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Old 09-03-2012, 08:31 AM   #31
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DD had banana and advacado for her first foods. Never had cereal. My pedi said they do not have all of the digestive enzymes for it until 9 months and by that time it didn't really serve a purpose.

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:32 AM   #32
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You could go the BLW route. MUCH easier. I made food for my first 2 (didn't know about BLW) and we did/are doing BLW with our newest. She started with avocados, just get nice ripe avocados and slice them and let baby go to town. We started at 8 1/2 months but you can start at 6 if you want. I saw no need to rush food at all this time around.
This was her very first time having solid
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #33
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

We followed all the rules with DS1! DS2 is just hitting 6 months and has already had watermelon, peach, ice cream, sucked on red peppers and oranges, etc. When it came time to sit him down and feed him with a spoon though I went with carrots (steamed, mushed, and mixed with BM), sweet potato, and banana. Easy peasy. Try not to think too much about it. Just remember that it's a new thing for your little guy and try to give him some time to figure it out. Have fun!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:33 AM   #34
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Great suggestions so far...DS also loves kiwi. I just put a little chunk on the spoon and put it in his mouth. I don't puree it...but it so soft so he easily chews it.
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

we did BLW too, ds's first food was steamed sweet potato "fries" right around 6 months. bananas are good, and egg yolks. the only thing is that people feel they have to cut up into itty bitty pieces, but its better to use bigger like french fry shaped chunks, so baby can hold it in his fist, and still have a piece to bite off, since they dont always have the pincer grasp down yet
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #36
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Re: I don't want baby's first food to be cereal, suggestions please :)

So far we have done avocado, green beans, peas, prunes, applesauce, rice cereal, and sweet potatoes. Plan to do pears, carrots, and oatmeal soon!
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we did BLW too, ds's first food was steamed sweet potato "fries" right around 6 months. bananas are good, and egg yolks. the only thing is that people feel they have to cut up into itty bitty pieces, but its better to use bigger like french fry shaped chunks, so baby can hold it in his fist, and still have a piece to bite off, since they dont always have the pincer grasp down yet
I agree that the fry shaped chunks work well. We started our BLW a couple weeks ago and we are having a lot of fun. Overcooked asparagus is a big hit! Butternut squash of course and now she is even getting the hang of pincher to handle Lima beans. We also started a probiotic to help with digestive health.
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Egg yolk, whole milk yogurt, fish eggs..
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I have only ever made my own with both kids. With DS we did cereal first. With DD (7mos old now) we started solids at 6 mos and skipped cereal. Here is the order we have done so far:
Green Beans
Peas
Sweet Potato
Acorn Squash
Avocado
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Banana
Zucchini
Peaches
Are we suppose to ea. one for a certain amount of time before introducing a new food? And can we mix a few together? Thanks
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Are we suppose to ea. one for a certain amount of time before introducing a new food? And can we mix a few together? Thanks
If your family has a history of allergies, it's a good idea.

If not, then it's unnecessary.
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