeping pace with my daughter so...sometime in the next couple weeks my daughter will get her first vegetable experience and I can't wait. My sisters son is such a picky eater and I want my daughter to be exposed to as many different foods as possible so I don't have the same problem! Here's to keeping my fingers crossed! emoticon emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 203.0 
 
203
189.75
176.5
163.25
150
KJNLDE's Photo KJNLDE Posts: 91
2/2/11 5:05 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I started my son on solids at 4 months as well. It's funny... I go to a pediatric practice and one doc told me he could eat anything we eat as long as it's pureed and another told us no food before 6 months! It kinda made me feel better, though, because I guess that just means that whatever we decide to do, it'll be ok!

Anyway, my son is now almost 9 months old and he basically eats EVERYTHING! I started buying frozen veggies and fruit, cooking it, pureeing it, and then freezing it in ice cube trays and then bagging the cubes. You can really do this with anything... fresh or frozen, and then try mixing them as well. I bought an acorn squash the other day and made it for him... he LOVED it (although, he really likes anything!). Try different things and see what your little one likes, but you can really puree anything, just make sure to try new things for a few days so you know there is no allergy. My little one especially likes strawberries... something I thought we couldn't give him for a while! A friend of mine actually made chicken soup from scratch for her and her hubby and then pureed the veggies, noodles, chicken and broth for her son!

 current weight: 172.4 
 
195
180
165
150
135
FMJOHN1's Photo FMJOHN1 Posts: 33
1/25/11 2:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My daughter, Lilianna, is only 4 months old but my doctor wants me to start giving her cereal twice a day. We had already started to give her some cereal efore we went to the appointment so it wasn't a big surprise. Lily absolutely loves it! Granted, I do put 100% juice in it along with baby water or breastmilk so it has a little flavor but its so fun to watch her go at it! She has four teeth coming in already so maybe we'll give a go at bananas when they come in!

 current weight: 203.0 
 
203
189.75
176.5
163.25
150
KATIKOHT's Photo KATIKOHT Posts: 626
1/24/11 10:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was feeding my guy mashed up avocado yesterday (he had little interest), so I just gave him a big chunk of avocado in his hand and he put it in his mouth and took a big ole bit and chewed it delightedly for a while, then spit most of it out. He wanted more, I didn't have more avocado so I gave him banana - same thing, got a couple of big bites and chewed, spitting most of it out. I really have faith now in what I read about they learn to chew before they push it back for swallowing... I'm pretty excited to keep going down this path.

I lost 30 pounds on SPARK before...and now I'm back to lose the baby weight!

First 5K: 6/5/11 39.57
pushing the baby in a stroller.


 current weight: 160.2 
 
171
165.25
159.5
153.75
148
PATIENCEMICHELE's Photo PATIENCEMICHELE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (9,518)
Posts: 441
1/21/11 12:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks. I also like wholesomebabyfoods.com. There's a good blog about BLW too, Adventures In Solid Food. We just started last week too but I'm skipping purees and cereal altogether. He's already tried a lot of different veggies and fruits but he doesn't actually eat too much just yet, which is to be expected. I'm just trying to think about healthy meals that I can prepare for myself and share with him, which is sort of the point of BLW. It's just hard right now because he's just starting and there's a lot of things I'm nervous to give him this early. I suppose once he starts eating more and getting better with his motor skills it will be easier to make meals because I will have a lot more ingredients to choose from. There's a Baby Led Weaning cookbook that comes out next month and I think I'm going to get that.

 current weight: 239.2 
 
304
266.5
229
191.5
154
KATIKOHT's Photo KATIKOHT Posts: 626
1/21/11 10:27 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I came across the idea recently, I just started my 6 month old on foods a week ago - I got a baby bullet for Xmas and I've been using their recipes. After I came across the baby led solids info, I've relaxed a lot more. I've been feeding him pureed banana and homemade rice cereal so far; this AM I actually handed him half of a banana. I led it to his mouth so he'd know he could eat it. He tried a couple more times to get it to his mouth, but was REALLY interested in the texture and mashing it with his fingers. But I am leaning toward a combination - letting him play around with the big chunks of soft foods that I'm also mashing up and feeding to him. wholesomebabyfood.com is a site I was referred to, I like it. The baby bullet website (just google it) has some publically available recipes. I googled baby led solids when I came across it and read a bunch of different sites - nothing specific I can dredge back up. Good luck!

I lost 30 pounds on SPARK before...and now I'm back to lose the baby weight!

First 5K: 6/5/11 39.57
pushing the baby in a stroller.


 current weight: 160.2 
 
171
165.25
159.5
153.75
148
PATIENCEMICHELE's Photo PATIENCEMICHELE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (9,518)
Posts: 441
1/19/11 4:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Has anyone used the Baby Led Weaning approach to introducing solids? I'm trying to find simple, healthy meals that I can share with my baby but he's only 6 months old so there's quite a few things he can't eat just yet. I want to get in the habit of cooking meals that we can both share, though. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions or know where I can find good baby-friendly recipes?

 current weight: 239.2 
 
304
266.5
229
191.5
154
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Losing the Baby Weight...and More! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Stuck! Need encouragement :) 10/22/2013 1:57:04 PM
Introduce Yourself Here! 11/14/2014 9:08:34 AM
wake up 10/8/2014 8:34:42 AM
Avoiding Late Night Nursing Snacks? 10/22/2013 1:35:36 PM
Have you seen "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead"? 9/2/2013 7:24:54 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9940x39292917

Review our Community Guidelines